1 EUCLID AVENUE: OUR NEW HOME 

You may have heard that the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship now has a dedicated home on the corner of Thayer Street and Euclid Avenue, right on the main commercial artery of College Hill. 

This home, located right across the street from the Brown bookstore, we hope will be an integral part of the Brown ecosystem. The built-from-scratch, 10,000-square-foot four-story building will provide space for new student ventures, events, entrepreneurs-in-residence, visiting faculty and student organizations, like Brown EP.

As we explained in Brown’s official announcement, “This will encourage the kind of accidental collisions between experts and disciplines that are central to entrepreneurship and to the missions of both the center and Brown.”

We would like to thank all the people involved in this process, especially Jonathan M. Nelson ‘77, whose $25 million transformational gift has catalyzed the center’s launch, the brilliant architects at 3SIXØ whose eye for design has made this space ideal for collaboration and community, and all of our friends whose generosity has made our new building possible: Charles M. ’82 and Jan P. Davis ’83, Liz Lange ’88 and David E. Shapiro, Christian J. Anthony ’96 and M. Hilton Locke, Greg ’83 and Anne Thorson, Victoria S. ’91 and Henry J. Rotenstreich, Steven B. ’87 and Sarah C. Kaufman ’87, Kenneth S. Orkin ’84 and Sondra Baker.

Welcome! We hope to see you soon.

Danny, Jonas, Liz, Sheila, and Tori

FALL 2021 ANNOUNCEMENT 

Friends,

Consistent with the University’s broader effort to normalize operations on College Hill, we are incredibly excited to re-open our building on Thayer Street once again. We will be doing so beginning September 8th, at which point all Brown ID holders will be able to access the building during our normal hours. Obviously the fluid nature of the COVID situation requires vigilance and we encourage all members of the community to stay up to date on changing University protocols which you can do so via the Healthy Brown web page here: https://healthy.brown.edu/

For more information about COVID measures specific to our building, please visit the following page, which will be updated regularly as circumstances require: https://entrepreneurship.brown.edu/nce-covid-protocol/

We look forward to seeing you back on campus so that we can continue to teach and learn together in a safe environment. See you soon!

– The Nelson Center Team

Work Spaces

We have nine niche spaces available for anyone to use, first-come, first-served. These spaces provide a quiet space for work and brief phone calls. On the 2nd and 4th floor, you will find open workspace available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis. Continue reading to learn more about the Nelson Center building.

2nd Floor

The second floor at the Nelson Center serves as prime programming and gather space. When you enter you will find a kitchenette, a conference room, three niche spaces, an office, and the Liz Lange Lecture Hall.

LIZ LANGE LECTURE HALL

Complete this reservation form detailing your reservation request. After the Nelson Center staff has a chance to review your request and space availability, you will hear back from us. Please entrepreneurship@brown.edu with any questions. You can review the calendar availability here.

THE ROTENSTREICH CONFERENCE ROOM

The Victoria Shonfield Rotenstreich ’91, P’20, P’22 Conference Room on the second floor (Room 205) is equipped with a projector, screen, and conference call capabilities. You may also write on the glass with dry erase markers.

You can reserve the room a couple of different ways.

•  You can reserve on google calendar by searching in “rooms” for “Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship Room 406”

•  You can reserve directly on the touch panel outside the room

•  Or email Tori Gilbert (tori_gilbert@brown.edu) to check availability at a later date and reserve the room

3rd Floor

DEDICATED VENTURE SPACE

We offer dedicated venture space on the 3rd floor on a semesterly basis. Teams who wish to apply for venture space must do so in advance of the semester in which they need it. Spring 2020 applications are closed. If you have questions, email entrepreneurship@brown.edu.

4th Floor

OPEN WORKSPACES

Anyone is welcome to work in this space. Please be respectful of the noise level and use a niche space if you speaking on the phone or having a brief meeting.

CONFERENCE ROOM 406

This conference room is equipped with a projector, screen, and conference call capabilities. You may also write on the glass with dry erase markers.

You can reserve the room a couple of different ways.

•  You can reserve on google calendar by searching in “rooms” for “Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship Room 406”

•  You can reserve directly on the touch panel outside the room

•  Or email entrepreneurship@brown.edu to check availability at a later date and reserve the room

Other Areas

NICHES & BOOTHS

These booths and niches are intended for brief 30 minute – hour phone calls and meetings. Please be respectful and do not exceed the time limit.

LOCKERS

Looking to use a locker for the semester? Visit Tori Gilbert in room 206 or email her at (tori_gilbert@brown.edu) to reserve one.