The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute 2012 Demo Day

Jim Boyle, managing director of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI), making remarks at Demo Day.
Alena Gribskov, YEI communications and program manager, introduces the student entrepreneurs.
Aaron Feuer ’13 talks about Panorama Education, which helps students, teachers, parents and administrators improve their schools through the use of comprehensive surveys. This new venture won the University's first investment award.
Max Webster ’12 presents the venture Communificiency, a crowdfunding platform that allows businesses, non-profits, and other organizations to raise money from their communities to finance investments in the energy efficiency of their buildings.
Vela-Susan Park ’13 describes Project Optix, a technology that analyzes movie theater attendance to create a dynamically priced marketplace for discounted movie tickets.
Claire Henly ’12 makes a presentation on Red Ox Technologies, which has developed an electrochemical desalination cell. The Yale technology desalinates water while producing electricity and synthesizing inorganic salts.
Graduate student Neil St. Clair talks about UnBuyThat, a secondary marketplace for the reselling of services such as hotel and restaurant reservations and daily deal coupons.
Medical student Aaron Abajian makes a presentation on RadXCloud, a patient-friendly technology that eliminates the need for a laxative during a virtual colonoscopy.
Colin Mills ’13 pitches, a social network for individuals to personalize and customize their own memorial celebration and share their intentions and stories with others.
Hilary Barr ’12 talks about Specially, an online platform for affordable therapy augmentation for children with autism.
School of Management student Paul Christensen pitches Mental Canvas, which enables designers to explore unfinished ideas built from sketches and photographs arranged in a three-dimensional environment.
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The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) was formed to help Yale undergraduate and graduate students start scalable new ventures. While starting as a stand-alone 10-week summer program in 2007, YEI has since expanded into a year-round University department acting as a portal for entrepreneurship on campus and offering programs and events year round that serve the entrepreneurial interest of students and the New Haven community.
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