Yale Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sept 6, 2016
Sept. 6, 2016
New Yale Faculty Startup Is Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Disease
Dr. David Spiegel, Professor of Chemistry and Pharmacology at Yale, is launching a new startup, Kleo Pharmaceuticals, that will harness the body’s own defenses to fight a number of diseases. Kleo relies on Spiegel’s patented immunotherapies—small molecules that can either recruit antibodies to a disease site or mimic the function of antibodies.Read more at OCR.
Dwight Hall to Launch Social Innovation Lab
Dwight Hall is launching the Dwight Hall Social Innovation Laboratory this fall to provide support for individuals or groups of students looking to develop projects that address a social need. Dwight Hall will also be working with Yale College Council to host a New Haven Fair to introduce students to local organizations where they may volunteer.Read more at Yale Daily News.
Hugo & Hoby Unveils New Haven Collection
Yale startup Hugo & Hoby has been making small-batch, hand-crafted and affordable furniture that is sourced locally and uses sustainable materials since participating in a YEI Fellowship last year. Their latest collection of bed frames, standing desks, side tables and more were all inspired by, sourced from or made in the city of New Haven. Check out the collection.
Michelle Peluso Comes to Startup Grind
Michelle Peluso, a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures (an early investor in Facebook, Uber, LinkedIn & Netflix) is speaking at Startup Grind onSept. 26, 6pm at Yale's Dwight Hall. Peluso is an Independent Director & Board Member at NIKE and was the CEO of GILT, Ex-CEO of Travelocity & Ex-CMO of Citi. Details and registration here.
WED., SEPT. 7, 6-8pm: CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP.Come to the CEID and make some chocolate! We will be covering everything from the science behind the chocolate tempering process to how to vacuum form chocolate molds. DETAILS HERE.
FRI., SEPT. 16, midnight: VENTURE CREATION PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE. YEI's Venture Creation Program was created to catalyze and support early-stage ventures at Yale. Teams receive: $1,000, a Venture Creation Advisor, a mentor, opportunities to pitch, drop-in work space and more. Select ventures will be chosen to participate in the GlobalSocial Venture Creation Programand receive an additional $2,200 to develop their social ventures. DETAILS HERE.
MON., SEPT. 26, 6pm: STARTUP GRIND W/ MICHELLE PELUSO. Michelle Peluso, a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures (an early investor in Facebook, Uber, LinkedIn & Netflix) is speaking at Startup Grind; co-hosted by YEI. At Dwight Hall, 67 High St. REGISTER HERE.
SAT., SEPT. 10, 12-3pm: DWIGHT HALL-YCC NEW HAVEN FAIR. Come to Old Campus and speak with representatives from the wide range of community nonprofits, businesses, and organizations that make our host city so amazing.DETAILS HERE.
MON., SEPT. 19-WED., SEPT. 21: BUSINESS OF BIOTECH KICKOFF. A workshop series that will introduce grad students, postdocs and faculty to the core skills and building blocks to translate their research to the marketplace. The series will bring in investors, biotech entrepreneurs, legal experts and others to provide guidance and real-world experience. REGISTER HERE.
TUES., SEPT. 27, 8:30-9:30am: WOMEN INNOVATORS BREAKFAST SERIES KICKOFF. A series at YEI that is designed to foster community discussion, idea sharing, best practices, business fundamentals, networking and team-building opportunities among Yale women students, alumni, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship and innovation at any level. SIGN UP HERE.
FRI., SEPT. 16, 11am-1pm: YALE INNOVATION SERIES - WHAT BIOTECH VCs WANT (AND DON'T WANT). A talk and Q&A with Vikas Goyal of SR One and Colleen Cuffaro of Canaan Partners. Lunch provided. At Brady Auditorium, 310 Cedar St. REGISTER HERE.
WED., SEPT. 21, 4:30-7pm: BIOSCIENCE & BEER MIXER. Learn about the new and growing bioscience companies in the Branford and the greater Shoreline area at this special Bioscience ClubhouseCT event. Network over Stony Creek craft beer & pizza. At Stony Creek Brewery, Branford. REGISTER HERE.
FRI., SEPT. 30, 11am-1pm: LEAN STARTUPS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. Join us for the first of this year's Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship Professional Skills Workshops. This first workshop will be led by Michel Gelobter, author of "Lean Startups for Social Change." At Evans Hall, 4400.REGISTER HERE.
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