Start Something at Yale
with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute

“Start Something” is a half–day workshop where Yale students and faculty can learn the basic tools that entreprenuers use to launch new companies including:

Instructors

  • Alena Gribskov

    Alena is Program Director at YEI, where she leads extracurricular programs to recruit, instruct, and support Yale entrepreneurs. These programs include YEI's flagship Summer Fellowship as well as the YEI Tech Bootcamp and Start Something programs, which she co–created. Alena is a former YEI fellow, graduate of Yale University, and founder of Blind Pig Media, a digital publisher.
  • Margaret Lee

    Margaret Lee is Venture Creation Program (VCP) Coordinator at YEI, overseeing the incubation of early-stage Yale startups throughout the academic year and during the summer. Additionally, she supports the Yale entrepreneurial community and event programming. Margaret holds a B.A. from Yale University, and during her time at Yale, was a marketing intern with YEI, ran an international Model U.N. conference, and spent summers working at startups in Denver and London.

Upcoming Dates

  • 08Sep

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    Start Something: Ideation

    6:30-8pm. Interested in entrepreneurship but don't have a startup idea yet? Join us for a workshop walking you through the human-centered design process to generate compelling, viable business opportunities. Space is limited. Register by Sep. 4th by 11:59pm.

  • 12Sep

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    Start Something: Lean Startup

    2-3pm. Have a startup idea and ready to take the first step? Learn the tactics modern entrepreneurs use to launch their ventures: the lean startup methodology, the basics of customer discovery, and the concept of product-market fit. Space is limited. Register by Sep. 8th at 11:59pm.

  • 15Sep

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    Start Something: Minimum Viable Products

    6:30-8pm. Ready to start the building your first product? Come learn what a minimum viable product (MVP) is, how to use it, and what the next steps are. Space is limited. Register by Sep. 11th at 11:59pm.

  • 19Sep

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    Start Something: Intensive

    12-5:30pm. The Start Something intensive is a special, day-long workshop on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, encompassing the topics covered in "Ideation," "Lean Startup" and "Minimum Viable Products." This workshop is for students who want a "crash course" in entrepreneurship! Space is limited and by application. Apply by Sep. 11th at 11:59pm.

  • 23Sep

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    Start Something: Lean Startup

    6:30-8pm. Have a startup idea and ready to take the first step? Learn the tactics modern entrepreneurs use to launch their ventures: the lean startup methodology, the basics of customer discovery, and the concept of product-market fit. Space is limited. Register by Sep. 18th at 11:59pm.

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