Breakthrough Lab & Brown Venture Prize Info Session

Working on a venture? Join us Mondauy, Dec 9, 12-1pm in the Liz Lange Lecture Hall to learn more about our summer Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) program and the Brown Venture Prize award. Meet staff and former participants over Kabob & Curry!


Study Break @ the Nelson Center

We’ll be serving up PVDonut holes, hot chocolate, and coffee to jumpstart reading period! Grab a conference room, niche or workspace on the 4th floor of the Nelson Center to study and work on final projects.

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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.


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.



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.



“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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Deadline to sign up for a B-Lab or BVP Application Mentor

December 8

Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is Brown University’s premier 8-week summer accelerator program for Brown and RISD students developing high-impact ventures. Our goals are two-fold: to educate world-class entrepreneurs, and to foster the development of new ventures that are creating high-impact and scalable solutions to serious problems. Learn more about the program and its impact on students in this short…

Study Break: Get warm & cozy at the Nelson Center!

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Grab a conference room, niche or workspace on the 4th floor of the Nelson Center to study and work on final projects. We’ll be serving up PVDonut holes, hot chocolate, and coffee to get you through the week! Interested in learning more about Nelson Center programs, Breakthrough Lab and Brown Venture Prize? Join us at…

Breakthrough Lab and Brown Venture Prize Info Session

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brown University’s Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. We are agnostic to what type of venture we except into B-Lab and work with ventures from all backgrounds, from e-commerce to social impact. Each participating venture receives access to custom mentoring, a peer cohort of…

ENGN 0110 Lean LaunchPad: Winter Session 2020

January 6, 2020 - January 17, 2020

Working on an idea? Get started with Lean Launchpad (LLP). Thousands of businesses have used the LLP method, now taught at Stanford and other business schools, to startup quickly, efficiently, and with a business concept and system that will deliver for you and for your clients. Dan Manian and Rick Fleeter, two successful entrepreneurs, have…

Office Hours: Peter Eliopoulos ’88

February 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Peter J. Eliopoulos served as a Senior Vice President and Advisor at M&T Bank Corporation after more than 12 years, leading all marketing efforts for both M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust as Chief Marketing Officer. During that time, he led the organization on a 5-year data transformation journey and built the Office of the Customer…

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