THIS MONTH: ListenFirst Media, Aspect Ventures, and the Former CFO of Facebook

April is jam-packed with events: Founder Friday with ListenFirst Media, Funding the Future with Aspect Ventures & Waterman Ventures, as well as the former CFO of Facebook. Register today!


Celebrate the Brown Venture Founders with the Slater Fund and Venture Cafe

The Brown Venture Founder award is designed to support alumni entrepreneurs and help them start their ventures in Rhode Island. Celebrate with us on 4/25 and meet the top two winners: Gradly and Uproot.


Announcing the 2019 Brown Venture Prize Winners!

The Brown Venture Prize is designed to empower the most advanced entrepreneurial ventures by Brown students. Meet the top three winners: Formally, 1st Prize – $25,000 winner; goTeff, 2nd Prize – $15,000 winner and EmboNet, 3rd Prize – $10,000 winner.


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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Lessons Learned from (Mostly) Lifelong Entrepreneurs

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a discussion with Brown alumni from the class of ‘87, Mike Baker, Steve Glenn, Bart Wolman -- who span a variety of industries from sustainability, technology, to big data. In between their careers they found entrepreneurship as a pathway towards disruption and solving problems in their respective sectors. These mostly lifelong entrepreneurs…

Bessemer Venture Partners Summer & Full-Time Analyst Info Session

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Multiple team members from all levels at Bessemer Venture Partners will share a presentation on the role, the firm, and the startup ecosystem and will then will open it up to Q&A. Remember, there's no "typical" background for a VC at BVP. We have startup founders, debate champions, varsity rowers, film screenwriters, triathlon athletes, singers,…

Sushi Networking Event — Celebrating Entrepreneurship in Rhode Island

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in Rhode Island! Innovation, inspiration, interconnectivity, investment—all are accelerating here, driven by a growing community committed to supporting the development of promising new ventures. Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, Slater Technology Fund, and Venture Café Providence for a special sushi networking event to celebrate…

Barrett Hazeltine Entrepreneurial Mentorship Award Ceremony & Reception

April 29 @ 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 Entrepreneurial Mentoring Award. On April 29 we honor two mentors who embody Professor Hazeltine’s mentorship,…

San Francisco Synapse

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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San Francisco Synapse

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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San Francisco Synapse

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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San Francisco Synapse

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Commencement Forum ─ The Future of Media and Political Engagement

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

For the past decade, media and news companies have experienced rapid disruption and digital evolution. In today's economic and political climate, the future of the media is at a pivotal point in history. Join the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship for a panel featuring Brown alumni who are…

2019 Center for Entrepreneurship Commencement Reception

May 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Center for Entrepreneurship has leveraged the entrepreneurial ethos that has long been knitted into the fabric of Brown. Our goal? To inspire the next generation of Brown students to create solutions with impact. Join graduating seniors, their family members and guests, and alumni and friends of the center to celebrate and reconnect in our…

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