Brown University’s Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. We are agnostic to what type of venture we except into B-Lab and work with ventures from all backgrounds, from e-commerce to social impact. Each participating venture receives access to custom mentoring, a peer cohort of dedicated founders, co-working space, and a $4,000 summer stipend (per student).
The Brown Venture Prize is designed to empower the most advanced entrepreneurial ventures by Brown students. It supports teams who have identified a significant opportunity, and whose ventures have the potential to create “impact at scale”. The prize is agnostic with respect to what sectors or industries ventures are working in, or even whether they are commercial, social, or have blended approaches. The essential thing is that teams have identified an opportunity or challenge and are thinking big about how to solve it. The Brown Venture Prize is intended to help them accelerate and scale those solutions. Winners will receive prize money, critical mentorship, and access to leaders in the Brown entrepreneurial community and beyond.
Over lunch (Kabob and Curry of course!), learn more about the two programs and ask questions about the application process. You will also meet the Nelson Center team: Jason Harry, Director of Breakthrough Lab; Jonas Clark, Associate Director; and Liz Malone, Program Manager – who work with you during the whole process, coaching and cheering you on. If you just want to learn more or are thinking about applying to either program, join us!
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