OUR TEAM

Our founding team at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship is passionate about and experienced in educating and supporting entrepreneurs in the Brown ecosystem. Teaching entrepreneurship is not a spectator sport, so as startup folks ourselves, we try to practice what we preach: move quickly, collaborate freely, and think expansively.

Danny Warshay '87

Danny Warshay '87

Executive Director

Sheila Haggerty

Sheila Haggerty

Assistant Director

Tori Gilbert

Tori Gilbert

Student Program Manager

Katie Calabro

Katie Calabro

Program Coordinator

Alexis Alston '17

Alexis Alston '17

2024 B-Lab Director

Sunny Satpathy '24

Sunny Satpathy '24

Communications Fellow

Estela Morais Westphalen '24

Estela Morais Westphalen '24

Program & Events Assistant

MENTOR LEADERSHIP

Meet our fantastic group of Mentor Leaders: experienced entrepreneurs who are available to support student and alumni founders, as well as help folks navigate their entrepreneurial careers. If you’d like to chat with them about your venture, kick around a nascent idea, or talk startup life in general – drop them a line or SIGN UP FOR THEIR OFFICE CHATS HERE!

David Ronick '89

David Ronick '89

Entrepreneur in Residence

Yuri Tomikawa '12

Yuri Tomikawa '12

Entrepreneur in Residence

Meet our fantastic group of Peer-Entrepreneurs-in-Residence: young, experienced entrepreneurs who are available to support their fellow founders. If you’d like to chat with them about your venture, kick around a nascent idea, or talk startup life in general – drop them a line.

Renee Andam

Renee Andam

Economics and Entrepreneurship '24

Rahul Dey '20

Rahul Dey '20

PRIME '24

Vini Amit Rupchandani

Vini Amit Rupchandani

Psychology and Physics, '24

Aayush Setty

Aayush Setty

Computer Science and Applied Math, '24

Kia Uusitalo

Kia Uusitalo

Modern Culture and Media, '23

FACULTY & RESEARCH

Hamzah Ansari

Hamzah Ansari

Lecturer, School of Engineering

Howard Anderson

Howard Anderson

Adjunct Lecturer in Engineering, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School

Thano Chaltas '87

Thano Chaltas '87

Professor of the Practice, School of Engineering

Emily Ferrier

Emily Ferrier

Entrepreneurship Librarian

Jason Harry

Jason Harry

Hugh W. Pearson '58 Professor of the Practice of Technology and Entrepreneurship

Jessica Kim '00

Jessica Kim '00

Adjunct Lecturer

Abbie Kohler '20

Abbie Kohler '20

Adjunct Lecturer

Rafael La Porta

Rafael La Porta

Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney University Professor of Economics & Nelson Center Faculty Director

Larisa Leventon

Larisa Leventon

Professor of the Practice, School of Engineering, Academic Director, Masters in Technology Leadership, School of Professional Studies

Rich Morales

Rich Morales

Professor of the Practice, School of Engineering

Alice Nichols

Alice Nichols

Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

Barrett Hazeltine Associate Professor of Practice, School of Engineering, & Director of the Venture Capital Inclusion Lab

Bobby Pakzad-Hurson

Bobby Pakzad-Hurson

Jonathan M. Nelson Assistant Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship

Larry Rand '64

Larry Rand '64

Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice

Linda Scott

Linda Scott

Visiting Scholar and Professor Emeritus, DP World Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford

Fran Slutsky

Fran Slutsky

Adjunct Lecturer in Engineering

BROWN EP

Meet the leadership of Brown EP, the long-running and student-led entrepreneurship organization with a deep history of supporting Brown founders.

Sohum Sanu '25

Sohum Sanu '25

EP Co-President - Computer Science & Psychology

Julia Stepanenko '26

Julia Stepanenko '26

EP Co-President - Computer Science & Economics