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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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Intensive: Planetary 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.

Global Innovation Event

Planetary Innovator Speaker Series

The Planetary Innovator Speaker series highlights people who are innovators in the broadest possible sense of the word: from entrepreneurs to researchers to activists to investors.

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Summer Fellowship

Amplify your venture: The Tsai CITY Summer Fellowship is a multi-week, full-time accelerator to incubate new companies, nonprofits, and initiatives. The fellowship includes $15,000 for each team, along with a rigorous sequence of workshops, sprints, mentorship, coaching, and pitch opportunities.