Celebrating Nelson@5

Nearly five years have passed since our 2016 launch following a generous founding gift from Jonathan M. Nelson ’77 P’07 P’09. In the coming months, we are excited to catch up with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to share and reflect through a Nelson@5 video series commemorating highlights and milestones. Watch our first video below!

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Register for the Breakthrough Lab 2021 Virtual Venture Showcase

Join us for a celebratory evening to learn about what the 2021 B-Lab cohort has been up to this summer. B-Lab is an 8-week summer accelerator program that supports students developing high-impact ventures. Register below to hear from 16 ventures working on a wide range of market sectors: empowering Asian-American college students, e-commerce for small businesses in sub-Saharan Africa, hand-held electricity generators, reimagined mentoring platforms for BIPOC students, and many others.

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Van Wickle Ventures Fundraising Challenge!

In order to continue providing this investment education program for students, Bob ’75 and Erna Place ’76 have issued the Spring 2021 Van Wickle Ventures Challenge to raise more capital for this extraordinary student group to continue their hands-on investment education.
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Welcome Back! Our building will open on September 8

We look forward to having you back in our building! To learn more about our location and COVID guidelines, please click the link below.
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Meet Tori Gilbert!

The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship is thrilled to welcome Tori Gilbert to the NCE Team as our new Events & Operations Coordinator! With ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Tori has been involved with planning events, customer engagement, and day-to-day operations. Learn more about Tori below.

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STAY IN THE LOOP

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

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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Entrepreneurship Certificate Office Hours w/Sheila

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 10, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 14, 2021

Interested in learning about the Certificate in Entrepreneurship? Come to open office hours with Sheila at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Room 206.

Hybrid: Brown EP Synapse

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 21, 2021

An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 22, 2021

Synapse programs are dynamic opportunities for Brown students to engage with alumni working in the entrepreneurial space; founders, venture capitalists, angel investors. Brown EP, with gracious support and help from the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, is planning to host an in-person entrepreneurship synapse from September 20th - 22nd, featuring speaker events with some of Brown…

Entrepreneurship Certificate Office Hours w/Jonas

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

Interested in learning about the Certificate in Entrepreneurship? Come to open office hours with Jonas at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Room 306.

Hybrid: Brown EP Synapse

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 21, 2021

An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until September 22, 2021

Synapse programs are dynamic opportunities for Brown students to engage with alumni working in the entrepreneurial space; founders, venture capitalists, angel investors. Brown EP, with gracious support and help from the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, is planning to host an in-person entrepreneurship synapse from September 20th - 22nd, featuring speaker events with some of Brown…

Entrepreneurship Certificate Office Hours w/Sheila

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 10, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 14, 2021

Interested in learning about the Certificate in Entrepreneurship? Come to open office hours with Sheila at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Room 206.

Entrepreneurship Certificate Office Hours w/Sheila

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 10, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 14, 2021

Interested in learning about the Certificate in Entrepreneurship? Come to open office hours with Sheila at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Room 206.

Entrepreneurship Certificate Office Hours w/Jonas

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

Interested in learning about the Certificate in Entrepreneurship? Come to open office hours with Jonas at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Room 306.

2021 Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) Showcase

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is not your average pitch night! You will learn what the 2021 B-Lab student ventures were up to this summer, as well as hear live remarks about what they are working on at this moment. Then you will have a chance to network with the ventures in their personal Zoom rooms! Don't forget to register.

Entrepreneurship Certificate Office Hours w/Sheila

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 10, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 14, 2021

Interested in learning about the Certificate in Entrepreneurship? Come to open office hours with Sheila at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Room 206.

Entrepreneurship Certificate Office Hours w/Sheila

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 10, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 14, 2021

Interested in learning about the Certificate in Entrepreneurship? Come to open office hours with Sheila at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, 1 Euclid Avenue, Room 206.

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