As a student at Brown, Abhishek Pruisken (Rip) ’10 missed the traditional stroopwafel he enjoyed back at home in Amsterdam. And after a study trip to Italy, he had an entrepreneurial epiphany … it was time to bring his favorite snack to the masses. First, he started creating the decadent yet health-conscious snack in his dorm room. Then, he sold them on the main green. Fast forward to today, and you can find Rip Van Wafels in over 12,000 Starbucks locations and leading tech companies across the country.
Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and Abhishek Pruisken (Rip) as he shares his entrepreneurial journey, from dorm room to food startup.