2021 Entrepreneurial Awards
Every year, Yale SOM student-founders receive donor-funded awards through a competitive awards process that is judged by a panel of Yale SOM alumni. These awards provide funding for student-entrepreneurs to work on their ventures over the course of the summer.
Here are the ventures of this year’s winners:
The Henry F. McCance Entrepreneurial Award provides summer internship funding for first-year students, new venture seed financing for second-year students, and funding for Yale SOM students joining an early-stage startup.
Recore Medical (Marley Windham-Herman '21, Lina Kacyem '21 David Dupee '21)
ReCore Medical saves lives by making cancer diagnostics accessible. We are creating a reusable core-needle biopsy device that reduces costs and increases global access to these fundamental procedures that serve as the gateway to timely cancer diagnosis.
Widely-Integrated Social Services Platform (Billy Huang '21, Priyanka Junankar '22, Charles Gress '21)
WISSP is a full-spectrum affordable housing platform that connects tenants, landlords, and social services to search and management tools.
Dalmatian (Alex Holm ‘22)
Dalmatian is a skincare and stealth cosmetics brand to make men feel comfortable in their skin.
Bild (Pradyut Paul ‘21)
Bild is a design management platform that enables engineers and product teams to share, store, and collaborate on their hardware designs
Enjoy Bo-yi (Tiffany Leong ‘21)
Enjoy Boyi aims to bring traditional East Asian superfoods to the mainstream Western market through a brand that educates consumers about these foods, its flavors, and health benefits starting with a naturally sweet beverage line made with East Asian superfoods and produced with a sustainable supply chain.
The Fuad El-Hibri ’82 Entrepreneurial Award provides summer internship funding for first-year students, new venture seed financing for second-year students, and funding for students joining early-stage startups.
Aureline (Alley Liang ‘21)
Founded by PhD chemists, Aureline combines the most common skincare needs with the best natural ingredients to create safe & practical products for optimal skin health.
Origin Healthcare (Christine Lum Lung ‘21)
Origin Healthcare provides expert, hospital level medical care within a patient’s home, avoiding the problems of a traditional hospitalization.
Mesa Victuals (Tony Cisneros ‘21)
Fuel for the backcountry. Mesa Foods is reimagining trail food to provide better nutrients, flavors, and calories in the backcountry. Mesa’s first product is Trail Spice, a nutrient and spice blend. The company’s mission is to promote an earth-friendly lifestyle by providing nutritious, sustainable food products.
The Morris and Miriam Pozen Entrepreneur Award, which provides summer internship funding for first-year students, new venture seed financing for second-year students, and funding for students joining early-stage startups.
Dolphin Transport Limited (Chijioke Ukwuegbu ‘21)
Dolphin Transport Limited finances Uber and Bolt drivers to own their cars.
Ezer (Katherine Xia ‘22)
Ezer is an AI-powered marketplace solution that streamlines the wedding planning process by matching vendors with couples, simplifying the decision-making process, and providing project management tools saving couples valuable time and providing vendors with sales leads and market insights.
The Nancy Pfund ’82 Social Impact Award promotes social entrepreneurship by supporting first-year students pursuing summer internships at mission-driven, social sector organizations with double bottom lines.
Edwell (Nicola Fleischer ‘22)
Edwell is a technology-enabled wellness platform to connect, empower, and support educators. Their coaching and online community allows teachers to achieve long-term sustainability in their roles.