OUR TEAM

Our founding team at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship is passionate about and experienced in educating and supporting entrepreneurs in the Brown ecosystem. Teaching entrepreneurship is not a spectator sport, so as startup folks ourselves, we try to practice what we preach: move quickly, collaborate freely, and think expansively.

Danny Warshay '87

Danny Warshay '87

Executive Director

Jonas Clark

Jonas Clark

Associate Director

Liz Malone

Liz Malone

Programs Manager

Jason Harry

Jason Harry

Director, Breakthrough Lab

Abi Rubin

Abi Rubin

Administrative Coordinator

MENTOR LEADERS

Deb Mills-Scofield '82

Deb Mills-Scofield '82

Mentoring Maven

Jessica Kim '00

Jessica Kim '00

Entrepreneur in Residence

Michelle Petersen '18

Michelle Petersen '18

Brown Venture Founder 2018-19

FACULTY & RESEARCH

Rafael La Porta

Rafael La Porta

Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney University Professor of Economics

Jennifer Nazareno

Jennifer Nazareno

Assistant Professor of Public Health & Entrepreneurship

Bobby Pakzad-Hurson

Bobby Pakzad-Hurson

Jonathan M. Nelson Assistant Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship

Linda Scott

Linda Scott

Visiting Scholar and Professor Emeritus, DP World Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

Visiting Associate Professor in Sociology

Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

Adjunct Lecturer in Engineering, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School

Larry Rand '64

Larry Rand '64

Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice

MEET YOUR PEIRs

Meet our fantastic group of Peer-Entrepreneurs-in-Residence: young, experienced entrepreneurs who are available to support their fellow founders. If you’d like to chat with them about your venture, kick around a nascent idea, or talk startup life in general – drop them a line!

Philip Alabi

Philip Alabi

Organic Chemistry, PhD '22

John Diorio

John Diorio

Computer Science, '20

Ally Donahue

Ally Donahue

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Organizations, '18.5

Roja Garimella

Roja Garimella

Public Health '17 / MD '21

Manny Gorotiza

Manny Gorotiza

Geology-Physics/Mathematics '19

Elie MacAdams

Elie MacAdams

Cognitive Neuroscience, '19

Samanee Mahbub

Samanee Mahbub

History, '19

Saron Mechale

Saron Mechale

Social Analysis and Research, '19

Ethan Shire

Ethan Shire

Political Science, '19

BROWN EP

Meet the leadership of Brown EP, the long-running and student-led entrepreneurship organization with a deep history of supporting Brown founders.

Sophie Starck

Sophie Starck

Grace Kotick

Grace Kotick