YEI Innovation Fund

The YEI Innovation Fund provides $3 million in funding for eligible Yale startups.

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Early-Stage Funding for Exceptional Yale Startups

The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute has built an incredible track record of startup success stories. There are currently 100 active YEI companies that have raised over $150 million in funding and created over 400 jobs. The YEI Innovation Fund was created by Yale University, Connecticut Innovations and First Niagara Bank to enable even more of these success stories to take root in Connecticut. Startups that have come through a YEI program can apply for up to $100,000 in funding to grow their business, attract new investors and begin disrupting their respective industries.