March 5: Media, Data Science, and Social Change

Michael Slaby ’02, the former chief innovation officer for both of the Obama for America Presidential Campaigns, along with Riki Conrey, Harmony Labs Director, will share more about their unique approach to problem-solving and using data for social good.


Attend the 4th annual Brown Venture Prize Pitch Night

Don’t miss the biggest night of the year. Join us and our esteemed judges and watch Brown and RISD’s most advanced ventures pitch their idea to win $50k in prizes!


Venture Grants to Address Anti-Black & Systemic Racism

We are partnering with The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) to bring together students from across the University to create innovative solutions that address anti-Black and systemic racism. Receive grants from $250 – $2,500 to help make your ideal a reality!


Don't miss these upcoming events and mentor office chats!

Click below to learn more about upcoming events and opportunities to meet our Entrepreneurs and Peer Entrepreneurs in Residence.


Our Thayer Street Home

We are thrilled to announce that the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship will have a dedicated home at the center of college hill. This building will do so much more than to provide physical space; it will further our mission of making entrepreneurship an essential part of the Brown experience.


Brown has always been fertile ground for entrepreneurship. It’s true for the students who choose to study here, for the faculty who teach and conduct their research here, and for our alumni once they leave College Hill.


“We do “hubs” really well. Our Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship is fast becoming one of the most impactful hubs on campus. There, students hatch ideas, launch ventures, and hone entrepreneurial skills — not just in business, but in how business can transform lives.”

– President Christina Paxson


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Healthcare Entrepreneurship Series: A Conversation with Nanodropper

February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Brown EP for a conversation with Nanodropper’s Executive Leadership team. The conversation with Nanodropper launches the Brown Entrepreneurship Program Healthcare Entrepreneurship Series. If you are interested in healthcare entrepreneurship, medical devices, biotechnology, and networking with successful Brown alumni please join us for the event! Register here to attend. Named after the company’s flagship product,…

Entrepreneurship Speed Networking

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an opportunity to network with Brown University alumni, current students, accomplished professionals, and budding entrepreneurs! The Brown Entrepreneurship Program is hosting its first collaborative event with the Brown Alumni Entrepreneurship Group on Thursday, March 4th from 8 PM to 9 PM ET. The two groups hope to inspire rich conversations amongst students…

Media, Data Science, and Social Change: A Conversation with Harmony Labs

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Focused on the effects of media on society -- Harmony Labs envisions a world where media systems support healthy, democratic culture and healthy, happy people. Michael Slaby ‘02 and Riki Conrey will share their unique approach to problem-solving and using data for social good. How does data and technology drive organizations and companies, and can…

WE@Brown Conference

March 6 - March 7

Attend the 2021 WE@Brown annual conference This year, the theme is Resilience. During a year when covid has impacted entrepreneurship at its core, entrepreneurs have had to find a way to push past barriers and survive. Femme-identifying entrepreneurs from a variety of industries will give keynote speeches, lead workshops and participate in fireside chats!  Register…

Covid-19 Response Innovation Hackathon

March 12 - March 14

Registration is now open for Covid-19 Response Innovation Hackathon hosted by NEMIC. A lack of preparedness exacerbated the challenges that COVID-19 presented regionally, nationally, and globally. How do we ensure that we are better prepared for the next pandemic, what do we need to do on a personal level, how do we better prepare our…

Future Of Sustainable Investing Conference (FSIcon)

March 18 - March 19

FSIcon aims to be the largest, most impactful, most well-known conference on sustainable investing in the United States. This two-day event will bring thought leaders, practitioners, policymakers, students, and others, into a collaborative, intrinsically interdisciplinary environment to debate and discuss the role of investing in shaping the future of our planet and society, and therefore…

Hack for Humanity 2021

March 20 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 1:30 pm

Hack for Humanity 2021 COVID-19 and the Next Pandemic: Improving Preparedness, Response, and Inclusivity Organized by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, Hack for Humanity is an annual humanitarian focused hackathon at Brown University that brings together students to learn about the most pressing needs in the human rights and humanitarian sphere and…

Brown Venture Prize Pitch Competition

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship to watch Brown and RISD’s most advanced ventures pitch their ideas for a chance to win $50k in prizes! The Brown Venture Prize supports teams who have identified a significant opportunity and whose ventures have the potential to create “impact at scale.” Winners will receive prize money ($25k for 1st place; $15k for…

RI Business Plan Competition (Deadline)

March 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Rhode Island Business Competition fosters the development of companies by inviting emerging and established entrepreneurs to submit ideas for a business, in any industry, that is based in Rhode Island and has strong growth potential. The most promising ideas will receive cash and services. Prizes consisting of cash and in-kind services, with a total…

Innovation Dojo Demo Day

April 2

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