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OCR offers opportunities for graduate and professional school students to participate on multidisciplinary teams that provide strategy and leadership assistance for new ventures and/or other licensing opportunities in the area of business planning, financial modeling, strategy assistance, competitive assessments, market sizing, business model creation, marketing plan development, and other similar areas.

Students will receive unparalleled entrepreneurial experience and access to top-tier mentors in the industry. OCR Fellowships include:

Blavatnik Associates: 

  • Timing: Full 2020-21 Academic Year
  • Overview: Seeking graduate students who are interested in supporting commercialization, licensing and start-up efforts with Blavatnik Fellows.
  • Deadline to Apply: 8/28/20 (no exceptions)

Canaan-Yale Fellows:

  • Timing: Full 2020-21 Academic Year
  • Overview: Seeking PhD and MD student who are looking to provide deep scientific diligence to Canaan Partners as they grow and manage their portfolio.
  • Deadline to Apply: 8/28/20 (no exceptions)

Yale Accelerator Fellows:

  • Timing: 2020 Fall Semester Only
  • Overview: Seeking graduate students looking for product development and management experience.
  • Deadline to Apply: 8/28/20 (no exceptions)

Technology Commercialization Fellows:

  • Timing: 2021 Fall Semester Only
  • Overview: Seeking PhD and MD student who are looking to provide deep scientific diligence to Canaan Partners as they grow and manage their portfolio.
  • Deadline to Apply: TBD

ALL FELLOWSHIPS:

  • 40 Hours per semester 
  • $750 Stipend

TO APPLY: https://yalesurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1GPpFiSz0CfDr8x(link is external)
If you have questions, please contact: Philip.kong@yale.edu

Blavatnik Associates

Blavatnik Associates are graduate and professional school students at Yale chosen through a competitive application process who will help provide both technical and business insights around faculty innovations being considered for support by the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation. The Blavatnik Fund supports Yale faculty in the commercialization of applied research and technology in the life sciences. Working in close conjunction with OCR staff, entrepreneurs-in-residence and Blavatnik Fellows, Associates will work in small teams to help identify the most promising projects in healthcare.

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Canaan-Yale Fellows

Canaan-Yale Fellows are select graduate and professional school students at Yale who work in multidisciplinary teams to provide strategy and leadership around startups in Canaan Partner’s portfolio. Canaan Partners(link is external) is a $4B global venture capital firm focused on seed and early-stage technology. Students are divided into two multidisciplinary teams to provide strategy and leadership around startups in Canaan’s portfolio. This opportunity is particularly geared to grad students in the biological sciences as well as medical school students with strong backgrounds in the life sciences. Students commit to: participating for one academic year for 40 hours per semester. Students receive: Education and direction for engagement from Canaan as they work with two projects in the fall and two in the spring, as well as a stipend. Students who complete the program will then have the opportunity to explore projects focused on select Yale research.

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Yale Accelerator for Innovation Development (Y-AID) Fellows

 

Y-AID Fellows are graduate and professional school students who provide business planning, financial modeling, strategy assistance, competitive assessments, market sizing, business model creation and marketing plan development under the direction of the OCR new venture group with input from expert venture mentors and entrepreneurs-in-residence.

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