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September 2019

Thorne Sparkman: Office Hours

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nelson Center, 249 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
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As managing director of the Slater Technology Fund, Thorne focuses on the earliest stage of company creation, often working with university-based teams commercializing research. He serves as board member for Voltserver, Datarista, Advanced Image Enhancement, and Tizra Software, and as a board observer at Squadlocker, Drive Time Metrics, eNow, Aquanis, Location, Inc., and RxVantage. He…

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October 2019

Roundtable Discussion with Bernadette Aulestia ’94

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nelson Center, 249 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
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Join the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and the Brown EP club for a roundtable discussion with former HBO executive Bernadette Aulestia '94. Learn more about her personal story and interdisciplinary career, as well as come and ask questions about the infamous streaming wars. Aulestia also mentors start-ups on the relationship between culture and business results alongside…

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Elspeth Boynton ’11, CEO and Co-Founder of diiVe – Office Hours

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nelson Center, 249 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
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Since completing her undergraduate degree at Brown University and a Masters at the University of Cape Town, Elspeth has coordinated global student internships, driven sustainable solution initiatives for numerous NGOs (both in the USA and South Africa) and led community impact programs. She is passionate about transnational learning and cross-cultural experiences. Recently, she has been…

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November 2019

How to Create Solutions that Matter (Defining your Value Proposition)

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nelson Center, 249 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
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Need help with your startup? Or discovering how to find customers? Join Deb Millscofield ‘82, who will lead a workshop that will show you how to find out if your idea has any value to your targeted customers (or just to you). Learn how to recognize a problem and how to create a solution that…

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Thorne Sparkman: Office Hours

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nelson Center, 249 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
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As managing director of the Slater Technology Fund, Thorne focuses on the earliest stage of company creation, often working with university-based teams commercializing research. He serves as board member for Voltserver, Datarista, Advanced Image Enhancement, and Tizra Software, and as a board observer at Squadlocker, Drive Time Metrics, eNow, Aquanis, Location, Inc., and RxVantage. He was…

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December 2019

How Nancy Lublin ‘93 Launches Tech Startups that Improve and Save Lives through Text Messages, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Nelson Center, 249 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
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Founder Friday: Using Science and Technology to Improve Lives Nancy Lublin ‘93 is a serial tech entrepreneur who is revolutionizing the way we solve social problems through technology, AI, and data science. As the co-founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line, the world’s first 24/7, free, text message-based support service for people facing a range…

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