#MakeItHappen: Responses to COVID-19

Tune in (or sign up) every Sunday for our weekly update, which will feature opportunities for virtual office hours and virtual event updates, deadline reminders, funding opportunities, and student, alumni, and faculty stories. We also want to learn about your creative ideas, your startups, or your solutions on how we can stay connected. Submit your responses today!

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Pop-Up Challenge Pilot!

Join the pilot Pop-Up Challenge coordinated by the. Brown Arts Initiative and Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. The first Pop-Up Challenge will run April 2 – 3. For more information and to register, use the link below.

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Top 3 Brown Venture Prize winners announced!

We are excited to announce the top 3 Brown Venture Prize winners: Intus Care, Intimately.co and ResusiTech. Learn more about the winners, the top 8 finalists, and the 10 esteemed judges that made the decisions via Zoom on March 16, 2020!

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Taking nominations for the Hazeltine Mentoring in Entrepreneurship Award

Professor Barrett Hazeltine has been mentoring and inspiring Brown University students for decades. Nominate a faculty, staff, alumni, or community member, to help us honor Professor Hazeltine’s dedication to student mentoring, and in particular, of his mentorship of aspiring entrepreneurs.

Deadline: April 1, 2020

Apply here to be our summer B-Lab intern!

We are looking to hire a summer intern to support the 2020 Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab), our summer accelerator! This position runs mid-May through August and supports special projects and day-to-day operations through the Nelson Center.

Deadline: April 5, 2020

The Nelson Chair of Engineering & Entrepreneurship

The School of Engineering invites applications for a Nelson Chair of Engineering and Entrepreneurship faculty position. We seek to hire a senior faculty member with a stellar track record of research and/or technical accomplishments, and with a history of contributing to entrepreneurial and technical leadership.

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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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Student Entrepreneurship Panel (Recorded)

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This student panel was recorded by the Brown University Admissions Office and intended for recently admitted students, but will be accessible to anyone. The students will share how they became interested and involved with entrepreneurship at Brown and provide examples of how you can get started or be more involved. Watch the recorded panel here. Students…

Rishabh Singh, CS ’17: Virtual Office Hours

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 13, 2020

Rishabh is the founder of Gradly. Gradly streamlines immigration logistics for international students by bringing student loans, health insurance, US bank accounts, new phone lines, currency exchange & other services that international students need in a single app. Gradly's app eliminates lengthy paperwork, wait times, numerous fees & non-obvious decisions at every step for incoming international students, resulting…

Pop-Up Challenge Pilot!

April 2 - April 3

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship (NCE) are excited to announce a new pilot program: the Pop-Up Challenge, a 24-hour creative initiative for Brown students to come together to connect, collaborate and have some fun. As our lives temporarily shift to a virtual world, that doesn't mean we have to…

Virtual Office Hours with Matthew Kittay ’03

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Matthew Kittay is an Attorney and VC Practice Leader at Fox Rothschild. He handles a wide array of corporate matters, with a particular focus on: Private company mergers and acquisitions Venture capital and private equity financings for technology, life sciences and cannabis companies Outside General Counsel for emerging and growth-stage companies Matthew is an active…

Pop-Up Challenge Virtual Debrief (Open to all)

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

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship (NCE) are excited to announce a new pilot program: the Pop-Up Challenge, a 24-hour creative initiative for Brown students to come together to connect, collaborate and have some fun. As our lives temporarily shift to a virtual world, that doesn’t mean we have to…

EIR Office Hours with Laura Thompson ’09

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 4, 2020

Laura Thompson ’09 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 in…

Rishabh Singh, CS ’17: Virtual Office Hours

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 13, 2020

Rishabh is the founder of Gradly. Gradly streamlines immigration logistics for international students by bringing student loans, health insurance, US bank accounts, new phone lines, currency exchange & other services that international students need in a single app. Gradly's app eliminates lengthy paperwork, wait times, numerous fees & non-obvious decisions at every step for incoming international students, resulting…

Rishabh Singh, CS ’17: Virtual Office Hours

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 13, 2020

Rishabh is the founder of Gradly. Gradly streamlines immigration logistics for international students by bringing student loans, health insurance, US bank accounts, new phone lines, currency exchange & other services that international students need in a single app. Gradly's app eliminates lengthy paperwork, wait times, numerous fees & non-obvious decisions at every step for incoming international students, resulting…

ENGN 1010 Talk with Merrill Stubbs ’99 co-founder and President of Food 52 (virtual)

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Merrill Stubbs '99, is the co-founder and President of Food 52, a leader and innovator in the food, cooking, and home space. Before starting Food 52, Merrill was a writer and editor with work published in many food and lifestyle publications. She worked at America's Test Kitchen and Flour Bakery in Boston and also ran…

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