When 20 Yale School of Management students visited Silicon Valley, Social Code was invited to talk about our work and take part in a Q&A session. Other panel members included thought leaders and entrepreneurs from Stroll Health, Emdeon, BayPoint Benefits, and CareMessage. The event was hosted by our friends at Elevar, who are making great strides in connecting health startups with enterprise.


With the majority of the students interested in entrepreneurship, questions raised during the session focused on transition from business school to startup life. What should you look for when joining a startup? If you’re starting your own company, how do you find co-founders and build a team? What are the biggest challenges we face as health tech startups?

Whilst the panel members came from different sectors of the health tech vertical, there was unanimous agreement on the importance of building and maintaining relationships. Whether it’s your classmate, colleague, or even your roommate, you just never know when you’ll cross paths again.

It was wonderful to present to such an enthusiastic audience and contribute to the discussions around health tech entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. I’m sure once these students graduate from Yale, they’ll go on to achieve amazing things!

Thank you Elevar for the opportunity and to the Yale students for taking the time to visit us.