Schedule of Events
 // October 17, 2019
 // Yale West Campus

Registration and check-in


Welcome and keynote


Company presentations


Company presentations


Networking lunch


Concurrent workshops


Announcement of winners


Celebratory reception

Keynote Speaker
Jay Walker

Jay Walker is a U.S. entrepreneur and one of the 10 most patented living inventors. Best known as the founder of (, three of Jay’s startups have each grown to serve more than 50 million customers. Since 2011, Jay has served as curator of the TEDMED conference, the health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference.

Jay is also Chairman of ApiJect Systems Corp., inventor of an ultra-low-cost, plastic prefilled syringe made possible by a high-speed “manufacture-fill-finish” process that supports rapid scale. With ApiJect, medicine and vaccine injections can be delivered at a 30 percent lower cost than the previous lowest-cost option. The company enjoys broad support from leading U.S. and global health organizations, including Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, PATH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

VentureClash invites the most promising early-stage companies worldwide in digital health, fintech, insurtech and industry 4.0 to compete in Connecticut’s global venture challenge.

The finalists will present in front of a panel of expert judges at a one-day VentureClash final at Yale West Campus. It brings finalists together with experts, investors, customers and educators.