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May 2019

Yoga: Stretch into Our New Space

May 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Take some time to stretch and meditate with Dr. Bruce Becker. All levels welcome. Please bring a yoga mat with you. RSVP here.

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2019 Center for Entrepreneurship Commencement Reception

May 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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The Center for Entrepreneurship has leveraged the entrepreneurial ethos that has long been knitted into the fabric of Brown. Our goal? To inspire the next generation of Brown students to create solutions with impact. Join graduating seniors, their family members and guests, and alumni and friends of the center to celebrate and reconnect in our…

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June 2019

B-Lab Summer Sushi Networking Night

June 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and the Slater Technology Fund invite you to a special summer sushi networking event featuring the participants of the Nelson Center's venture accelerator, the Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab). Join us for a fun-and-fish-filled event with a mix of entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors. You’ll meet the 14 student ventures participating in this year’s program. Our founders come from all…

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September 2019

Entrepreneurship Open House

September 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Join us in our new building on Thayer Street to meet the staff, faculty, mentors, and student groups from the entrepreneurial ecosystem on College Hill. Learn about a wide variety of resources from venture support grants and programs, student organizations, start-up focused events, and entrepreneurship-focused courses.  All this and an ICE CREAM SUNDAE BAR! 🍨…

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What Does Big Data Say About Social Mobility?

September 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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A defining feature of the American Dream is upward income mobility — the ideal that children have equal opportunities to succeed in life, regardless of the circumstances of their birth. Join The Policy Lab and John Friedman, Professor of Economics, International Affairs, and Public Policy at Brown University and Founding Co-Director of Opportunity Insights at…

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Thorne Sparkman: Office Hours

September 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
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

Amy Wolf ’90: Office Hours

October 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Amy Wolf '90 is a partner at Lykos Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on consumer products and retail companies in the lower mid-market. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Hex Performance Detergent, Dancing Deer Baking Co. and Premama Wellness (founded by a Brown alum). Prior to investing in consumer…

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Roundtable Discussion with Bernadette Aulestia ’94 / ENGN 0090 Guest Speaker

October 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
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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Walmart eCommerce Office Hours

October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Know you're a fit? Apply here!

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

October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
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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Virtual Roundtable Discussion with Alla Bashenko BA-MA ’98

October 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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HOW I FORGED MY OWN ENTREPRENEURIAL PATHWAY, FROM THE SOVIET BLOC TO BROWN TO WALL STREET TO FIN TECH Entrepreneurial careers can take many forms and endure different life cycles. Meet Alla Bashenko BA-MA ’98, who left her home in the Soviet Ukraine with just $100 in her pocket having been awarded a full scholarship to Brown.…

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November 2019

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

November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
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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Roundtable Discussion with Tom First ’89 & Tom Scott ’89, co-founders of Nantucket Nectars

November 7, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Brown EP and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship are excited for an upcoming Roundtable Discussion with Tom First '89 and Tom Scott. 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 5 at 7:00 pm.…

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Addressing one of the Hardest Challenges in Healthcare: Self-Management of Complex Health

November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Founder Friday: Deciphering Disease and Improving Population Health How can we create better systems to support health care management for the chronically ill and underserved? How can technology improve healthcare outcomes and provide the independence that we all deserve when it comes to our health? These are the types of questions Dr. Piali De ScM…

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Dr. Piali De ScM ‘84, PhD ‘88, co-founder of Senscio Systems Office Hours

November 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Sign up for an appointment here! 2nd floor, Nelson Center conference room Piali De, PhD is a co-founder and CEO of Senscio Systems, a technology company whose vision is to be a leader in technology platforms that automatically make sense of varied and voluminous data to support informed decision-making. Piali De is the co-inventor of…

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Thorne Sparkman: Office Hours

November 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
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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Startup Forum – The spark for your next great idea!

November 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Game-changing conversation, centered around curated, can't miss, innovation inducing content.   Startup forum is a place to gather and watch world-class curated collection of videos (and podcasts) featuring some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the world. This is followed by immersive free-flowing group discussions, idea exchange, and insight from your peers, mentors, and thought…

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Roundtable Discussion: Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan ’99, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Collective Capital

November 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Discussion: For our next roundtable, join Brown EP and the Nelson Center for a discussion on with Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan '99, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Collective Capital. Come discuss her journey through venture capital and private equity, how she evaluates tech investments, and the impact Brown's open curriculum and her Harvard MBA had on her career.…

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Young Entrepreneurs of Providence – Pitch Night

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Young Entrepreneurs of Providence (YEP) is an eight-week long after-school innovation accelerator for local high school students. Throughout this accelerator, the cohort of students has been working in teams to ideate, prototype, and test their own entrepreneurial pursuits. Attend Pitch Night to hear pitch ideas from all five amazing teams. RSVP on Facebook. 

