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11th Annual NYU-Yale Summer Accelerator Pitchoff

11th Annual NYU-Yale Summer Accelerator Pitchoff

For the 11th year in a row, inspiring innovators who are building promising ventures will come together for a friendly pitch competition before a panel of experts at the NYU-Yale Pitchoff.

Join us on Friday, July 26 to hear rising stars from six seed-stage startups pitch in front of a live audience. Three teams will represent New York University and three will represent Yale University.

See which team can dazzle the audience, excite the expert panel, and take home the grand prize and, of course, bragging rights!

The 300+ expected audience will choose the winner! So come, show some school pride, and cheer on the startup teams!

Meet the 2024 NYU Summer Launchpad teams

Meet the 2024 TSAI City Summer fellows

Expert panelists include:

Rani Kubersky, (Stern '23), Investor, Point72 Ventures

Chika Ogele (Stern '17), Associate, Newark Venture Partners

Justin Silver(Yale), Founder, AAVRANI

Christine Hong (Yale), Investment Manager, Techstars

About the NYU Summer Launchpad

NYU Summer Launchpad is a nine-week accelerator for teams of NYU student entrepreneurs that provides $12,000 in grant funding (non-dilutive, zero equity), startup skills bootcamps, 1:1 coaching from NYC entrepreneurs and early stage investors, collaborative workspace for the summer, pro-bono legal incorporation counsel, web hosting credits and other perks to help get the ventures launched. The program is run by the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.

About the Tsai CITY Summer Fellowship

The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale's Summer Fellowship is a multi-week, full-time accelerator to incubate new companies, nonprofits, and initiatives. The fellowship includes $15,000 in grant funding for each team, along with a rigorous sequence of workshops, sprints, mentorship, coaching, and pitch opportunities. This year, 12 student teams were selected to join the cohort.

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email for assistance.