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We are thrilled to announce that the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship will have a dedicated home on Thayer Street. 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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BEYOND CAMPUS

Entrepreneurship is an increasingly global endeavor with connections that span far beyond College Hill. The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship — in conjunction with BrownConnect and other partners — supports a variety of programs and initiatives that support students exploring these critical linkages from Stockholm to Silicon Valley. While we are just getting started, we expect that students will increasingly work on problems across borders and these programs enable them to do so in a way that is inspired and informed.

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Founder Fridays/Tech Summit Keynote: Michael Slaby ’01 From Obama’s Presidential Campaigns to Startups: Changing the World Through Technology

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Michael Slaby '01, a former Brown varsity soccer player, found himself in the world of politics and entrepreneurship soon after graduation. Through his leadership experiences in both of the Obama Campaigns to the Head of Timshel, a technology company that builds platforms to drive human progress, Michael has become obsessed with changing and improving the world through technology and innovation.   Now, he is the Executive Director of Chicago Ideas, a movement built on one core belief: When a broad spectrum of thinkers…

Roundtable Discussion with Michael Slaby ’01

April 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Brown EP and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship are proud to host a roundtable discussion with Michael Slaby '01. Michael will sit down with 8 selected students who will have a candid and informal discussion regarding entrepreneurship, technology, and politics. Michael has a breadth of experience to share, currently serving as the Executive Director of Chicago Ideas, and having served as Obama's Chief Integration and Innovation Officer and also as the Head of Timshel. This discussion is a unique opportunity…

WE@Brown Incubator Pitch Night

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The students who participated in the Women's Entrepreneurship Incubator will give their final pitches to showcase their hard work from this past semester. You will hear them share their ideas which were one just a concept, and see how they now can become a reality. One winner will be awarded a $500 grant from the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship to help her further develop her big idea. The judges' panel includes Liz Malone, Annette Tonti, Deb Mills-Scofield, Hamzah Ansari,…

Workshop Series: Making Research Usable in a Startup featuring Kalie Gold ’08

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Many will tell you that being an entrepreneur is about risk, innovation, and growth.  Being an entrepreneur is also about efficient investments in R&D, customer feedback, data-driven decisions, and big doses of common sense.  Kalie Gold ’08 will work with students on how to integrate efficient and high-value hypothesis testing and research into their startup planning. Kalie's international career has taken her from the Dominican Republic to Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda, Myanmar, Malawi and beyond.  She has worked for microfinance institutions, agricultural finance…

Kalie Gold ’08 Office hours

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kalie is visiting from Kenya, Africa to spend time with aspiring entrepreneurs like you! She has a lot of experience working at startups, such as the Once Acre Fund and now at Pula Advisors in Nairobi. Her specialties include team management, quality assurance, impact evaluation, project management, product R & D, and customer research. REGISTER HERE FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

Barrett Hazeltine Prize In Entrepreneurial Mentorship Celebration

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Professor Barrett Hazeltine has been mentoring and inspiring Brown University students for decades. In honor of his dedication to student mentoring, and in particular, his mentorship of aspiring entrepreneurs, a group of alumni came together to start the Barrett Hazeltine Prize in Entrepreneurial Mentorship On May 3 we honor a special faculty or staff member that embodies Professor Hazeltine's mentorship, having a tremendous impact on young entrepreneurial minds at Brown University. Please join us from 4:00 - 5:30 PM on…

Kalie Gold ’08 Office hours (round 2!)

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kalie is visiting from Kenya, Africa to spend time with aspiring entrepreneurs like you! She has a lot of experience working at startups, such as the Once Acre Fund and now at Pula Advisors in Nairobi. Her specialties include team management, quality assurance, impact evaluation, project management, product R & D, and customer research. REGISTER HERE FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

Making Waves: Brown Women Activists

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Across the world, innovative women are campaigning for change on fundamental human rights issues like gender and racial equality and government accountability. Hear the stories of three visionary Brown alumnae who are taking on systemic injustices with creativity, courage and their passion for social change. Moderator: Bonnie Honig, Pembroke Center Interim Director, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science at Brown Panelists: Johanna Fernandez '93, Assistant Professor of History, Baruch College of the City University…

2018 Commencement Reception

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrate with us!  Join graduating seniors, their family members and guests, alumni and friends of the center to celebrate and reconnect. Special remarks will be given by Danny Warshay '87 P'20, Executive Director. Drinks and hors-d'oeuvres served. RSVP HERE

Impact investing 101: How to invest any amount of money with purpose!

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you make spending choices based on sustainability and climate change? Do you support local businesses? Do you buy ethically sourced products? Do you support fair wages and treatment? As a consumer your purchases have huge implications on the world around you. Did you realize that the same is true of your savings? Are you being as purposeful with how you invest money as you are with spending it? Come learn about impact investing and socially responsible investments. This interactive workshop will…

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