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How to apply

The Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale

Accelerator applications (mid-cycle) are now open! Deadline: April 22, 2024. 
Applications are now closed for development and pilot awards. Opening September 1 to October 31, 2024 for the FY 2025 Cycle! 

What you need to apply: A 5-minute slide pitch is all you need for your pre-proposal submission! Just get together 6-8 PowerPoint slides that you can present in 5 minutes that answer these basic questions:

  • What’s the product/service?
  • What’s the market?
  • What’s the competition?
  • What are your differentiating unique benefits?
  • How would this product make money?
  • What’s your current team and status?
  • What exactly would you accomplish with Blavatnik funding?

Tips on how to Pitch

Venture Labs

If you are interested in connecting with a Yale Ventures Entrepreneur in Residence, industry experts who work closely with our community, please email Jim Boyle

Blavatnik Fellows 

Our Blavatnik Fellows, experienced PhD and MD life sciences professionals who are part of our team who work closely with faculty innovators to provide market research, competitive analysis. 

Tips on Making the Pitch (courtesy of Osage University Partners)

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Watch Pitch Examples

Office Hours

Connect with our team through 1-on-1 office hour sessions to learn more.


May 29-30, 2024: Yale Innovation Summit

Past Events

December 7, 2023: Yale Life Sciences Pitchfest

October 12, 2023: Meet & Greet Lunch with Yale Ventures Blavatnik Team

September, 26, 2023: Elevator Pitch Intensive