ABOUT the 2022 Yale Innovation Summit: New VENTURE Haven.
The Yale Innovation Summit is delighted to return to an in-person format this year. The Summit has become the largest entrepreneurship event on campus and the largest gathering of venture capital investors in Connecticut. Over two days we will celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship at Yale, in New Haven and Connecticut as a whole. The Summit offers unequaled networking, education, and inspiration for the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem. All are welcome!
YALE'S COVID-19 POLICY - ALL NON-YALE ATTENDEES MUST SUBMIT VACCINATION STATUS
The Innovation Summit follows Yale's COVID rules and guidance for events. We will continue to monitor and update this section as required, and if policy changes, we will notify attendees. Here are the current requirements for attendees:
Masking: As announced on March 10, masking will be optional for both Yale & non-Yale attendees.
Vaccination Status (***FOR NON-YALE ATTENDEES): All non-Yale attendees fall under the visitors policy and will be required to complete the Vaccination and Booster Attestation form. As the summit is over 2 days, please identify as a long term visitor and use the email firstname.lastname@example.org as the host. You will receive an approval email which must be presented at registration. All Yale attendees are already covered under existing Yale vaccination policy and have nothing further to do.
Join BioCT for the first annual 'State of the Life Science Industry' to learn firsthand about the outstanding growth of the sector from industry insiders and state leaders. Topics will include investment trends, economic impact, talent pipelines, infrastructure developments and the promising opportunities on the horizon.
Moderated by Michael Keden of JP Morgan, this panel will discuss the growth of the life sciences sector in Connecticut from industry insiders and state leaders.
Moderated by Rob Bettigole of Elm Street Ventures, this panel will feature a lively discussion about the value proposition of working, investing, and growing the Connecticut ecosystem.
Moderated by Dormer Stephen with Shipman & Goodwin, panelists from top venture capital firms and pharma will discuss the trends they are seeing in biotech investing.
Thank you to our sponsor, First Republic Bank
Moderated by Maxwell Laurans with Yale New Haven Health, this panel features a group of hospital system experts who are transforming processes' designed to improve patient outcomes.
Sponsored by Yale New Haven Health
Thank you to our sponsor, First Republic Bank
amplifyHERscience will be bringing together faculty and founders with investors and future industry partners who are keen to diversify their portfolios.
Meet in the amplifyHERscience’s space between 11:30 and 1pm with a dedicated “speed networking” event from 12:15pm and 12:45pm. If you have ever hoped to make new connections at an event like the Innovation Summit but found it hard to strike up a conversation with a stranger, this event is for you. We will facilitate the networking and there will be swag prizes for those that can fill their “dance card!” Curious? Sign up below!
Hosted by Jeff Brock with the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science, and moderated by Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP, this panel features four of the newly appointed Roberts Innovation Fund advisory board members. They will discuss opportunities and current market needs in the areas such as AI, blockchain, trustworthy computing, and computational modeling.
Moderated by Annie Lamont of Oak HC/FT, this panel features four executives who spun companies out of Yale that reached valuations of $1 billion.
There will be 20+ live pitch presentations, 70+ ePoster presentations, and nearly 100 innovations from across Connecticut will be available for viewing and partnering via the Pitch Video Showcase. Approximately $100,000 in cash prizes and awards will be made.
Innovators Get the Golden Ticket: 1 Year of Free Office Space from New Haven's District or 1 Year Free Bench Space from BioLabs West Campus
For the first time this year, we are excited to announce a new "Golden Ticket" award thanks to the generosity of District & BioLabs. Two innovators who have submitted their innovations to the Yale Innovation Summit will be selected to win a free year of office space at District New Haven or free year of bench space at BioLabs West Campus.
Each prize is valued at approximately $20,000!
How to be considered? It's easy! Just answer two additional questions:
Are you interested in being considered for a golden ticket award and able to execute on a golden ticket within the next 3 months?
Describe in a few sentences why your company should be considered for a golden ticket?