Apply to the NYC (Virtual) Synapse!

Join Brown EP for an immersive virtual experience meeting NYC startups, founders, and industry leaders: January 13-15, 2021.

Deadline: November 1, 2020

Make entrepreneurship a part of your intellectual journey at Brown.

Offered in conjunction with the School of Engineering, the certificate builds upon Brown’s interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts education and commitment to the exploratory spirit of the open curriculum.

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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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Breaking Down Barriers in the Entrepreneur Space

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Brown EP and the new Diversity and Inclusion Team for Breaking Down Barriers in the Entrepreneur Space. The panel will feature three entrepreneurs in the Brown community who are also members or allies of the LBGTQ+ community. We hope that this can be an informative and exciting conversation with industry leaders who demonstrate that anyone…

A Conversation with Ben Chesler ’15, co-founder of Imperfect Foods

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Food Recovery Network at Brown invites you to join an informal conversation with Ben Chesler '15, co-founder of Imperfect Foods, about his entrepreneurship experience and his thoughts on food waste & safety. Use the Zoom ID in the image above.

Chat with Arnell Milhouse, Entrepreneur in Residence

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Arnell is a Providence local and graduate of Johnson and Wales University, where he discovered a passion for computer science. In 2015, he brought together his love of education and innovation by founding IntraCity Geeks, a K-12 STEM education non-profit organization. He is also CEO and co-founder of CareerDevs Computer Science University, which teaches adolescents…

Investors & the ‘Pipeline Problem’: How to Build Inclusive Portfolios For Angel & VC Investments – a 2 part discussion

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A key issue brought up in many conversations with investors is that of a ‘pipeline problem’, meaning a lack of access/perceived existence of underrepresented founders in deal sourcing. We wanted to look into this issue in 2 parts, moderated by Banu Ozkazanc-Pan from the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab: Part 1: (October 28th) To explore this…

Innovation is For Everyone: Welcoming Newcomers to RI

October 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Newcomers to the United States share common dreams and goals of finding belonging, education, and meaningful career paths. Join us for a conversation on the American immigration experience showcasing the innovators and startups making the process easier for immigrants to Rhode Island. 11:30 AM | Cultivating Innovation: Informal Conversations with RI's Economic Gardener Join us…

NYC (Virtual) Synapse Application Deadline

November 1

Synapse is a cohort program that brings 15 Brown and RISD students together to visit one of the most famous startup ecosystems on the East Coast: New York City. Typically this is an in-person, all expenses paid trip. Due to Covid-19, all events for the NYC Synapse will take place over January 13-15, 2021 through…

Chat with Laura Thompson ’09, Entrepreneur in Residence

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 9, 2020

Laura Thompson ’09 has spent the past decade working on radical innovations aimed at solving the world’s toughest problems. Laura was an early product lead at Google X, where she drove product strategy for science fiction-sounding technologies including self driving cars, smart contact lenses, and delivery drones. While at X, she spread the team’s learning in…

Roundtable Discussion with Toby Howell ’19

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Brown EP, in collaboration with the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, is hosting a Roundtable Discussion with Toby Howell '19, a writer for the Morning Brew, on Wednesday, November 4th at 3:00 PM ET via Zoom. Apply here by November 1st at 11:59 PM ET to join the conversation. Toby Howell graduated from Brown in 2019 where he…

Chat with Arnell Milhouse, Entrepreneur in Residence

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Arnell is a Providence local and graduate of Johnson and Wales University, where he discovered a passion for computer science. In 2015, he brought together his love of education and innovation by founding IntraCity Geeks, a K-12 STEM education non-profit organization. He is also CEO and co-founder of CareerDevs Computer Science University, which teaches adolescents…

BrownConnect First-Year Immersion Panel

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Liz Malone AM'20, Assistant Director for Programs at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, and Samanee Mahbub '19, former Peer Entrepreneur in Residence as they join other panelists for the BrownConnect First-Year Immersion (BCFYI) event. This is part of a two-week November virtual institute offered by CareerLAB and BrownConnect for incoming first-year students to gain awareness on how…

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