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CANCELED: Brown Venture Prize Pitch Night

March 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship hosts our annual Brown Venture Prize – a night of pitching, prizes, and startup fun. This year’s pitch night is canceled due to the rapidly evolving impact of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). These 8 ventures have been chosen to pitch by the committee of Brown alumni founders, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders you see below.

Winners will receive prize money ($25k for 1st place; $15k for 2nd place; and $10k for 3rd place), expert mentorship, and an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to New York City. Watch our promo video to learn more!

The 2020 Brown Venture Prize is supported by Richard D. Katzman ’78 and Jane Dray Katzman ’81.

Winners will be announced the week of March 16. Stay tuned!


What is the Brown Venture Prize?

The $50k Brown Venture Prize is designed to empower the most advanced entrepreneurial ventures by Brown students. It supports teams who have identified a significant opportunity, and whose ventures have the potential to create “impact at scale.” The prize is agnostic with respect to what sectors or industries ventures are working in, or even whether they are commercial, social, or have blended approaches. The essential thing is that teams have identified an opportunity or challenge and are thinking big about how to solve it. The Brown Venture Prize is intended to help them accelerate and scale those solutions. Winners will receive prize money, critical mentorship, and access to leaders in the Brown entrepreneurial community and beyond. To learn more, visit the Brown Venture Prize page.


March 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm