Apply to Barcelona and London Synapse

Visit startups in Barcelona or London during spring break, March 23 – 28. Apply through ufunds.brown.edu. You can apply to only one destination.

Deadline to apply: November 16 @ 12AM.

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Women of Color: Building Communities Through Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Join us for a panel and discussion featuring women of color who are shifting, innovating, and positively disrupting the dynamics of entrepreneurship and leadership all over the country.

Thursday, Nov 15; 4:00 – 5:30 PM.

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Our first Entrepreneur in Residence:
Jessica Kim '00

We’re thrilled to announce the Nelson Center’s inaugural Entrepreneur In Residence, Jessica Kim ’00. Jessica will be joining us this year to to help our founders and their ventures.

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The Brown Venture Founders Program

The Brown Venture Founders is a new program of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the Slater Fund, to support new Brown graduates who are building startups in Rhode Island.

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Looking For a Course?

We’ve collected a variety of courses related to entrepreneurship, many based on feedback we’ve received from students. If you are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, this list is the place to start.

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249 THAYER

We are thrilled to announce that the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship will have a dedicated home on Thayer Street. 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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Thanksgiving Break

November 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving Break

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving Break

November 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WE x WIB Student Entrepreneurs Panel

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Attend the Women’s Entrepreneurship x Women in Business Student Entrepreneurs Panel! At this event you will hear from female-identifying student entrepreneurs as they talk about the ups and downs that they’ve personally experienced in their process of founding startups. The panel will be followed by an interactive activity, enabling you to engage your own creative…

B-Lab and Brown Venture Prize Info Session

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brown University’s Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. We are agnostic to what type of venture we except into B-Lab and work with ventures from all backgrounds, from e-commerce to social impact. Each participating venture receives access to custom mentoring, a peer cohort of…

Innovation Dojo Demo Day

November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you fascinated by startups, technology, and entrepreneurship? There will be food, startups, and pitches galore.  We hope to see you there! Click here for more information on Innovation Dojo! More information on the judges and presenting Dojee's will be coming soon!

Bob Gleason ’73: Office Hours

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bob is an experienced CEO with over 30 years of success launching and leading information technology ventures. Bob co-founded, built and ran 5 early stage B2B software firms leading to an IPO and acquisitions. His wide experience across vertical and horizontal SaaS and software solutions as well as IT professional services included direct experience in…

WE@Brown Incubator Pitch Night

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Brown Entrepreneurship Program Women's Entrepreneurship (WE@Brown) Team at its Incubator Pitch Night on Tuesday, December 4 from 6:30-9:30 PM in Salomon 001. Since the start of the fall semester, our cohort has been developing their fantastic ideas and increasing engagement with the start-up community through meetings with a multitude of female entrepreneurs. At our concluding…

Entrepreneurship Research Seminar: Supermarket Salvation: Retail and Religion in the United States

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Daniel Vaca is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Brown, specializing in American religious history and culture. His research focuses especially on the relationship between religious and economic activity in the United States, with particular emphasis on business ideas and institutions; print and media cultures; and fundraising practices. His forthcoming book, entitled Commercial Religion:…

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