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2022 Yale Innovation Summit: New VENTURE Haven.

FREE FOR THE YALE COMMUNITY: When you register with your email address, your ticket will be automatically comped at checkout.

The Yale Innovation Summit is delighted to return to an in-person format this year. The Summit has become the largest entrepreneurship event on campus and the largest gathering of venture capital investors in Connecticut. Over two days we will celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship at Yale, in New Haven, and Connecticut as a whole. The Summit offers unequaled networking, education, and inspiration for the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Tuesday May 17, 2022

3:00 PM

Opening Remarks (Grand Ballroom A&B)

3:15 PM

Panel 1: State & Industry Support (Grand Ballroom A&B)

4:00 PM

Panel 2: Why Connecticut? (Grand Ballroom A&B)

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks with Governor Ned Lamont (Grand Ballroom A&B)

5:00 PM

Opening Day Reception (Preasssembly Area)

Wednesday May 18, 2022

8:00 AM

Opening Remarks (Grand Ballroom A&B)

8:30 AM

Morning Keynote Speaker: Indra Nooyi, Former CEO, PepsiCo (Grand Ballroom A&B)

9:10 AM

Panel 1: Trends in BioTech Investing: What’s Hot and What’s Not (Grand Ballroom A&B)

9:10 AM

Pitch Block 1: Tech/Digital Health (College Room A&B)

10:05 AM

Networking & Refreshments Break

10:35 AM

Panel 2: The Health System Innovation Revolution: What does the future hold? (Grand Ballroom A&B)

10:35 AM

Pitch Block 2: Tech/Digital Health (College Room A&B)

11:30 AM

Networking / Lunch / E-Poster Session

1:00 PM

Panel 3: Enabling Yale Technologies to Drive New Businesses (Grand Ballroom A&B)

1:00 PM

Pitch Block 3: BioTech (College Room A&B)

2:00 PM

Panel 4: Startup Journeys from Yale to Unicorn (Grand Ballroom A&B)

2:00 PM

Pitch Block 4: BioTech (College Room A&B)

2:55 PM

Networking & Refreshments Break

3:25 PM

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Katie Rae, CEO & Managing Partner, The Engine (Grand Ballroom A&B)

4:30 PM

Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks (Grand Ballroom A&B)

5:00 PM

Reception (outdoors at Temple Plaza)

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The Yale Innovation Summit is the largest entrepreneurship event on campus, and the largest gathering of venture capital investors in Connecticut. Dozens of startups founded by Yale biotech and tech innovators are joined by top ventures from around the state to pitch their ideas in a” Shark Tank” format to prospective industry partners and investors. The Yale Innovation Summit offers unparalleled networking, education, and inspiration to the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Yale COVID-19 POLICY: For the safety of all participants, attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted. Attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination/booster status when checking in. Likewise, attendees will be asked to follow Yale masking rules which currently require masks in gatherings such as these. If needed, masks will be available on site. We thank you for your cooperation and will continue to update & communicate protocols as the event draws near.


  • The Engine

    Katie Rae
    CEO & Managing Partner
  • State of Connecticut

    Governor Ned Lamont
  • City of New Haven

    Mayor Justin Elicker


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