Topic: entrepreneurship

Starting in the spring, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship will be offered by the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. The University announced last semester that it would begin to offer certificates.

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BEO concentration on its way out

October 1, 2019 1 comment

The University has begun to phase out the Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations concentration and replace it with three new curricular pathways.

The U-Fli Center’s Undocu-Series gave undocumented, queer DJs of color an opportunity to speak about their successes in untapped industries.

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Undocumented DJs offer advice, share challenges of entrepreneurship

September 29, 2019 0 comments

When Zacil Pech and Graciela Lopez — also known as Sizzle Fantastic and Funky Caramelo, respectively — threw their first parties as DJs two years ago, 50 people came. But it’s only taken two years for that number to grow exponentially: now, their parties bring in 1000 to 1500 attendees.

Laura Thompson ’09 (left) and Arnell Milhouse (right) had prior experience in the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship in unofficial roles.

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Thompson ’09, Milhouse join Nelson Center as Entrepreneurs in Residence

September 27, 2019 0 comments

Arnell Milhouse and Laura Thompson ’09 will help students build startups and develop ideas as this year’s Entrepreneurs in Residence at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. Since their appointment in May, Thompson and Milhouse have started mentoring students during their office hours.

The University’s Breakthrough-Lab moved into the new Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship this summer. The B-Lab program provided a stipend, workspace and mentorship for 14 student ventures this summer.

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University’s Breakthrough-Lab supports student ventures

September 24, 2019 0 comments

For eight weeks over the summer, student entrepreneurs gathered in the workspaces and lecture halls of the new Jonathan M. Nelson Center For Entrepreneurship to work on venture projects through the Breakthrough-Lab program.

University develops plan to spur state economic innovation

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University develops plan to spur state economic innovation

October 19, 2018 0 comments

In an effort to strengthen ties to the Rhode Island community and promote dynamic economic growth, the University partnered with the government, industry and other universities to launch the Brown and the Innovation Economy initiative June 28.

In the past, B-Lab program has largely taken place in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. If the Nelson Center’s new space at 249 Thayer St. is ready by next summer, the program will switch locations accordingly.

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B-Lab encourages, facilitates student entrepreneurship

September 23, 2018 0 comments

Students and recent graduates looking to address problems — from simplifying the process of applying for citizenship to improving the modern sticky bra — found homes for their entrepreneurial ventures in the University’s Breakthrough Lab this summer.

Thomas Dickerson’s GS startup Geopipe, which creates virtual models of the real world, was created in collaboration with Christopher Mitchell, an adjunct professor of computer science at New York University.

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University startup awarded first place at SXSW competition

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Thomas Dickerson GS led his startup, Geopipe, to take first place at the Student Startup Madness competition in the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, March 12.

Entrepreneurial magazine covers new companies

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Entrepreneurial magazine covers new companies

February 11, 2018 0 comments

InnovationFWD — an online publication primarily run by undergraduates that focuses on entrepreneurial pursuits — ­­­has launched one of its six sites at the University.

David Schwartz ‘09 co-founded Real Food Challenge, an organization that encourages universities to provide locally-sourced food to students.

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New Taubman Fellows focus on disaster relief, agriculture

February 4, 2018 0 comments

This semester, Angela Blanchard and David Schwartz ’09 are bringing their experiences as entrepreneurs and change-makers to the University as Taubman Fellows and Social Entrepreneurs in Residence through the Swearer Center for Public Service.

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Brown EP to visit NYC startups

December 7, 2017 0 comments

The Brown Entrepreneurship Program will offer undergraduates from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design the opportunity to travel to New York City.