Working on an idea?

Need funding? Resources? Mentoring? We have got you covered. Learn more about our venture support pathyway. Upcoming deadlines: summer Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) and the Brown Venture Prize – February 6, 2020 at NOON (12 pm).

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Save the Date: Brown Venture Prize

Join us for a night of pitching, prizes, and startup fun. Meet students hand-picked to pitch to the community by a selection committee of Brown alumni founders, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. Top winners will receive up to $50k in prize money, expert mentorship, and an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to New York City. Tickets will be released here on March 2nd.

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WE@Brown Conference: March 7, 2020

This annual WE@Brown day long conference is on March 7, 2020 their theme is Uplift. Together, speakers and attendees will uplift each other and learn to conquer challenges and embrace leadership. Participation registration and pitch competition application opens February 7. Stay tuned to find out more about their various speakers and events! (This conference is completely free and open to everyone!)

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The Nelson Chair of Engineering & Entrepreneurship

The School of Engineering invites applications for a Nelson Chair of Engineering and Entrepreneurship faculty position. We seek to hire a senior faculty member with a stellar track record of research and/or technical accomplishments, and with a history of contributing to entrepreneurial and technical leadership.

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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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Brown EP Info Session

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come meet the co-presidents and team leads of EP, and learn more about EP's initiatives! Apply to be a part of a the EP team, here: bit.ly/2QAatnd

Info Session: Entrepreneurship Internships in Israel, Sweden & Germany

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

The Israel, Stockholm and Berlin Entrepreneurship Internship Programs, with a focus on startups and technology opportunities, provides Brown students the opportunity to expand classroom knowledge to the world of business through an immersive professional experience in Tel Aviv, Stockholm and Berlin, where the startup culture flourishes. Through a partnership with the Jonathan M. Nelson Center…

Innovation Dojo Info Session #2

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Innovation Dojo is a semester-long initiative run by the student-led Brown Entrepreneurship Program (EP), designed to challenge first-year and second-year students at Brown and RISD to think differently about innovation and entrepreneurship.  You do not need an idea to apply! Dojo leaders encourage everyone who applies to come with a passion for learning and innovating.…

EIR Office Hours with Arnell Milhouse

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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…

Founder Friday with Sadie Kurzban ‘12, founder & CEO of 305 Fitness

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon with the founder of 305 Fitness, Sadie Kurzban '12. While at Brown, working on her economics degree, Sadie took Danny Warshay's ENGN 1010, The Entrepreneurial Process, where she took her passion for dance and fitness and turned it into a business plan. She started 305 Fitness a few months after…

Office Hours: Peter Eliopoulos ’88

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Peter J. Eliopoulos served as a Senior Vice President and Advisor at M&T Bank Corporation after more than 12 years, leading all marketing efforts for both M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust as Chief Marketing Officer. During that time, he led the organization on a 5-year data transformation journey and built the Office of the Customer…

Deadline to Apply for Entrepreneurship Internships

February 5

Apply here by 11:59 PM! 

EIR Office Hours with Arnell Milhouse

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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…

Roundtable Discussion with Charlie Kroll ’01

February 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Brown EP and the Nelson Center for a Roundtable Discussion with Charlie Kroll '01, Co-Founder and President/COO of Ellevest. Come discuss Charlie's entrepreneurial career, his experiences helping build one of CNBC’s top 50 "Disruptor" companies (Ellevest), and the fintech industry. In order to ensure a personalized experience for all the participants, the roundtable is…

Student Meeting with Lisa Caputo ’86

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lisa Caputo is Executive Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Customer Experience for Travelers. She leads the company’s marketing, research, corporate communications, creative services and customer experience functions and is a member of the Management and Operating Committees, the Innovation Council and the Travelers Foundation Board. She joined Travelers after over 11 years at Citigroup,…

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