Yale Innovation Summit

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Evans Hall (Yale SOM) See map
165 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511


The Yale Innovation Summit is a day-long event tailored to Yale innovators to encourage the sharing of new discoveries and technologies with market potential with the broader investment community.

The event features a Biotech and Tech Track, each with its own Innovator Pitchoff, as well as speakers, panels and an extensive electronic poster display of cutting-edge Yale research with commercial potential. The Biotech Track is aimed at those interested in commercializing ideas for drug discovery and biological therapeutics. The Tech Track is aimed at those interested in commercializing ideas from the physical and computer sciences, engineering, software and services.

A post-event reception will be held across the street at the Yale Peabody Museum from 5-7:30pm with heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided.


  • Jonathan Rothberg, Chief Strategy Officer, 4Catalyzer & Inventor of High-Speed DNA Sequencing
  • Arie Belldegrun, Leading Biotech Researcher, Entrepreneur & Investor
  • Yibing Wu, Joint Head, Portfolio Strategy and Risk Group, Temasek China

2017 HIGHLIGHTS: 600 attendees | 35+ VC Firms | $1.6M in Grants & Prizes

VCs in Attendance

VCs in attendance have included partners/directors from: Atlas Venture, Canaan Partners, OrbiMed, Evolution Life Science Partners, New Enterprise Associates, New Leaf Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners, Samsung Ventures, Nyca Partners, Tandem Launch, Elm Street Ventures, Polaris Partners, Novartis Ventures Fund, GE Ventures, Sanofi Genzyme-Bioventures, Hamamatsu, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Tandem Launch, Evolution Life Science Partners, 5AM Ventures, Johnson & Johnson, Pico Quantitative Trading, Spring Mountain Capital, Blue Ivy Ventures, Bulldog Innovation Group.


Free to Yale Faculty, Students, and Staff as well as event sponsors and speakers. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to OCR Business Partners. Please indicate your OCR contact when registering for tickets.

$175/General Admission for everyone else.

Free but register in advance