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We are a grassroots student-led community that specializes in empowering individuals to create purpose-driven tangible solutions 🙂
Founded and Run by Yale University Students
We focus on real-world value creation, moving interests and passions out of academic journals and into tangible solutions, taking the next step from focusing on the ways the world ‘should be changed’ into the ways the world ‘can be changed’
Your (Space) – Opening Q1 2018
Our Innovation Lab is located in the Health Haven Hub in Downtown New Haven. Yale students and venture teams have 24/7 access to facilities. Events, workshops, and didactics are open to all members of the community.
We’re thrilled to open our innovation lab by Q1 2018 to the Origami Innovations community. Stay tuned for more information and click below to learn about space features, design, and how to get involved!
New Yale Student-Led Innovation Hub Wins National HHS Opioid Code-a-Thon to Address Opioid Crisis
Matthew Erlendson and his teammates could scarcely believe what they were hearing. On the stage in front of them, the Chief Data Officer of…
2018.01.05 / 4min read. Read More
Origami Innovations Team Invited to Capitol Hill in Efforts to Curb Opioid Crisis
Origami Innovations is excited to send a team of Yale University students and interdisciplinary stakeholders to the U.S. Department of…
2017.12.03 / 7min read. Read More
What We’re Made Of
“We need a culture of experimentation that embraces risk and recognizes that failure is not only an option, but is likely within the safe setting of a lab like ours. And we need to ensure that anyone who sees a problem can research, prototype, and test a solution.”Susannah Fox, Former CTO, HHS
FounderMatthew Erlendson is an MD candidate at the Yale School of Medicine and is a recipient of The Professor David Berg Leadership Scholarship from the Yale School of Management MBA program. He is a sitting Executive Board Member and Founding Team Leader of Stanford Medicine X, a Silicon Valley based, Stanford University health care innovation hub focused on emerging technology and patient...
FounderKirthi Bellamkonda is an MD candidate at the Yale School of Medicine. She received her MSc(Res) in Surgery in 2016 from the University of Oxford, St. Edmund Hall, developing novel prognostic clinical tools, and her B.S. from the University of Illinois, where she graduated summa cum laude in Biology and Mathematics.
Yale School of Management Innovation LeadValentine Quadrat is a first-year at the Yale School of Management (SOM). Prior to business school, she worked in the television industry at National Geographic Channels and Fox Cable Networks. An SOM Design & Innovation Club leader, Valentine is active in the human-centered design space at Yale.
Yale School of Public Health Innovation LeadLan Duan is an MPH student at Yale School of Public Health. Before Yale, she earned her MBA and MS in Accountancy at Bentley College. Having worked and studied in the Boston/Cambridge area for nearly five years, she found her passion in life sciences and health care product innovations, and firmly believes that only innovation can tackle the challenges we are confronted with...
Yale School of Medicine Innovation LeadLina Vadlamani is a first year medical student at the Yale School of Medicine. She received her both her bachelors and masters degrees from Stanford University in Human Biology and Community Health and Prevention Research respectively.
Yale Law School Innovation LeadPaul is a fourth-year JD-MBA student at Yale Law School and School of Management. His academic interests include antitrust, international trade, and financial regulation. Prior to law school, Paul worked as a consultant based in the Houston and São Paulo offices of The Boston Consulting Group. He recently interned at Davis Polk & Wardwell and the United States Attorney’s Office. Paul is an active... More
Yale Graduate Arts & Sciences Innovation LeadPierre Huguet is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Graduate School. While he is highly invested in his academic research, he is also genuinely interested in entrepreneurship, business, and in investment specifically: in 2015, he created his own real estate investment company. In 2017, he decided to found the Yale Graduate Business Society in order to...
Yale Undergraduate Computer Science Innovation LeadSam is a student at Saybrook College with an interest in Computer Science, Psychology, and Economics. He is the Director of Workshops for Yale Entrepreneurial Society and a member of Yale Launch. Sam started a company, GAMR, with an emphasis on social enterprise in his community. Originally from Toronto, Sam is a hockey fanatic...
Advisory BoardLarry Chu, MD, MS is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and Director of the Stanford Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) Lab. Dr. Chu founded the START online educational program as well as the Learnly online learning ecosystem for post-graduate anesthesiology education. He is an NIH-funded clinical researcher and is Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X, the...
Advisory BoardSri currently serves as CEO/Founder of HealthVenture. He was previously the Head of Technology for Innovation, R&D and the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator. Prior, he was the Head of Technology and Operations for ClearXchange, a payments joint venture of Bank of America, Capital One, JPM Chase , US Bank and Wells Fargo. Sri graduated from Yale University with an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare...
Advisory BoardBruce W. Jenett is Senior Counsel with DLA Piper LLP (US), located in the firm’s Palo Alto, California office. DLA Piper is the largest law firm in the world with over 4,200 lawyers in 29 countries and over 70 offices. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Jenett served as Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Global Life Sciences Sector practice group. Mr. Jenett serves U.S. and international clients in the life sciences industry ...
Advisory BoardNick Dawson, MHA is the Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Sibley Innovation Hub. Nick is a proponent of human-centered design in healthcare as a way to create a health system which is more desirable, compassionate and advanced. In the Innovation Hub, he helps lead an innovation team charged with tackling both simple and complex challenges for patients, staff and providers...
Advisory BoardCharlie Blotner is a patient advocate dedicated to helping people be better informed about their health, research, policy, and the future implications of disease and health disparities. Blotner lives in Seattle, WA and is pursuing a career in medical social work while currently obtaining a Master of Social Work at the University of Washington. They hold a B.S. in Family and Human Development from Arizona...
Hub AssociateAllie Schmiesing is a second year graduate student at the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and a research assistant at the Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation lab studying potential applications of virtual reality for motor rehabilitation. She currently sits on the Medicine X student advisory board and is passionate about innovating...
Hub AssociateRavali Reddy is a second year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Prior to matriculating at Keck, Ravali worked as the Senior Communications and Program Associate at Stanford Medicine X, and volunteered as a Health Educator at the San Francisco Women's Community Clinic. She is passionate about medical education, health policy, and women's health, and hopes to spend her...
Innovation FellowJacob Bendicksen is a sophomore in Yale College majoring in Computer Science and Psychology. He started working in entrepreneurship in high school, and since then, he’s founded a few ventures of his own, participated in various startup accelerators, and interned at a VC firm. He’s thrilled to see a more student-centric incubator model like Origami come to Yale, and can’t wait to see where it goes. Outside...
Innovation FellowAnirudh Kurup is a currently a Senior at Trumbull High School in Trumbull, Connecticut. He has worked in Anesthesia Departments at Stanford University and Yale University on instructional designing for anesthesia resident education and pulmonary hypertension research. He has a very strong interest in emerging technology in the medical field and hopes to pursue this passion in college. He is...