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December 2019

U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation Panel Discussion

December 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Join the U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation and the Rhode Island Israel Collaborative for a discussion on BIRD's funding opportunities (up to $1,000,000) for innovative products based on industrial R&D. Attendees will hear from Avi Nevel, CEO of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC), learn about BIRD's funding opportunities from Andrea Yonah, Director of Business Development, East…

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January 2020

Innovation Dojo Info Session #1

January 24, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Innovation Dojo is a semester-long initiative run by the student-led Brown Entrepreneurship Program (EP), designed to challenge first-year and second-year students at Brown and RISD to think differently about innovation and entrepreneurship.  You do not need an idea to apply! Dojo leaders encourage everyone who applies to come with a passion for learning and innovating.…

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Brown EP Info Session

January 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912

Come meet the co-presidents and team leads of EP, and learn more about EP's initiatives! Apply to be a part of a the EP team, here: bit.ly/2QAatnd

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Innovation Dojo Info Session #2

January 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912

Innovation Dojo is a semester-long initiative run by the student-led Brown Entrepreneurship Program (EP), designed to challenge first-year and second-year students at Brown and RISD to think differently about innovation and entrepreneurship.  You do not need an idea to apply! Dojo leaders encourage everyone who applies to come with a passion for learning and innovating.…

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EIR Office Hours with Arnell Milhouse

January 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Arnell is a Providence local and graduate of Johnson and Wales University, where he discovered a passion for computer science. In 2015, he brought together his love of education and innovation by founding IntraCity Geeks, a K-12 STEM education non-profit organization. He is also CEO and co-founder of CareerDevs Computer Science University, which teaches adolescents…

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Founder Friday with Sadie Kurzban ‘12, founder & CEO of 305 Fitness

January 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Join us for an afternoon with the founder of 305 Fitness, Sadie Kurzban '12. While at Brown, working on her economics degree, Sadie took Danny Warshay's ENGN 1010, The Entrepreneurial Process, where she took her passion for dance and fitness and turned it into a business plan. She started 305 Fitness a few months after…

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February 2020

EIR Office Hours with Arnell Milhouse

February 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Arnell is a Providence local and graduate of Johnson and Wales University, where he discovered a passion for computer science. In 2015, he brought together his love of education and innovation by founding IntraCity Geeks, a K-12 STEM education non-profit organization. He is also CEO and co-founder of CareerDevs Computer Science University, which teaches adolescents…

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Roundtable Discussion with Charlie Kroll ’01

February 7, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Join Brown EP and the Nelson Center for a Roundtable Discussion with Charlie Kroll '01, Co-Founder and President/COO of Ellevest. Come discuss Charlie's entrepreneurial career, his experiences helping build one of CNBC’s top 50 "Disruptor" companies (Ellevest), and the fintech industry. In order to ensure a personalized experience for all the participants, the roundtable is…

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Roundtable Discussion with Terri Cohen Alpert ‘85

February 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Join Brown EP and the Nelson Center for a Roundtable Discussion with Terri Cohen Alpert '85, Founder of Uno Alla Volta. Come discuss how a maternity leave "project" was the spark for Terri to create a brand with over a $20 million top line. Terri will discuss how a company's culture, brand, and economic model…

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Deb Mills-Scofield’s Blue Lobster Meet-up

February 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Join Deb Mills-Scofield ‘82, Mentoring Maven with the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship for her first-ever advisee meet-up. You might know her well for her love of blue lobsters, a unique, one-of-a-kind sea creature. The dozens of students she mentors she sees as unique individuals and hopes you can all come together to network as well…

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Changes in U.S. Immigration Policy and Practice (Lecture & Q&A)

February 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Changes in U.S. Immigration Policy and Practice Lecture and Q & A with Peter Roberts '83 Peter Roberts ’83, is Founder and Principal of the immigration law firm Roberts Immigration Law Group. His clients include multinationals, entrepreneurs, founders, investors, start-ups, and start-up accelerators in all fields, including Y Combinator and YC founders. Peter will discuss…

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Women in Entrepreneurship: Discussion on teaching and researching women protagonists

February 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, PhD Author of Transnational Migration and the New Subjects of Work: Transmigration, Hybrids and Cosmopolitans. She also has two forthcoming books titled, “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A Critical Gender Perspective (2020) and “A Transnational Approach to Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.” Linda Scott, PhD Author of “The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women” coming out…

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March 2020

VIRTUAL Roundtable Discussion with Luke Sherwin ’12, Co-Founder of Casper and Block

March 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Join Brown EP and the Nelson Center for a Roundtable Discussion with Luke Sherwin '12, Co-Founder of Casper and Block. Come learn about Luke's experience working with fellow Brown alumni to create a D2C solution to reinvent the mattress industry. The conversation will also discuss Luke's current startup, Block, and how he wants to make…

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April 2020

Virtual Office Hours with Matthew Kittay ’03

April 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nelson Center, 1 Euclid Avenue
Providence, RI 02912
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Matthew Kittay is an Attorney and VC Practice Leader at Fox Rothschild. He handles a wide array of corporate matters, with a particular focus on: Private company mergers and acquisitions Venture capital and private equity financings for technology, life sciences and cannabis companies Outside General Counsel for emerging and growth-stage companies Matthew is an active…

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