Democracy United: Advocacy and Entrepreneurship

Enabling successful social entrepreneurship requires more than political discussion; according to Jared Milfred (PC ’16), it depends on “achieving real policy change and fostering a culture of civic knowledge and engagement while working on tangible solutions to make it happen.” Milfred and his team at Democracy United, a…


Back in Print

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…


Yale takes printing to new dimensions

“We believe passionately that we are leading the next industrial revolution.” Such was the vision set forth by Jennifer Lawton, CEO of 3-D printing company Makerbot, in a recent CEID-sponsored visit to campus. Speaking to a packed Becton Auditorium, Lawton suggested that 3-D printing technology will enable entrepreneurs…


Framing Effect: A day with the founders of Warby Parker

It’s a warm fall morning when we reach the headquarters of Warby Parker on 6th Avenue, right on the edge of Hudson Square in downtown Manhattan. There are eleven of us from the Yale Entrepreneurial Society here to meet Neil Blumenthal, one of the company’s founders and CEOs….


The Microfinance Movement: Making smarter mistakes

The hall was silent as Maggie West, Program Director of the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), left her table and walked up to the podium. “We gave micro-loans out to five people. Only one of them was repaid,” she said. “One of our clients came to us with his…

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Make Me a Maker

I’m sitting on an old orange seat of a Flushing-Main St 7 train, wondering what I’ve gotten myself into. The young man next to me pulls up the Maker Faire 2013 app— the same one I’ve been excitedly exploring all morning. “Oh cool!  You’re going to Maker Faire…