With these programs, the Center incubates transformative change through new ideas and approaches to business and the environment.

Overview

The Center supports new business ideas, from conception and planning through pitching and seed funding. Investment in promising ideas at this early stage provides a powerful lever for affecting change down the road. If you have an idea that, given a chance, might change the world in a meaningful way, we’d like to help.

Programs

Bright Lights, Green Sights
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship Professional Skills Workshops
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Mentorship and Coaching
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Social Entrepreneurship Consultancy
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Yale GreenLight
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Yale Net-Zero Think Project
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Research

Alpha Screen Rapid Pathogen Screener for Bacterial Infections in Food/Water
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Institutional Entrepreneurship and Renewable Energy in the U.S.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Research
Using Social Networks to Market New Environmental Technologies
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Research

Funding Opportunities

Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Sobotka Seed Stage Venture Grants
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Weyerhaeuser Research Grants
Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance & Markets, Management & Products
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Funding Opportunity

Entrepreneurial Experiences

These Stories will introduce you to former finalists and winners of entrepreneurial funding from CBEY as they share experiences and reflect on their time as student entrepreneurs at Yale.  The Yale Center for Business and the Environment is proud of its alumni and aspires to build a robust entrepreneurial community around sustainability ideas.

Sobotka Stories: Poda Foods
Insights from Sobotka Seed Stage Grant Recipients
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Sobotka Stories: Appalachian Roots – Hemp 2.0
Former recipients of the grants share experience and perspective
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Sobotka Stories: Guide Finder
Insights from Sobotka Seed Stage Grant Recipients
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Sobotka Stories: Tuckerman & Co.
Insights from Sobotka Seed Stage Grant Recipients
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Sobotka Stories: Shoots LLC
Insights from a Sobotka Seed Stage Grant Recipient
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Sobotka Stories: Maike Water
Insights from Sobotka Seed Stage Grant Recipients
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