Accelerate Yale is being honored for its third pitch competition which provided an opportunity for promising Yale startups to pitch directly to Yale venture capitalists and angel investors in real time. This global virtual event attracted 138 attendees who watched six innovative companies pitch to six investors in real time for a total of $15,000 in cash prizes. Eight seasoned investors reviewed 79 competitive applications from throughout the Yale community. The finalists represented class years from 1981 to 2022, as well as Yale College, the School of Management, the School of Music, and the School of Drama. Hellometer, founded by Alexander Popper class of 2022 from SOM, won the grand prize of $10,000, while Flowly, founded by Celine Tien, class of 2017 from Yale College, won $5,000 as runner up. All finalist teams received high value pro bono services from six alumni in the areas of fundraising, digital marketing, legal advice, and more. The event was co-sponsored and promoted by 11 Shared Interest Groups, including the Yale Black Alumni Association, the Yale Latino Alumni Network, the Association of Asian American Alumni at Yale, 1stGen Yale, YaleWomen, and others. Official sponsors included the Yale Office of Development, Yale Ventures, and Newfront Insurance. Entertainment was provided by violinist Ilana Zacks, who graduated from the School of Music in 2022. This event showcased the burgeoning interest and support for entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the Yale community, both on campus and around the world, and set a new high bar for future pitch competitions.