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May 6, 2022

Yale’s Innovation Summit to feature $100K+ in prizes

PHOTO | CONTRIBUTED Josh Geballe leads Yale Ventures, the university’s entrepreneurship platform.

Yale University’s Innovation Summit, which has become Yale’s largest entrepreneurship event and largest gathering of venture capital investors in Connecticut, returns this month.

The Summit will be an in-person event and runs from May 17-18 at the Omni Hotel, 155 Temple St., New Haven.

The event will feature approximately 100 technology, biotech and digital health innovations, presented via 24 live pitches and 70 E-poster presentations. More than $100,000 in prizes will be awarded to various innovators.

The two-day event will open with registration at 2 p.m. on May 17, followed by opening remarks and a welcome from New Haven Mayor Josh Elicker and Josh Geballe, senior associate provost for entrepreneurship & innovation at Yale.

Dawn Hocevar, president & CEO of BioCT, will present the first annual "State of the Life Science Industry" address along with industry insiders and state leaders, who from 3:15 to 4 p.m. will discuss investment trends, economic impact, talent pipelines, infrastructure developments and opportunities on the horizon.

At 4 p.m., panelists including representatives of Alexion and AdvanceCT, will be on hand for a “Why Connecticut?” discussion.

The day’s events conclude with closing remarks at 4:45 p.m. by Gov. Ned Lamont, followed by a 5 p.m. opening day reception.

On May 18, registration begins at 7 a.m. followed by the 8 a.m. opening. Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi will deliver a keynote address at 8:30 a.m. Various panel discussions kick off at 9:10 a.m., on topics ranging from trends in BioTech investing to health care.

The day’s second keynote address will be given by CEO of The Engine, Katie Rae, at 3:35 p.m.

The Summit will also feature a career expo, including representatives from Alexion, BioCT and Pfizer, and job seekers are encouraged to attend.

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