The fourth annual Yale Innovation Summit on May 10, presented by the Office of Cooperative Research and Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, provided a window into an expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem at Yale, particularly around biotech and tech discoveries.

Nearly 600 were in attendance—including representatives from over 35 venture capital firms—and there was real energy and enthusiasm throughout the day’s panels, keynotes, pitch contests and outdoor poster session.​

“The Yale Innovation Summit has quickly become a capstone event,” says Jon Soderstrom, Managing Director of OCR, “and it’s drawing attention inside and outside Yale — both for the number of transformative breakthroughs in progress at Yale and the impressive rise in startup success stories.”