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Brown Venture Prize Pitch Night: Empowering the Next Big Idea

March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and our esteemed judges for a night of pitching, prizes, and startup fun. Meet entrepreneurial all-stars hand-picked to pitch to the community by a selection committee of Brown alumni founders, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.

Winners are competing for up to $50k in prize money and an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to New York City,
hosted by the co-founders of Casper.

Jessica Kim ’00, Venture Partner at Praxis/founder
Steph Korey ’09, co-founder of Away
Scott Norton ’08, co-founder of Sir Kensington’s
Luke Sherwin ’12, co-founder of Casper
Neil Parikh ’11, co-founder of Casper
Brad Weinberg, MD ’03, ’11, co-founder Blueprint Health

Heidi Messer ’92, co-founder of Collective[i], not pictured above, was also a part of the Brown Venture Prize selection committee. 

Evening Schedule

6:30 PM         Doors open
7:00 PM         Opening remarks, Danny Warshay ’87 P ’20, Executive Director of the Nelson Center
7:10 PM         Pitching begins
8:20 PM         Winners announced
8:30 PM         Closing remarks/Reception to follow (drinks and light refreshments served)

What is the Brown Venture Prize?
The Brown Venture Prize is a competition 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 Brown Venture Prize is intended to student venture’s accelerate and scale those solutions. Winners will receive prize money, critical mentorship, and access to leaders in the Brown entrepreneurial community and beyond. Students apply through ufunds.brown.edu by February 15 and judges deliberate mid-February to select who moves on to pitch on March 15. To learn more, visit the Brown Venture Prize page.

This is a ticketed event. Please be sure to register and print out your ticket or download the Eventbrite app. 


March 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


MacMillan Auditorium 117
167 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912 United States
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