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:


  • 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.
  • Kyle Jensen

    Kyle is volunteer mentor at YEI, where he helps a variety of student and faculty–founded ventures. He is also an angel investor, scientist, and entrepreneur. Kyle has co–founded three ventures: Pit Rho, motorsport analytics; PriorSmart, patent litigation analytics (acquired by RPX Corp, Nasdaq:RPXC); and Agrivida, renewable fuels and chemicals. He has a Ph.D. from MIT.

Upcoming Dates

  • 28Feb


    Start Something, Engineering

    Preference given to students in engineering and the sciences with an interest in new ventures based on primary research. Applications due the evening of 2/24 before midnight. Location: Becton Center, CEID, 2/28 12-5:30pm.

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