Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education

2016 Thorne Prize Winners

Members of team Spring hold win the third annual Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education—an award of $25,000 that will be used to further implement their proposal to fight depression in a more timely and efficient manner.

The Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education is a $25,000 cash prize awarded to the best student-led venture focused on social innovation in health or education. The prize will be awarded in the spring of each year to support a student or group of students beginning or continuing to develop a social enterprise or innovation focused on these two areas. The winner of the Thorne Prize receives  automatic acceptance into the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute Fellowship (a summer program that provides a $15,000 stipend), and continued support from Yale faculty. 

To apply for the Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education, please see key dates and links below:

  • Mentorship Application (optional)– due Jan 30th
    • To help you apply for and win 25k, we will match you with a mentor/industry expert who will work with you during the Spring semester. This application is optional, but we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this resource if you are planning to apply to the prize.
  • Full Application (applications open Feb 1st) – due March 30th
  • Final pitches – April 21st

Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education will be part of StartUp Yale 17 on April 21st, 2017. Startup Yale brings together Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards in one day of pitches, prizes and world-changing ideas. For more details and to register for the event click here.