Students launching new ventures benefit from the solid foundation in business principles and deep understanding of working in teams cultivated through the Yale SOM integrated curriculum. Yale SOM's Program on Entrepreneurship was launched in 2014 to augment that knowledge by creating a culture of entrepreneurship at the school and across the university through expanded electives and targeted support for founders. In addition, students benefit from a myriad of student-run and institutional resources that promote entrepreneurship.
Areas of Focus
Impact Investing, Entreprenurial Finance, Product Development, Management & Software Development, Global Social Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital
Foundational Entrepreneurship Courses
Core: The Innovator
Sourcing and Managing Funds
Related Entrepreneurship Courses Topics
Introduction to Programming • Programming and Entrepreneurship • Global Social Entrepreneurship India • Strategic Communication • Entrepreneurial Business Planning • Venture Capital & Private Equity Investments • Start-up Founder Studies • Startup Founders Practicum • Entrepreneurship & New Ventures • Management of Software Development • New Ventures in Healthcare and the Life Sciences • Impact Investing • Managing in Times of Rapid Change • Global Social Enterprise • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship • Entrepreneurial Finance • Real Estate Finance for Institutional Investors • New Product Development
The purpose of this course is to provide full-time SOM students with a mechanism to work on their startup ventures for credit, applying principles derived from their other coursework, particularly the integrated core curriculum. Students in this course articulate milestones for their ventures and work with faculty, staff, and mentors to meet those milestones. Generally, the course employs “lean” methodology. Admitted students are given working space in the Honest Tea Entrepreneurial Studies Suite of Yale SOM’s Evans Hall.
Among our 40+ student clubs are several that foster students' leadership in the marketing disciplines through workshops, roundtables, conferences, and fundraisers, including: YHack, HackYale, E-Club, Design & Innovation Club, and Tech Club.
Program on Entrepreneurship
The Yale SOM Program on Entrepreneurship expands entrepreneurship initiatives through new curriculum development and strengthening connections across Yale’s entrepreneurship community, while also adding an important global dimension through connections with faculty and students in the Global Network for Advanced Management. The program is led by Kyle Jensen, the inaugural Shanna and Eric Bass ’05 Director of Entrepreneurial Programs.
Professor Kyle Jensen on Entrepreneurship
Meet Yale SOM Student Founders
Entrepreneurship Video Playlist
Featured Blog post
Meet Student and Alumni Startups
The 2017 Yale SOM Venture Showcase, sponsored by the Program on Entrepreneurship, highlighted startups from recent alumni and current students in industries including food service, home living, technology, and healthcare.
Yale Entrepreneurship Resources
The Yale SOM Entrepreneurship Program brings together the entrepreneurial efforts of Yale University programs across campus through lectures, social gatherings, and collaborations.
Center for Business and the Environment at Yale • Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design • Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale • Yale Entrepreneurial Society • Yale Entrepreneur Magazine • Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences • Center for Biomedical and Intervential Technology
Entrepreneurship Across Yale
Tsai CITY aims to inspire and support students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to seek innovative ways to address real-world problems. Launched in 2017, CITY serves students from across Yale’s campus through programs, funding, and mentorship.
3 Days. 4 Prizes. $100K + Startups from around Yale compete for the university’s major entrepreneurship awards during the annual Entrepreneurship Across Yale event, hosted at Yale SOM. #startupyale
The Yale Office of Cooperative Research hosts a day-long Yale Biotech and Yale Tech Bootcamps at Evans Hall. The events convene Yale faculty and researchers interested in commercializing ideas for drug discovery and biological therapeutics, as well as those focused on physical and computer sciences, engineering, software, and services. The day includes workshops, investor panels, a poster session for early-stage entrepreneurs, and a pitch contest.
Social Entrepreneurship at Yale
When D+I has an end-of-year team dinner, you can expect colorful ingredients (and even more colorful commentary)! t.co/20HNS4Tgxc