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!
B-Lab is an 8-week summer accelerator program that supports students developing high-impact ventures. We are working with 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. Stay tuned!
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.
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.
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.
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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