INAUGURAL PITCH OFF RECAP

The inaugural Yale Angels Pitch Off occurred virtually on February 23, 2021, and focused on historically under-represented founders in the Yale community. The event was sponsored by the Yale Office of Development and DLA Piper.

WINNER & FINALISTS

WINNER ($5,000 prize): 

RxAll - Adebayo Alonge (SOM)

FINALISTS:

Thermaband - Markea Dickinson (SOM)

Creci - Andres Idarraga (YLS)

KovaDx - Song Kim (SOM)

Drip - Javaughn Lawrence (YC)

JUDGES

Our judges reflected both diversity and outstanding acumen. They included: 

YALE ALUMNI THAT MADE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE

Six seasoned Yale alumni investors helped us cull submissions, provide independent review and minimize bias in the process: 


Three Yale alumni stepped forward to offer valuable pro bono assistance to the five finalists. They included:

SPONSORS

This event was sponsored by the Yale Office of Development and DLA Piper. This competition was co-sponsored by the Yale Black Alumni Association (YBAA), Yale Latino Alumni Network (YLAN), Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA), Yale GALA -Yale University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Alumni Network, YaleWomen, and 1stGenYale.

WATCH THE EVENT REPLAY

The event replay can be viewed on the Accelerate Yale YouTube channel here.