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We offer three opportunities for Yale graduate and professional school students to participate on multidisciplinary tech or biotech 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, and other similar areas. Those selected will receive unparalleled entrepreneurial experience and access to top-tier mentors in the industry.

* Each Fellowship is 40 hrs/semester*

Canaan-Yale Fellows:

  • Timing: Two Semesters
  • Overview: Seeking PhD and MD students who are looking to provide deep scientific diligence to Canaan Partners as they grow and manage their portfolio. 

Blavatnik Associates: 

  • Timing: Two Semesters
  • Overview: Seeking PhD and MBA tudents who are interested in supporting life science commercialization, licensing and start up efforts with Blavatnik Fellows. 

Y-AID Fellows:

  • Timing: Fall Class & Winter Accelerator
  • Overview: Seeking both PhD and MBA students to learn Lean Startup fundamentals in Fall 2021. Potential to advance to product development experience working with Yale faculty and business mentors in Winter 2022.

TO APPLY: https://yalesurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_02seu0CYCTkzMDs

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, 9/8/2021 @ 5:00PM

All interviews will be held Sept 13-17

Thank you for your interest in OCR’s Graduate Student Programs. 

Please select a time to meet with us during the week of Sept 13-17 for a brief 20 minute interview with the OCR staff via the Calendly link below (**you MUST submit an application to be interviewed). When you meet with us for your interview, please come prepared to discuss any one of six pitches in depth (there are three therapeutic and three non-therapeutic pitches to choose from). In particular, we would like you to run down the high points of the pitch, including a brief description of the technology, what strengths and weaknesses you observe, and any questions you might pose to the innovators if given that opportunity. Treat this as an opportunity to demonstrate your business acumen and communication skills, in a low pressure setting with fellow Yalies.

BOOK YOUR INTERVIEWhttps://calendly.com/du-yale-ocr/yale-ocr-graduate-student-program

VIDEO PITCH SELECTION: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HlJ70WX7qDGwbgOhqxWV7Ofet8u-7TJgVDSZimRznKI/edit?usp=sharing

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Dmytro Ustianenko, Yale OCR
dmytro.ustianenko@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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