Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI)
YEI is a University department that focuses on advancing early-stage student founded ventures and acts as a hub for entrepreneurship on campus.
As a complement to the traditional academic programs at SOM, which provide a conceptual understanding and related case studies of new venture formation, YEI helps students execute on their business plans. It bands together entrepreneurial students from across the university, alumni from both industry and investment community, select faculty and administrators with new venture experience, established entrepreneurs, and service providers.
YEI offers several programs and services including:
Summer Fellowship Program
The YEI Summer Fellowship is a competitive 10-week summer program based in New Haven for highly driven Yale students with innovative new venture ideas. Learn more
Student Venture Incubator
Incubator provides affordable office space to eligible Yale student startups. The Incubator is located in the YEI office conveniently located near Yale’s Central Campus and the Broadway shopping district. Learn more
The YEI Mentor Program supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity in the Yale community by matching student ventures, led by either graduates or undergraduates, with volunteer mentors who can share their proven experience and skills to help increase the probability of a startup’s success. Learn more
Check out the YEI website for more information about events and resources – www.yale.edu/yei.