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

Deborah Mills-Scofield '82

Deborah Mills-Scofield '82

Mentoring Maven

FACULTY & RESEARCH

Rafael La Porta

Rafael La Porta

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

Jennifer Nazareno

Jennifer Nazareno

Presidential Diversity Post Doctoral Fellow

Bobby Pakzad-Hurson

Bobby Pakzad-Hurson

Jonathan M. Nelson Assistant Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship

Linda Scott

Linda Scott

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

Banu Ozkazanc Pan

Banu Ozkazanc Pan

Visiting Associate Professor of Engineering

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!

Brandon Kim

Brandon Kim

Masters of Industrial Design, RISD ’18

Ingrid Zippe

Ingrid Zippe

Visual Art + Computer Science '17.5

Michael Snower

Michael Snower

Business & Computer Science '18

Michelle Peterson

Michelle Peterson

Public Policy & Public Health, ’18

Haley Hoffman Smith

Haley Hoffman Smith

Gender & Sexuality Studies, '18

Roja Garimella

Roja Garimella

Public Health '17 / MD '21

Elie MacAdams

Elie MacAdams

Cognitive Neuroscience, '19

Ally Donahue

Ally Donahue

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Organizations, '18.5

Tanner Laguatan

Tanner Laguatan

Comparative Literature, '18

Valentin Perez

Valentin Perez

Computer Science & Applied Math '18

Lindsey Repp

Lindsey Repp

Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations '18

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