June 21, 2021: The Entrepreneurship You Don't See - Bringing Visibility to New Majority Founders

Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship faculty for our second conference examining entrepreneurship at the intersection of women, refugees, immigrants, allyship, and anti-Black racism.

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Don't miss our upcoming workshops!

Join us on Thursday, June 17 for a Zoom Room featuring Riche Holmes Grant ’99. She will lead a discussion on video production tips for pitching your idea (great for B-Lab and Brown Venture Prize applications). And on June 24, join us for our next Mentoring in Focus event, So, You Want to Save the World? 

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Meet David Ronick '89 & the B-Lab 2021 Cohort

Join us for a virtual chat with David Ronick ’89, serial entrepreneur, mentor, and investor. Learn more about how and why he started ventures in sectors from personal investing to mental health. Following the interview, learn more about the latest startups coming out of B-Lab, our summer accelerator.

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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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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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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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Mentoring in Focus: So, You Want to Save the World?

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We frequently work with students, faculty, and alumni, who are eager to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. Often, those problems are outside of the United States. We often find ourselves seduced to solve what appears to us to be urgent and readily solvable problems and launch solutions without realizing the harm we…

Meet David Ronick ’89 & the B-Lab 2021 Cohort

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fireside Chat with Co-Founder of Stash and Minded, Venture Pitches, & Networking Join us for a virtual chat with David Ronick '89, serial entrepreneur, mentor, and investor. Learn more about how and why he started ventures in sectors from personal investing to mental health. Following the interview, learn more about the latest startups coming out…

2021 Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) Showcase

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

Save the date! More information to come!

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