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Commencement Reception & Startup Fair

Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship as we celebrate the class of 2023! Family, alumni, entrepreneurship certificate students, and friends are welcome to attend. 

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.

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.

Solutions With Impact

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


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.


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


Throughout the year the Nelson Center hosts a variety of events for entrepreneurs of all types. Whether you are new to entrepreneurship and curious what it is all about, or whether you are an experienced founder looking for information to help you build the next big thing, we have something for everyone.