About the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute is a university department that helps entrepreneurs and innovators at Yale start scalable new ventures. YEI offers three dedicated programs for accelerating ventures at Yale from early-stage conception to investable startup: the Venture Creation Program, the YEI Fellowship and the YEI Innovation Fund, which provides $100,000 in pre-seed funding. YEI is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship across all schools at Yale and providing opportunities for students and faculty to test their ideas, develop them with expert guidance and launch companies that can make an impact in their respective industries. YEI resources include a 150+ Mentor Network; resident entrepreneurs; access to in-kind services from corporate partners in legal, accounting, financial, IP, communications and branding; connections to the angel and venture community; and connections to campus and community entrepreneurship partners.