eventfrom | Yale Univ.the Yale Innovation Summit

theme: Expanding impact.
January 1, 2024

event |

school: Yale Univ.
motto: light + truth

event: Yale Innovation Summit
theme: Expanding impact.

season: spring
date: May 29 — May 30
year: 2024
where: New Haven, CT | US

event website | visit

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card :: Yale Univ.

about |

The Yale Innovation Summit highlights entrepreneurial Yale Univ. faculty +  students and the investable innovations coming out of Yale labs.  The summit offers networking, education, and inspiration to the entire entrepreneurial eco-system.

  • keynotes
  • faculty pitches
  • company presentations
  • panelists
  • posters
  • investment opportunities
  • investment firms
  • corporations
  • attendees
  • investment prizes

letter |

At Yale University we don’t just want to make new things — we want to make things better. We want to offer our education as accessibly as possible. And to as broad a range of students as we can, throughout the world.

Peter Salovey • PhD

bio: President

school: Yale Univ.
bio: social psychologist

2 tracks |

Welcome to the index.1. |  bio-tech track — commercializing ideas for drug discovery + biological therapeutics
2. |  tech track — commercializing ideas from physical sciences + computer sciences: engineering, software, services

showcase |

The Yale Innovation Summit offers a premier opportunity to showcase your breakthrough tech to a large number of interested investors + industry leaders — both through a prominent electronic poster display with interactive screens + through 2 live pitch events.

A brief application and a 5 minute presentation deck is all you need to apply for:

  • an electronic poster
  • the pitch contest
  • or both


Yale Univ. | home

— channels —

innovation + entrepreneurship


— featurette series —

group: Yale Univ.
motto: light + truth
featurette series title: Innovation to Impact

— summary —

The Innovation to Impact featurette series highlights leading Yale Univ. entrepreneurs. They’re turning their ground-breaking research + ideas into businesses that have raised $1+ million — and poised to have significant impact in people’s lives.

1. |

featurette series title: Innovation to Impact
episode title: Arvinas

— summary —

Meet Craig Crews MD — he’s a professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at Yale Univ. He’s founder of Arvinas. The company is translating innovative protein degradation approaches into novel drugs for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

— reference —

Arvinas | home

2. |

featurette series title: Innovation to Impact
episode title: NextCure

— summary —

Meet Lieping Chen MD + PhD — he’s a professor in cancer research + professor of immuno-biology, dermatology, and medicine. His specialty is medical oncology. He’s co-director of the cancer immunology program at Yale Cancer Center.

He’s a pioneer in the field of immuno-oncology. His discoveries have led to life-saving drugs for cancer patients. With the support of the Office of Co-Operative Research at Yale Univ. — Chen launched a start-up called NextCure that’s leading to breakthrough treatments.

— reference —

NextCure | home

3. |

featurette series title: Innovation to Impact
episode title: GestVision

— summary —

Meet Wendy Davis — she’s an MBA from the Yale School of Management at Yale Univ. She’s founder of GestVision. She’s developing a simple urine test to detect the pregnancy disorder called pre-eclampsia that impacts 1 -in- 12 pregnancies in the United States. And puts 10,000s of pregnant women and their unborn children at risk of death + serious health complications.

— reference —

GestVision | home

— notes —

* featured sketch by Louis Isadore Kahn

CT = Connecticut • United States
MBA = Master of Business Administration