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Michael Warady '17 Launches Sylmar Group

By: A. J. Wasserstein October 26, 2020

Michael Warady has recently closed on a pool of committed capital for his entrepreneurial and investment vehicle, Sylmar Group. Sylmar is a search fund on steroids and with a few twists. Warady and his partner, Peter Brooks (Harvard Business School 2014), seek to acquire multiple businesses in...

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Ross Butler '21 Launches Search Fund WD Capital Holdings

By: A. J. Wasserstein September 2, 2020

WDCH is an investment vehicle that Butler established to acquire a business with $1 to $3 million in annual EBITDA. He plans to purchase from an owner looking to transition out of the business, and Butler will assume the CEO role after closing the deal. “I want to be a leader and a CEO. I...

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Resources at Program on Entrepreneurship

August 28, 2020

Faculty & Staff *Kyle Jensen , Associate Dean and Shanna and Eric Bass '05 Director of Entrepreneurship & Senior Lecturer Email: kyle.jensen@yale.edu Faculty page: https://som.yale.edu/faculty/kyle-jensen  * Jennifer McFadden , Associate Director of Entrepreneurship and Lecturer in the...

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Q&A with Danny Egol '20 - Co-Founder of Inclusion NextWork

August 14, 2020

Tell us about Inclusion NextWork—what are your mission and impact goals? What was the inspiration behind launching Inclusion NextWork? Our mission is to connect, support, and elevate the next generation of leaders in co-creating a more Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, Accessible, and Socially...

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Ten Student Ventures Win Entrepreneurial Awards

July 28, 2020
School of Management

“We are grateful for the alumni who have contributed funding and time to support the Donor-Funded Entrepreneurial Awards program. The students selected for this year’s cohort truly embody Yale SOM’s motto of “educating students for business and society,” said Jennifer McFadden,...

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Jack Rong ’20 Launches Canada-Based Search Fund Suncordy Pacific

By: A. J. Wasserstein July 20, 2020
Jack Rong

Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Rong has always been interested in entrepreneurship. He discovered the search fund concept during his time at Yale and immediately took to its approach to entrepreneurship. After taking Entrepreneurship through Acquisition, a course that focuses on the...

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Startup Stories: Converting Snorkel Masks into Protective Gear for Healthcare Workers

May 13, 2020
Healthcare worker wearing a snorkel mask converted to meet clinical specifications

Venture: MasksOn.org is a nonprofit initiative that generates low-cost, high-quality protective gear for healthcare workers at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the organization has built durable, reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) by adding adapters to full-face...

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