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Good Governance in Venture Capital

Join us to discuss how the industry can create standards and shared practices to enable the ecosystem to enforce good governance.

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Meet with an Entrepreneur in Residence for guidance and support!

Meet our Entrepreneurs in Residence: experienced entrepreneurs who are available to support student and alumni founders, as well as help folks navigate their entrepreneurial careers.

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Meet with a Peer Entrepreneur in Residence for startup advice!

Meet our fantastic group of Peer-Entrepreneurs-in-Residence: young, experienced entrepreneurs who are available to support their fellow founders. If you’d like to chat with them about your venture, kick around a nascent idea, or talk startup life in general – drop them a line or book a chat through their office hours.

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Solutions With Impact

Learn about the impact of Brown University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and learn about ventures founded by students and alumni! #solutionswithimpact

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Want to know what’s going on in the Brown entrepreneurship community? Sign up for our email list to receive the latest news on campus, tips on resources and events, and a little bit of inspiration to help you take your own entrepreneurial activities further.

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Our Thayer Street Home

Come visit our dedicated home for entrepreneurship on college hill. This building provides much more than physical space; it furthers 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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When Women Lead | A virtual conversation with author Julia Boorstin

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a book talk as Prof. Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Founder and Director of the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab, speaks virtually with author Julia Boorstin about her new book, When Women Lead. Free copies of When Women Lead will be available for those who attend the in person live stream. Julia Boorstin was thirteen when…

Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship Research Series | Dr. Johannes Lenhard

February 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This brown bag lunch series will feature conversations on diverse topics in entrepreneurship by faculty and students. It'll be a forum to showcase emerging research, published work, and policy conversations related to entrepreneurship. Dr. Johannes Lenhard is an affiliate lecturer and researcher at the University of Cambridge and the co-director of VentureESG. He has recently…

Good Governance in Venture Capital

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In recent times, the venture capital industry has come under scrutiny for allowing the rise of questionable firms characterized by poor corporate governance including ineffective boards, poor oversight, weak controls, and conflicts of interest. At the same time, an increasing number of investors are engaging in responsible governance practices aimed at strengthening the bottom line…

Positive Sum Design

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Design is always already everywhere. The built environment, our material culture, and the systems and infrastructures of our modern world are so ubiquitous, and yet so inconspicuous, that design establishes the fundamental conditions of possibility for mutual benefit and cooperation, as well as for conflict and competition. Positive Sum Design is an emerging discourse that begins with a…

Future of Sustainable Investing Conference | FSIcon

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

What is the Future of Sustainable Investing (FSI)? FSIcon aims to be the largest, most impactful, most well known conference on sustainable investing in the United States. This one-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…

Brown Venture Prize

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, March 16 from 7 - 8:30 pm ET for the annual Brown Venture Prize Pitch Night, and watch Brown'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…

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