YES is known nationally for its high caliber business plan competitions, which draw innovative competitors from across the country. Judges are industry leaders and respected professionals. YES regularly organizes several different types of these:
- Elevator Pitch Existing business or just a thought, pitch it here and receive qualified feedback and prizes.
- High School Competition High school students everywhere compete in a business plan judged by businesspeople and Yale professors.
- Yale Venture Challenge YES’s flagship business plan competition contains a year-long program of speakers, seminars, and many opportunities for qualified feedback and support. The YVC culminates in the YES Innovation Summit where top competitors pitch for cash and in-kind prizes.