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Stamford Innovation Center Hosts Startups In Pitch To Investors

Stamford Innovation Center will host student founders as they present their ideas to investors on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Stamford Innovation Center will host student founders as they present their ideas to investors on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Student founders who recently participated in programs at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) will present their ideas to investors from Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York at an event to be held at the Stamford Innovation Center on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.

YEI ventures pitching at the event include Umi, a platform for home-cooked food delivery service; Wellinks, a wearable health technology; Bite, a platform and app for restaurants; Hotspot, a mobile app that allows businesses to offer rewards for people texting others to meet up; and PatientBank, a platform for sharing medical records.

The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute is a university department that helps entrepreneurs and innovators at Yale start scalable new ventures. YEI offers three dedicated programs for accelerating ventures at Yale from early-stage conception to investable startup: the Venture Creation Program, the YEI Fellowship and the YEI Innovation Fund, which provides $100,000 in pre-seed funding.

Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of New York is one of the largest angel groups on the East Coast. In Fairfield County, the group supports the startup community by providing advisory support in meetings arranged through the Stamford Innovation Center.

The event was the brainchild of Erika Smith, Deputy Director at YEI. “YEI has held Demo Days in Manhattan, Boston and Silicon Valley and the events are always thought-provoking and well attended by Yale alumni,” said Smith. “We look forward to showing off our startups to the startup and investor community of Fairfield County where we know there are many Yale and Harvard alumni.”

“We are always looking for ways to highlight the outstanding startup and investment talent in the Stamford region,” said Peter Propp, Chief Marketing Officer of the Stamford Innovation Center. “We are delighted to be hosting this event and look forward to more great activities with these organizations.”

Judges for the event will include David Teten, Partner, FF Venture Capital, Diana Dowling, Founder/CEO, Two Hudson Ventures and Dan Delmar, a consultant who is Chief Mentor and a Board Director of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York.

After the YEI startups present, they will field questions from the panel and the audience. The event begins at 6pm with networking and a light dinner. The one prohibited topic of conversation will be football, where Yale and Harvard have one of the oldest rivalries in the US. (Yale currently has 65 wins and Harvard has 58 wins).

Tickets are available online .

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