6 Startups / 15 Students / 2 Days


Synapse is a cohort program through Brown EP and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship that brings innovators together in the fall and culminates in a paid trip to New York City, January 15-18, 2020 (travel, lodging, food included) with 15 other Brown and RISD students to visit the greatest startup ecosystem on the East Coast. Engage one-on-one with leading innovators, inventors, and investors and tour headquarters. Meet Brown and RISD alums and explore the NYC startup scene!


We are looking for thoughtful answers and genuine interest in startups. This is not a “free trip” to New York City. You will be engaging with every firm and each other. We are looking for respectful and excited individuals to join us. First year students are welcome! And don’t be afraid to apply, your chances of attending are 0% if you don’t apply.

You must be on time, starting with these deadlines.

October 28 – Applications due
October 30- Nov 1 – Interviews
November 8 – Program Orientation
November 10 – Submit your travel plans
November 22 – Synapse Social #1
December 6 – Synapse Social #2


Don’t miss this opportunity!