The Yale Entrepreneurial Society is proud to announce the winners from our Yale Venture Challenge Innovation Summit held on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Congratulations and thank you to our participants, judges, YES leadership, and our many sponsors and partners, including The Study for the use of their spectacular facilities. Special thanks to our speakers: Dan Doctoroff, President of Bloomberg, LP., and Nina and Tim Zagat, of the Zagat Restaurant Survey.
Each of the six finalists gave fantastic presentations, impressing both the judges and the audience.
1st Place: KiSS
Kiss is an early stage venture that makes seats that fit into manual wheelchair frames to make them more comfortable.
$3,000 cash + $5,000 financial consulting from Brentmore Evaluation Advisers + $10,000 legal services from Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) corporate partner
2nd Place: GentleMed
Gentlemed specializes in developing opthalmologic drug delivery systems. The company’s mission is to develop products which take into account patient lifestyle and comfort.
$1,000 cash + $5,000 financial consulting from Brentmore Evaluation Advisers + $5,000 legal services from YEI corporate partner
3rd Place: oSnapplications
oSnapplications develops web and mobile applications for creating and viewing campus tours on mobile devices. The first product, uTourX, is a distribution channel for specialized tours of college campuses.
$1,000 cash + $5,000 legal services from YEI corporate partner
We at YES Competitions thank all participants and judges in this year’s Yale Venture Challenge. We are all looking forward to next year’s competition, which promises a new round of exciting ventures.
We would like to especially thank our sponsors, the following Yale Entrepreneurial Institute corporate partners :
Withers Bergman, LLP.
Brentmore Evaluation Advisers
Wiggin and Dana, LLP.