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Brown Venture Prize Pitch Competition

March 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship to watch Brown and RISD’s most advanced ventures pitch their ideas for a chance to win $50k in prizes!

The Brown Venture Prize supports teams who have identified a significant opportunity and whose ventures have the potential to create “impact at scale.” Winners will receive prize money ($25k for 1st place; $15k for 2nd place; and $10k for 3rd place), expert mentorship, and introductions to leaders in the Brown entrepreneurial community and beyond. Watch our promo video to learn more. Register here to attend.

You won’t want to miss this exciting night of pitching, prizes, and startup fun!

We are proud to announce our top 8 Brown Venture Prize finalists:

Bolden Therapeutics, Castyr, Cress Health, DownBallot Solutions,
EmpowerU, MediCircle, Omena, and Workista!


Our judges have founded and led companies across many sectors and scaled their ventures to valuations in the billions affecting millions of people worldwide. The companies they have built include SoulCycle, TrueFit, Imperfect Foods, and Casper. They are creators, innovators, and investors from HBO and The Riche Life to the New York Angels and Bain Capital. The Brown Venture Prize is made possible by our generous alumni.

Special thanks to our 2020 and 2021 Brown Venture Prize sponsors,
Richard Katzman ’78, P’14 and Jane Dray Katzman ’81, P’14.


March 25, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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