Philip Alabi PhD ’22, PEIR and founder of Efiwe continues its book drive efforts

Philip Alabi PhD ’22, PEIR and founder of Efiwe continues its book drive efforts

Have you met Philip Alabi PhD ’22, one of the Nelson Center’s Peer Entrepreneurs in Residence? When he is not working on his PhD in organic chemistry, Philip runs a 501c3 non-profit organization, Efiwe, committed to collecting (book donations) and distributing college/University books to post-secondary institutions’ libraries in Africa.

Philip Alabi, a native of Nigeria, is the founder and Volunteer in Chief of Efiwe. Efiwe is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is dedicated to the collection of college textbooks throughout the United States and the distribution of those textbooks to post-secondary institutions in Africa.

Philip is making a call to action to help stock more African Libraries with textbooks. Efiwe-Brown is requesting book donations from the Brown community. A donation of $1 per book effectively sends the donated book(s) to Africa. Please feel free to donate your books regardless of cash donations. 

Please send an email to efiwebrown@gmail.com to donate books or text +1-618-746-9666.
For more information about Efiwe, visit www.efiwe.org. Follow Efiwe on facebook, twitter, and instagram.

Thinking of starting a non-profit? What to learn more about Philip and his journey? Sign up for Philip’s office hours here on Friday’s 1:00 – 3:00 PM.

Join TEDxProvidence

Join TEDxProvidence

Join TEDxProvidence on Saturday, October 13th at The Vets for “The Time is Now.” It will be a day of talks from across industries and sectors, performances, and community connection. Students can get 50% off tickets using the code “Student18.” Click here to view the full speaker lineup and purchase tickets. Many speakers touch upon both public service and entrepreneurship. Kira Manser is an alumna and Dr. Neha Raukar is an Adjunct Professor in Emergency Medicine!

Apply to the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab

Apply to the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab

The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to launch the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab, led by Dr. Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, a visiting associate professor in Sociology. Dr. Ozkazanc-Pan and a team of graduate and undergraduate students will conduct a research study on the venture capital (VC) industry, funded by the Kauffman Foundation. This study aims to understand how bias and decision-making affect VC-backed investments. Students with an interest in understanding equality and inclusion as it relates to the VC industry are encouraged to apply. You will work directly with Dr. Banu Ozkazanc-Pan and graduate students who will help direct the VC Inclusion Lab.

Apply ASAP or by Sunday, September 16, 2018. Click on the links below to learn more and apply.

Undergraduate Research Assistant (10 openings)
Graduate Student Research Lead (2 openings)