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Student-run entrepreneurial initiative on campus. Runs a Student Startup of the Month competition - apply here (https://brownep.typeform.com/to/ka75vI).
Workshop series that introduces underclassmen to entrepreneurship resources.
The Brown Data Science undergraduate club creates and supports opportunities related to Data Science for the undergraduate community. Hosts workshops and the annual Datathon.
Student-run pre-business professional group on campus.
Developing a Brown-based educational fintech community.
Dedicated to the advancement of robotics as a means to benefit human society economically and socially.
STEAM is a student-led effort to ignite communications between disparate fields in academia, business, and thought.
Non-profit organization aimed at supporting and empowering female engineers while making the field of engineering more desirable to women.
If you're interested in design education, D@B is a student group aimed at connecting both students and faculty to the design resources and opportunities that exist at Brown through office hours, workshops, and events.
Provides female undergraduate computer science students with social, mentoring, and outreach programs.
RISD entrepreneurship club that runs the UpStart accelerator supporting students through funding, programming, and mentorship
Providence-based accelerator (http://www.betaspring.com/) that invests in B2B and B2C companies that are moving fast up a revenue-fueled growth curve. Companies receive $100K-250K in non-dilutive cash, a science-driven process to accelerate growth, and the human resources to get it done.
Brown's 8-week accelerator program for high-impact ventures. Students receive a stipend, entrepreneurial programming and workspace from June - July.
Up to $100,000 in cash prizes. Four months of free office space in the heart of the Innovation and Design district at the CIC Providence.
Modeled off the MIT Venture Mentoring Service program - mentors work with RI entrepreneurs at any stage.
Supporting innovation in the community through public programs and spaces. Holds weekly venture cafe events on Thursdays.
Brown's largest hackathon - takes place in late January each year (register by mid-January) and open to all experience levels (undergraduates and graduate students).
Hackathon focused on health and medical technology, takes place in mid-September.
Brown's hackathon focused on data science and ML solutions. There's a learner track for a workshop based experience as well as a competitor track to hack and compete for top prizes.
Locally sponsored RI business plan competition for early stage companies.
Nexus for entrepreneurial education - provides a working space and home for entrepreneurial resources on campus.
Nelson Center's series of talks featuring prominent Brown alumni founders.
Entrepreneurship discussion forum.
Conference featuring leading women in entrepreneurship and tech roles.
Paid visit to NYC, SF, or LA to visit startups and alumni founders for 20 Brown or RISD student designers/engineers.
Founders providing mentorship to students working on a new venture.
Alumni providing mentorship to students working on a new venture.
2-year program (open to first and second year undergraduates) that provides 15-20 students with up to $4,000 to grow a social venture over the summer, supported by a year of skills training, coursework, and a community of social entrepreneurs on campus offering mentorship.
Hazeltine Grants are designed to encourage more engineering students to design and build technology related projects and to support students already doing such projects. Successful applicants will receive between $1000 and $1500 to help them pay for project expenses.
Master's program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.
Must apply with a team.
University-focused venture fund investing up to $2M in emerging startups launching from the university scene around the US.
General Catalyst's pre-seed investing branch - student team building a large network of student founders.
First Round Capital's pre-seed investing branch - providing up to $20k to student startups.
(up to $250) - Explore grants are designed to fund a team's early discovery work -- so that they can better find and validate an unmet need. Meet with Nelson Center to help strategize. Ventures at any stage are welcome.
(up to $2500) - To help teams that are ready to start developing, building an MVP and testing.
If you have a strong idea, Venture Launch Fund offers 3 levels of progressively increasing funding using a gated award system. At the first level, funding and support is used to test assumptions or prove hypotheses embedded within venture plans. The second and third stages of funding help bring products and services to market and assist ventures in achieving scale and impact.
Hosts monthly calls where 3 ventures pitch to alumni angel investors.
Brown University fund of AVG - LPs are all Brown alumni.
Student-run venture fund that invests across all stages in Brown and RISD-affiliated companies.
Enables ventures to accelerate and scale their solutions with funding and mentorship.
We back the bold.