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Education and networking are core to the realization of our mission. Join us at our events or share with an impactful friend.  



The Future of Climate Tech

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Join us for a panel & networking event in the outdoor courtyard of The Westly Group. Our guests will include Nancy Pfund SOM '82, Founder & Managing Partner, DBL Partners, and Cheryl Contee YC '93, CEO, The Impact Seat Foundation; Founder & Chair, Do Bigger Things.



Accelerate Yale | Tsai CITY in NYC

Thursday, March 2, 2023

The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY) and Accelerate Yale will co-host a gathering of Yale students and alumni at Bernstein Private Wealth Management in New York City. Our panelists will share their perspectives on the economic outlook for entrepreneurs and investors in 2023, as well as insights on strategic structuring of startups to optimize financial returns for an intended future exit. 


Kim Mustin, Regional Managing Director of Bernstein Private Wealth Management, will provide opening remarks. Panelists include Jeff Hoffman '83, Chairman, Global Entrepreneurship Network; Tom X. Lee '90, CEO, One Medical and Galileo; Rebecca Liu-Doyle '14, Managing Director, Insight Partners; and Jorge Torres '96, Entrepreneurship Fellow, Tsai CITY. The program will conclude with a lightning round of one-minute pitches from 5 students and 5 alumni. 

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Zero to One in the Big Apple: A Yale Founder Panel

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Join Accelerate Yale for a Yale Founders Panel hosted by 8VC and co-sponsored with Yale Ventures, Friends of Yale from Industry, and the Y Startup Index. Panelists include Michael Chime (Founder, CEO @ Prepared), Ashley Edwards (Founder, CEO @ MindRight Health), Sean Hundtofte (Founder, CEO @ Solve Finance), and Victor Hunt (fmr Founder, CEO @ Astorian).


Spring 2022 Happy Hour

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Please join us for a Spring Happy Hour at the Westerly in NY on Tues, May 3!

Our special guest will be Josh Geballe YC '97, SOM '02, Senior Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Yale & Managing Director of Yale Ventures.

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Bucks et Veritas: Venture Capital and the Yale Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Monday, November 15, 2021

We will host David Teten (Founder, Versatile Venture Capital) in conversation with Bhaskar Ghosh (“BG”, Partner and CTO, 8VC SF), in a panel moderated by Sam Hendel (Co-founder, Dataminr). In addition to the discussion, we will have short introductory remarks from leaders of our partner Yale organizations: Accelerate Yale, YaleFin, Blavatnik Fellowship, and Friends of Yale from Industry. Our panel will discuss venture capital from both a VC & entrepreneur perspective, tech investments and startups, how they relate to the Yale community, and the growth areas of tech where generational companies will be built. We’ll also offer insights for recent grads and experienced executives on working in the VC industry and with VC-backed startups. We will finish with an audience Q&A and open the floor to network & mingle over cocktails and snacks. All attendees must provide proof of COVID vaccination.


Legal Considerations for an Initial Fundraise

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Over 50 people joined us at Perkins Coie LLP in NYC for an in-depth discussion on legal considerations for founders while considering an initial fundraise. Accelerate Yale’s Adam Brenner '05 and Mitchell Raab '95 of Olshan led the conversation.


2019 & Beyond with Yale Founders & CEOs

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Yale founders & CEOs share their journeys in launching and building companies, including lessons they've learned along the way and the directions that they see their industries heading in 2019.


Winter Drinks with 8VC's BG

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Yalies joined Bhaskar Ghosh "BG" ('95 PhD) for an intimate evening in Midtown to learn more about the exciting work he is doing with the premier Silicon Valley venture capital firm 8VC.


Yale-Harvard Pre-Game Reception

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Yale and Harvard entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech professionals connected over cocktails & hors d'oeuvres.

This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of WilmerHale & Its Emerging Company and Venture Capital Practice Group.


New York Autumn Happy Hour

Monday, October 29, 2018

Innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and tech colleagues mingled at our Autumn Happy Hour.

This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Perkins Coie LLP.


Society, Innovation, and Food

Monday, July 16, 2018

On a rainy but cheerful evening, a crowd of Yale alumni and friends gathered at COFFEED’s flagship location in Long Island City for a thought-provoking and tasteful discussion about entrepreneurship and social good in the food business. Our terrific panelists were Ben Conniff, Co-Founder and President of Luke‘s Lobster; Jesse Gould, Founder of Ox Verte; and Frank Raffaele, founder of COFFEED, with moderator Linda Goode Bryant, Founder & President of Project Eats.​


Accelerate Yale Tech Career Day

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Featuring candid conversations with some of our most notable alumni founders, operators and investors, this year's event will explore the many facets of what it means to "work in tech" today and how to build a successful career in the industry — with and without a CS degree.


Blockchain, a System of Trusted Sharing

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The press surrounding the wild ride of Bitcoin’s valuation mostly misses the larger story of blockchain, the transformational technology that underpins Bitcoin. Organizations that work to stay ahead of consumer, client and service expectations appreciate the power of blockchain to alter paradigms. This insightful event explored the social impact effects of this emergent technology.

A production of ConsenSys Social Impact, in partnership with the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance and Accelerate Yale.


Spring 2018 Happy Hour

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Accelerate Yale hosted a Spring Happy Hour at the Grey Lady in New York.


New York Event: Fintech

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Yale FinTech presented an intimate event at the Barclays Accelerator in NYC with Seth Wheeler, Former Senior Advisor to President Obama for Financial Services. Financial services entrepreneurs and executives joined as Seth led a discussion on why this election matters for Fintech and what entrepreneurs need to know about Washington.  


Yale Campus Event: Fintech

Monday, March 28, 2016

FinTech businesses are disrupting settled practices in payments, money transfers, loans, investing, fundraising, and even litigation.  Executives in these areas spoke with students at this intimate event hosted on Yale's campus.  


Presented by the Yale Law and Business Society, YLS Social Entrepreneurs, and Yale FinTech.

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