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Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution, A Roundtable Lunch with Deb Mills-Scofield ’82, Mentoring Maven

November 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to host a roundtable discussion with Deb Mills-Scofield ’82. Deb helps mid to large-sized companies make strategic planning a verb. She also is a partner in an early stage Venture Capital firm. Deb has written for Harvard Business Review and other venues, including her own blog, and has contributed to several books. Deb graduated from Brown University in 3 years and helped start the Cognitive Science concentration. After graduation, she went to AT&T Bell Labs where her patent was one of the highest-revenue-generating patents for AT&T and Lucent. She is on the Advisory Council of Brown University’s Engineering School and RISD’s DESINE-Lab and lectures at Brown. Deb also mentors student entrepreneurs of all types, advises in the Brown Design Workshop, and supports those involved in STEAM. She measures her success by her clients’ success and their impact. She can be reached at @dscofield on twitter or dms@mills-scofield.com.

Deb will sit down with students to have a candid and informal discussion centered around how most startups fail because they’ve created a solution that either doesn’t meet the market need or doesn’t exist. She’ll focus on why it’s important to fall in love with the problem you’re addressing into the solution. You learn more that way – more that actually matters to your customers.

Please RSVP here. The roundtable is limited to 10 current students.


November 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Student Lounge – Hillel
80 Brown Street
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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