The students’ four startups are among the 11 Yale ventures selected for the 10-week summer program, which provides entrepreneurs with $15,000, mentors, access to corporate partners, and the support of YEI’s network of peers and experts.
The winning startup teams were chosen from a record 58 applications representing 138 applicants. Teams including Yale SOM students include:
- Bite (Jeff Hong ’15, Stas Nikiforov): A digital menu that allows diners to place orders, request checks, and split bills.
- Hugo & Hoby (Frederick Kukelhaus ’16, Benjamin Young ’16): High-quality, highly customizable, and sustainably manufactured furniture.
- Revai (Jesse Rich ’16, Jen Gaze ’16; Dr. John Geibel of the Yale School of Medicine; Joseph Zinter of the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science): A medical device that supplies organs in transport with fluid, extending the time donor organs can be safely stored and transported.
- Saphlux (Chen Chen ’16; Prof. Jung Han of the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science): A high-efficiency, high-power, low-cost LED chip expected to be 10 times more efficient than current products.
Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Announces 2015 YEI Fellows via Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
Hugo & Hoby via Program on Entrepreneurship Blog
Revai: Making a Difference via Yale SOM MBA Blog
Student Startup Saphlux Receives $1 Million in Funding via Yale SOM MBA Blog