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

Assistant Director for Programs

Jason Harry

Jason Harry

Director, Breakthrough Lab

Abi Durmaz

Abi Durmaz

Administrative Coordinator

Dana Kurniawan '22

Dana Kurniawan '22

Design Intern

Samantha Noonan '20

Samantha Noonan '20

Event and Media Content Intern

Vicky Phan '21

Vicky Phan '21

B-Lab and Social Media Intern

Amber York '21

Amber York '21

Event Support Intern

MENTOR LEADERSHIP

Alan Harlam

Alan Harlam

Mentor Leader

Arnell Milhouse

Arnell Milhouse

Entrepreneur in Residence

Deb Mills-Scofield '82

Deb Mills-Scofield '82

Mentor Maven

Laura Thompson '09

Laura Thompson '09

Entrepreneur in Residence

FACULTY & RESEARCH

Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

Adjunct Lecturer in Engineering, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School

Emily Ferrier

Emily Ferrier

Entrepreneurship Librarian

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

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

Professor of Practice, School of Engineering, & Director of the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab

Bobby Pakzad-Hurson

Bobby Pakzad-Hurson

Jonathan M. Nelson Assistant Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship

Larry Rand '64

Larry Rand '64

Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice

Linda Scott

Linda Scott

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

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

Roja Garimella

Roja Garimella

Public Health '17 / MD '21

Manny Gorotiza

Manny Gorotiza

Geology-Physics/Mathematics '19

Rhaime Kim

Rhaime Kim

Computer Science '20

Natalie Feinstein

Natalie Feinstein

Chemistry '20

BROWN EP

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

Liv Simmons

Liv Simmons

EP co-president

Samantha Noonan

Samantha Noonan

EP co-president