Topic: entrepreneurship

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.

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Kyle Gion GS awarded Slavin Fellowship

November 13, 2017 0 comments

Kyle Gion GS was announced as one of five new Slavin Fellowship awardees yesterday.

Daniel Warshay ’87, a lifelong entrepreneur, was tapped to lead the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Center for Entrepreneurship unifies programs across campus

December 7, 2016 0 comments

The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship officially launched in September.

Panos Panay, managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, gave the keynote speech at the lecture series Sunday.

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Workshop links entrepreneurs, artists

November 10, 2016 0 comments

The Brown Arts Initiative and the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown collaborated to host a series of lectures on music and tech.

Krishna Aluru ’17, right, one of the founders of DocTalk, an app that facilitates communication between doctors and their patients, opted to take advantage of Brown’s independent study program to focus on his startup.

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Creative U. environment fosters entrepreneurial spirit

October 11, 2016 0 comments

Brown students are well-equipped to develop innovative solutions to commercial and social problems through startups.