Yale x Harvard
OnePager
Pitch Competition
hosted by the yale entrepreneurial society and harvard ventures
sponsored by the yale science & Engineering association, Sean Glass, Fiverr, Courier & Republic
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who we are

Yale Entrepreneurial Society

Founded in 1999, the Yale Entrepreneurial Society (YES) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship in the Yale community and at a national level.

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who we are

Harvard Ventures

Harvard Ventures (HV) is the largest student-run entrepreneurship and venture capital organization at Harvard. We serve those interested in startups and venture capital by acting as a hub for our members to connect, collaborate, and innovate.

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Yale x Harvard Angels and VC

Meet the judges

Leslie Goldman

General Partner
& Co-Founder
The Artemis Fund

Michael Lewittes

Operating Partner
Overton VC

Limited Partner
Supernode Venture Fund I

Sean Glass

Founder
Advantia Health & Yale Entrepreneurial Society

Founding Partner
Acceleprise VC


Claire Smilow

Investor
Boxgroup VC

Jeffrey Katz

Chief Technology Officer
Global University Programs at IBM Research

Cheryl Campos

Head of Venture Growth & Partnerships
Republic VC

Investment Partner
The Community Fund

Sam Hendel

Co-Founder
Dataminr & Accelerate Yale

President
Easterly Investment Partners

Vicki Politis

Managing Partner Goldenseeds

Brian Cashin

Associate Teamworthy VC

Dan Delmar

Founder
Virtual Angels Network

Past Chief Mentor and Board Director Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of New York

Brian
Truong

Partner
Graph Ventures

Kofi
Ampadu

General Partner
SKU'D Ventures

General info & timeline

The Yale x Harvard Pitch Competition will be run through OnePager. Please indicate interest as early as Sunday, March 28th at 12:00 am EST and as late as Monday, April 12th at 11:59 pm EST. After you indicate interest, we’ll help you in crafting the perfect OnePager by providing resources, support, and feedback. Final OnePagers are due by Monday, April 19th at 11:59 pm EST. Our judging period will take place between April 14th and April 28th, and selected finalists will be asked to pitch on Friday, May 7th at 7:30 pm EST.

Regardless of whether you are selected as a finalist, you may choose to share your OnePager with our network of Yale and Harvard alumni angel investors along with our venture capital community. This means that your start-up will be viewed by Yale and Harvard alumni irrespective of pitch competition outcomes—this grants you access to a friendly community of angels who are looking to connect and support your start-up.Your OnePagers will also be shared with our VC community including Overton, Supernode, Republic, Graph Ventures, BoxGroup, the Artemis Fund, SKU'D, Goldenseeds, Teamworthy and more!

1. SIGn up by april 12th
2. Submit your final
one-pager
by April 19th
3. Finalists pitch on
May 7th
4. OnePagers shared w.  Yale & Harvard Angel & VC Community

Introduction to OnePager

OnePager is a tool for founders to consolidate and share their startup’s information. With OnePager, founders can bring together their company overview, team info, pitch deck, demo video, FAQs, and more under an easily shared URL with privacy settings and analytics built in. OnePagers are used by founders for sharing new projects, fundraising, sales, and recruiting. Currently, founders have to use static PDFs, limited smart link tools, or spend days building a new landing page to share important information with external stakeholders. Ultimately, OnePager is a storytelling tool for founders that enables them to better communicate who they are, what they're building, where they’re headed, and what they need.

Two competition categories

Ideation to Minimum Viable Product

Criteria • You have an idea and a team and are working towards a minimum viable product (MVP). You are dedicated, performing user interviews, building the first model of your product, and are building infrastructure in order to prepare for your launch.

Prizes & Benefits:
1. All team OnePagers shared with 50+ Yale & Harvard Angels and our VC Community
2. Top 3 teams will split a prize pool of $1500 (YSEA*)
3. Chosen Teams will be awarded a prize sum (Sean Glass)
4. Chosen Teams will be awared 2k in Fiverr Credits
5. Top 5 teams will receive $60k in notification credits from Courier and a personalized demo, onboarding & best practices walk through to drive user engagement.
6. Companies that raise on Republic's platform will receive 3k in credits.
7. Remaining finalists will receive a premium Subscriptions to one of the following: Webflow, Airtable, Figma, Typeform and more.

. . . more to come!

*The YSEA prize pool will be required to go towards a Yale affiliated designee at a tech based or highly enabled startup.. In the case a Harvard team receives the YSEA reward, the team will receive exclusive access to the YES Internship Program network to recruit a Yale intern or team member.

Minimum Viable Product to Scaling

Criteria You have built your minimum viable product (MVP) and are working towards product-market fit. You are in the process of scaling your product and team.

Prizes & Benefits:
1. All team OnePagers shared with 50+ Yale & Harvard Angels and our VC Community
2. Top 3 Teams will split a prize pool of $3500 (YSEA*)
3. Chosen Teams will be awarded a prize sum (Sean Glass)
4. Chosen Teams will be awared 2k in Fiverr Credits
5. Top 5 teams will receive $60k in notification credits from Courier and a personalized demo, onboarding & best practices walk through to drive user engagement.
6. Companies that raise on Republic's platform will receive 3k in credits.
7. Remaining finalists will receive a premium Subscriptions to one of the following: Webflow, Airtable, Figma, Typeform and more.

. . . more to come!

*The YSEA prize pool will be required to go towards a Yale affiliated designee at tech based or highly enabled startup. In the case a Harvard team receives the YSEA reward, the team will receive exclusive access to the YES Internship Program network to recruit a Yale intern or team member.

Sponsored by

IN COLLABORATION WITH

YSEAS

Founded in 1914, YSEA is one of the oldest university alumni organizations in the world with a focus on issues in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our mission is to connect alumni with students, the University, and each other to strengthen the Yale science and engineering community.


Sean Glass

Sean is Founder & CEO of Advantia Health. As an entrepreneur, investor, and believer in the power of people, Sean is recognized as a leader for deal-making and advising others on strategy and tactics.
Prior to Advantia, Sean founded and continues to manage Acceleprise.VC, a leading early stage enterprise software venture capital fund.Previously, Sean founded the higher education focused online financial services firm, Higher One. At Higher One he served as founding president and then as part of the executive team as Chief Marketing Officer for 8 years. During that time, Higher One reached profitability and in 2008 was in the top 100 of the Inc 500 list and ranked #12 on the Entrepreneur Hot 100 list of fastest growing U.S. private companies. Higher One went public in 2010 (NYSE: ONE).
Sean has been featured in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2015, and again in 2017, Sean was named as a Washingtonian Tech Titan, one of Washington’s top 100 tech leaders.

Fiverr

Fiverr is an online marketplace that is changing how the world works together. Fiverr’s platform connects businesses with on-demand freelance talent offering digital services in more than 400 categories, across 8 verticals including graphic design, digital marketing, programming, video and animation.

Courier (YC S19)

Courier is the fastest way for developers to build notifications for their app. Our APIs take the tedium out of integrating various notification channels, while our visual designer lets anyone design a message template and deliver their notifications to the best channel for each user with a single API call. Email, Push, Slack, SMS, you name it. Think "Stripe, for notifications."

Republic

Republic gives you power to invest in the future you believe in. Invest in startups, real estate, crypto & video games.