The Yale Entrepreneur Magazine is back. For those of you who don’t know us, we first published in the spring of 2004 and had a fairly large presence on campus throughout the mid 00’s. The YE Magazine has been dormant since the spring of 2012, but this issue marks our return. We’re excited to bring you the new and improved version of the magazine.
In the years since the YE last appeared in print, a lot of exciting things have happened in the Yale entrepreneurial scene. The Center for Engineering Innovation and Design—the birthplace of many new Yale startups—opened in the fall of 2012. The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute has expanded its programs and held “Start Something” workshops to help students learn how to start their own companies. And Yale’s new president Peter Salovey has gone out of his way to promote a culture of entrepreneurship on campus.
For our re-launch, we wanted to shine a light on the many innovative projects and companies that Yale students and alumni are working on. Yale isn’t traditionally known for its startup scene, but that’s changing quickly. We believe these creative students and ideas deserve attention.
This issue of the YE would not be possible without the Yale Entrepreneurial Society (YES), which has provided crucial support throughout the publication process. For that, we wish to thank Peter Cohen and Brian Lei, the presidents of YES, and the rest of the YES staff for their support. Thanks are also in order for our advisors Michael Lei, Harold Cooke and Jeff Hong, all of whom have been incredibly helpful in getting the magazine off the ground. Finally, I’d like to thank the entire YE staff, who have devoted countless hours this year to reviving the YE.
Enjoy the issue.
Aaron Z. Lewis