Tickets are LIVE for the Brown Venture Prize Pitch Night!

The Brown Venture Prize is designed to empower the most advanced entrepreneurial ventures by Brown students. Get your tickets for the March 6, 2019 pitch night at 7:00 PM in Hillel Social Hall, 80 Brown Street. Watch the top 8 ventures!


Introducing Van Wickle Ventures

Van Wickle Ventures’ (VWV) is a student-run venture fund that invests at the seed and pre-seed stage in Brown-affiliated companies. Meet the first cohort of students, as well as the investment committee, behind the fund.


Apply to International Summer Internships

The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship — in conjunction with BrownConnect  — offers Startup Internship Signature Programs where students can explore the critical linkages from Stockholm to Israel. The deadline to apply for summer internships is February 21, 2019.


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.



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.



“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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Deadline to apply for Entrepreneurship Summer Internships

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

Learn more and apply! 

Student Startup Fair

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Brown EP’s Student Startup Fair is an opportunity for the Brown community to LEARN ABOUT and GET HIRED by the extraordinary STUDENT-LED VENTURES on college hill. Student entrepreneurs from Brown, RISD, and PRIME will showcase their startups, sell their products, and recruit new team members. We hope to see you there! Pizza and cookies will…

RRE Ventures: Office Hours

February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Stuart Ellman P’22, General Partner, Maria Palma, Vice President, and Ana Rosenstein ’15 from RRE Ventures will be available during office hours. RRE is a venture capital firm focused on helping founders build category-defining companies in industries ranging from financial services (OnDeck, Avant, Venmo) to 3D printing (Makerbot), and from media (BuzzFeed, Business Insider, TheSkimm)…

Funding the Future: Funding Your Startup Post Graduation

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the Nelson Center and the Slater Technology Fund for a discussion with Stuart Ellman P’22, General Partner, Maria Palma, Vice President, and Ana Rosenstein '15 from RRE Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on helping founders build category-defining companies in industries ranging from financial services (OnDeck, Avant, Venmo) to 3D printing (Makerbot), and from media…

Startup Studio: Scaling Your Startup using Digital Marketing

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this workshop, Working Planet Co-Founder Soren Ryherd will discuss the starting points, options, and common pitfalls to avoid in using digital marketing for customer acquisition. Digital marketing is the largest form of advertising in the world and encompasses everything from Search to Email to Internet Radio; a world so big and dynamic it is…

Alan Harlam: Office Hours

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Alan Harlam is the Founding Director of Brown’s Social Innovation Initiative (SII) at Brown’s Swearer Center. Over the past decade, Alan has supported dozens of entrepreneurs through all stages of their startup journey with a special focus on ventures designed to address social problems. These ventures are currently impacting 10’s of thousands of people in…

Ryan Juliano: Legal Office Hours

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Looking for a little startup legal help? Sign up to speak with Ryan Juliano from Howell Legal, who is an expert in corporate and contract law. He provides strategic legal counsel to founders on formation issues and to established operators on funding growth, incentivizing a team, selling products and services, and acquisitions, all with a…

Hack for Humanity: Brown University’s Second Annual Humanitarian Hackathon

March 2 - March 3

Hackathon Lens: Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria The second annual Humanitarian Hackathon at Brown University will bring together students from across Providence to learn about the most pressing needs in the humanitarian sphere and develop creative ideas for innovative programs or technologies that could help improve the lives of disaster and conflict-affected…

Roundtable Discussion with Laura Thompson ’08

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Laura Thompson '08 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…

Brown Venture Prize Pitch Night

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and our esteemed judges for a night of pitching, prizes, and startup fun. Meet entrepreneurial all-stars hand-picked to pitch to the community by a selection committee of Brown alumni founders, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. Winners are competing for up to $50k in prize money and an all-expenses-paid VIP trip…

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