Commercializing ideas for drug discovery and biological therapeutics
Commercializing ideas from physical and computer sciences, engineering, software, and services
Connecticut's strategic venture capital arm and the leading source of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies.
The Yale Innovation Summit offers a premier opportunity to showcase your breakthrough technologies to a large number of interested investors and industry leaders, both through a prominent electronic poster display with interactive screens and through two live pitch events.
A brief application and a 5-minute (5-8 slide) PowerPoint deck is all you need to apply for either an electronic poster, the pitch contest, or both.
(Pitch Prizes will be awarded to the winning ventures.)
First Place $10,000
Second Place $5,000
Third Place $2,500
(ePoster Prizes will be awarded to the individual applicants.)
Highest Potential Impact $500
Most Innovative Solution $500
Best Poster Presentation $500
Additionally ten $250 prizes will be awarded to ten ePoster’s noted as
Promising Future New Haven Ventures.
We are seeking applicants from Yale Faculty for both the electronic posters and pitch contest. Consideration may be extended to alumni or community startups based on availability, but strong preference will be given to the founders with a current Yale affiliation spinning a technology out of Yale; Additionally, specifically regarding the pitch contest, strong preference will be given to faculty who have not previously been on stage at the Innovation Summit.
Submit your pitch deck and answer the application questions via the button below.
Your pitch deck should be non-confidential in PowerPoint and able to be pitched in 5 minutes. This PowerPoint pitch deck will also serve as the electronic poster that will be on display at the event. .
Incorporate the following elements for the most effective presentation:
- elevator pitch/company story
- management team/scientific advisory board
- market problem/unmet needs/commercial opportunity
- description of technology
- validation/supporting data
- product pipeline
- risk and risk mitigation
- differentiation from competitors
|March 31, 2020||Application Deadline|
|April 3, 2020||Pitch Semi-Finalists & E-Poster Selectees notified|
|April 7, 2020||Internal Pitchoff for Tech Pitch Semi-Finalists|
|April 8, 2020||Internal Pitchoff for Biotech Pitch Semi-Finalists|
|April 10, 2020||Pitch Finalists Notified|
|May 13, 2020||2020 Innovation Summit|
Innovation programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) advance ideas from the lab to the marketplace to strengthen America’s economy, health, and security. The Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) in the Engineering Directorate leads several programs to translate fundamental research into market solutions. IIP supports researchers with promising technologies, as well as funding high-tech startups. Learn more about the NSF’s central role in accelerating the growth of the national ecosystem and hear about specific funding opportunities from an NSF employee at the 2020 Yale Innovation Summit.
The Yale Innovation Summit will be held at The New Yale Science Building (YSB)
260 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Interested in Sponsorship?
Contact Tim Opstrup (Timothy.Opstrup@yale.edu) for sponsorship opportunities.
Annie Lamont and Moira Forbes opened the event with an informative conversation
Governor Ned Lamont Supports New Haven as a Preeminent Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurism at the 2019 Yale Innovation Summit
Guests have several opportunities to network with over 1,000 Summit attendees, presenters, panelists and Keynotes
Panel Discussion on Breadth vs. Depth of Assets Platform in Value Creation
Promising Future New Haven Venture Winners
2019 Blavatnik Winners
2019 Pitch contest awards waiting to be presented.
The day ended with a lively reception where guests enjoyed cocktails and conversation