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Roundtable Discussion with Rufus Griscom ’91

November 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brown EP and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship are proud to host a roundtable discussion with Rufus Griscom ’91. Rufus will sit down with 10 selected students who will have a candid and informal discussion.

Rufus has built four companies in the last 20 years — first Nerve.com, in 1997, an early youth culture website, acquired by IAC; second Spring Street Networks, an online dating technology company acquired by Various, Inc. in 2005; and third Babble.com, a platform for top mom bloggers, acquired by Disney in 2011. Rufus is currently CEO and co-founder of The Next Big Idea Club, developed in a partnership with Malcom Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink and Adam Grant. NBIC (www.nextbigideaclub.com) is backed by Comcast, Bertelsmann, Bloomberg, the New York Times, and Bertelsmann, among other investors.

Rufus was named one of the 50 most powerful men under 38 by Details, and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People. In his spare time Rufus gives unsolicited advice to his younger self, builds wood furniture (sort of … he consistently make sawdust), and violates parenting taboos on the TED stage.

You can ask Rufus how to develop great startup ideas, raise money, build an awesome team, and have a blast building world-changing (or at least village-changing) companies.
In order to ensure a personalized experience for all the participants, the roundtable is limited to 10 students. Those interested in participating should complete this form by Monday, November 12 at 11:59pm. Please submit only if you can commit to attending the event. Priority will be given to those who demonstrate in the form how this event will be beneficial to them. Please understand that completing this form does not guarantee you a spot.

Selected participants will be notified on Tuesday, November 13 by 9 PM.


November 15, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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