The Sabin Environmental Venture Prize (the “Sabin Prize”) is a new initiative created with the generous support of the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation. It is an annual winner-take-all prize of $25,000. It will be awarded to the best Yale student and/or faculty idea for a product, service, project or program that advances a more environmentally sustainable way of life.
The Sabin Prize seeks to:
Many technologies, business models and ideas can be re-purposed or applied to solving environmental problems. Applications are expected from a variety of business, technical and scientific disciplines, using for-profit, non-profit or hybrid models. Examples of proposed ventures could include a new start-up company with a nano derived technology for desalination; a new non-profit organization that distributes existing environmental technologies to rural villages; or a new government grant or subsidy that advances solutions to an environmental problem.
There will be a Speaker Series during the 2008-2009 school year to promote the prize and spark idea generation. The topics will be environmental ventures, entrepreneurship and financing; and are intended to draw a diverse audience of students, faculty, and staff. The series will bring in Yale alumni representing a cross section of disciplines in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. It will also involve local partners including LaunchCapital and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund.
|January 23, 2009||Letter of interest|
|February 6, 2009||Workshop|
|April 2, 2008||Application due date|
|April 17, 2008||winner announcement|
Yale Courses in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital
For those interested in learning more about these topics, the following is a short list of courses being offered at Yale:
|MGT 618/FES 80019||Entrepreneurial Business Planning (Cromwell and Burke)|
|MGT 529||Global Social Entrepreneurship (Garstka)|
|MGT 896||Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship (Bagley)|
|ENAS 323||Creativity and New Product Development (Bolanos)|
|MGT 946||Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation (Metrick)|
|MGT 635||Venture Capital & Private Equity (Cromwell)|
Related Yale Institutes & Initiatives
For those interested in accessing additional support, please visit:
Center for Business and the Environment at Yale
Joining the strengths of two preeminent professional schools, the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale supports innovative approaches to environmental problem-solving through education, advocacy, and cutting-edge research.
More information about CBEY can be found at: www.yale.edu/cbey
See more details for the Entry Agreement.