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Programs

Tsai CITY programs offer diverse entry points to innovation and entrepreneurship, from drop-in sessions to multi-week, application-only programs. Whether you have a big idea you’re ready to build on or just want to explore the tools of innovation, we can help you get there. 

Get inspired with talks from leading innovators, community events like pitch slams and fail nights, and other low-stakes opportunities to connect. Learn a new skill in a workshop, or take a deep dive into a specific topic in a semester-long intensive. Build on an idea — whether it's a concept for a venture, nonprofit, or some other innovative project — in our venture development sequence of programs, from the Tsai CITY Launch Pad to our Accelerator and Summer Fellowship. Take a look at our current lineup of programs.

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Beyond the Studio

In a spring 2021 collaboration with Yale Schwarzman Center, Tsai CITY will present a series of talks, workshops, and discussions by artists whose practices move beyond the studio and into marketplaces, media outlets, social justice work, startups, and cultural institutions.

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Innovator's Wellness Series

This spring 2021 series was created to encourage mental wellness for student entrepreneurs and innovators, provide an understanding of the importance of wellness on the creative and innovative process, and to foster a safe space to understand and prioritize mental wellness.

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Intensive: Climate Solutions Generator

The Climate Solutions Generator is a CBEY / Tsai CITY Intensive that offers Yale students the opportunity to join a passionate and inspired community in which they will engage with key challenges and opportunities for climate change innovation.