Apply to the 2019 Summer Breakthrough Lab

Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week summer accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. Join us for our info session on Monday, December 10 at 12 PM (over Kabob and Curry!).

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Brown Venture Prize: Up to $50k in Prize Money

The Brown Venture Prize is designed to empower the most advanced entrepreneurial ventures by Brown students. Join us for our info session on Monday, December 10 at 12 PM (over Kabob and Curry!).

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Join us for upcoming Brown EP events!

Join our student club, Brown EP, for their upcoming events: Bumble Fund for women on Dec 3 and the WE@Brown Pitch Night on Dec 4. Hear the latest ideas coming out of College Hill and learn from amazing speakers. Make it happen!

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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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Get Involved

Interested in giving back your time to the entrepreneurial community on College Hill? We work closely with alumni, local entrepreneurs, and visiting professionals who volunteer their time to share their entrepreneurial journey or work one on one with aspiring entrepreneurs.

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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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Start of Winter Break

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

NYC Synapse Trip

January 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NYC Synapse Trip

January 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NYC Synapse Trip

January 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Classes Resume

January 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion with Eric Goetz ’71

February 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

REGISTER HERE  Brown EP and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship are excited to host a roundtable discussion with Eric Goetz '71. Eric Goetz, is considered a leader in high tech composites construction worldwide. He began sailing at a young age on Manhasset Bay / Port Washington on Long Island, NY. While attending Brown University, Eric…

Entrepreneurship Signature Internships Info Session

February 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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. A partnership between the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and…

Startup Studio: Designing Your Life as an Entrepreneur

February 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

More info coming soon!

Startup Studio: Changes in U.S. Immigration Policy and Practice

February 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Recently, there have been significant changes in U.S. immigration policy and practice. Peter Roberts ’83, is Founder and Principal of the immigration law firm Roberts Immigration Law Group. His clients include multinationals, entrepreneurs, founders, investors, start-ups, and start-up accelerators in all fields, including Y Combinator and YC founders. Peter will discuss the impact of these…

Peter Roberts ’83: Office Hours

February 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Peter Roberts ’83, is Founder and Principal of the immigration law firm Roberts Immigration Law Group. His clients include multinationals, entrepreneurs, founders, investors, start-ups, and start-up accelerators in all fields, including Y Combinator and YC founders. Peter will discuss the impact of these changes on would-be foreign national entrepreneurs/founders and employees, specifically, the impact on…

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