CELEBRATING NELSON@5

Nearly five years have passed since our 2016 launch following a generous founding gift from Jonathan M. Nelson ’77 P’07 P’09. In the coming months, we are excited to catch up with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to share and reflect through a Nelson@5 video series commemorating highlights and milestones. Watch our first video below!

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VAN WICKLE VENTURES FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

In order to continue providing this investment education program for students, Bob ’75 and Erna Place ’76 have issued the Spring 2021 Van Wickle Ventures Challenge to raise more capital for this extraordinary student group to continue their hands-on investment education.

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WELCOME BACK!

Our building is now open to all Brown ID holders, and they will be able to access the building during our normal hours, which are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. Please remember to follow all COVID University protocols. For more information about COVID measures specific to our building, please click the link below.

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CONGRATULATIONS PROFESSOR NAZARENO

Jennifer Nazareno, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, has received a new appointment as the Barrett Hazeltine Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship. At the Nelson Center, Dr. Nazareno has organized our research conferences and in her short time at Brown, has already won numerous teaching and mentoring awards. Learn more about Professor Nazareno and her work below.

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LEMLEY FAMILY LEADERSHIP LECTURE SERIES

Established in 2020 through a generous gift made by Wayne C. Lemley ’80 Ph.D., the series features highly accomplished scholars, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners who will inform, challenge and educate. On October 27, Professor Rebecca Henderson will get to the heart of what’s wrong with modern capitalism and lay out a pragmatic roadmap for how business can help to catalyze the systemic change we need to build a capitalism that works for everyone. Learn more below.

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION AROUND PUBLIC HEALTH INNOVATION

In this panel, moderated by Professor Jennifer Nazareno of the School of Public Health and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, you’ll learn more about the industry, the intersection of entrepreneurship and public health, how to secure funding, and the challenges and rewards of working for yourself. Learn more below.

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STAY IN THE LOOP

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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.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS PROBLEM SOLVING

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.

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IMPACT AT SCALE

“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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October 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Have an idea you are working on? Want to get involved in entrepreneurship at Brown? Sign up for office hours with a Peer Entrepreneur in Residence at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Floor 2

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October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Interested in learning about the Certificate in Entrepreneurship? Come to open office hours with Sheila at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Room 206.

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Have an idea you are working on? Want to get involved in entrepreneurship at Brown? Sign up for office hours with a Peer Entrepreneur in Residence at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Floor 2

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October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Have an idea you are working on? Want to get involved in entrepreneurship at Brown? Sign up for office hours with a Peer Entrepreneur in Residence at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Floor 2

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October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Race & Inequality in America

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The "Race &" in America series draws on the expertise of Brown scholars to investigate the origins, history and enduring effects of racism. About this event Race & Inequality in America Please join us for a panel discussion, Race & Inequality in America on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 12 p.m. The discussion will feature: Jose…

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Have an idea you are working on? Want to get involved in entrepreneurship at Brown? Sign up for office hours with a Peer Entrepreneur in Residence at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Floor 2

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Have an idea you are working on? Want to get involved in entrepreneurship at Brown? Sign up for office hours with a Peer Entrepreneur in Residence at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Floor 2

Webinar: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion around Public Health Innovation

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Interested in starting your own venture or working in a startup environment? Want to learn more about the social mission behind many of the health-related companies in this dynamic panel? – Moderated by Professor Jennifer Nazareno of the School of Public Health and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship – you’ll learn more about the industry,…

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October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Interested in learning about the Certificate in Entrepreneurship? Come to open office hours with Jonas at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Room 306.

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