Congratulations to the Elastic Pitch Winners!

Max Deutsch, CI Duality – 1st Place
We build novel software applications for the cochlear implant device — allowing deaf patients to enjoy music and to individually calibrate their device for personally optimized speech and music perception.

Cliff Weitzman, BoardBrake – 2nd Place
The attachable brake for the longboard

Hooman Shahidi, Dolce Friot – 3rd Place
Ice cream is personal. We know this better than anyone else. That is exactly why we created our bowl of organic and kosher Dolce Friot, because we know everyone prefers ice cream in their own individual and original way. It is more than ice cream, it is a sweet confession.

Lily Ricci, Drink – 3rd Place
We are social enterprise beer company who invests 10% of our top line revenue in sustainable water projects


Saul Kaplan, Founder of Business Innovation Factory
Brad Weinberg, Founder of ShapeUp
Brian Demers, General Manager at NMS Communications
Sergio Ferreira, Founder of

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TUG-A-WAR!!!! Brown, RISD, Bryant, JWU are competing this Saturday 2:00-3:30 PM. There will be food, incredible people, and $2,000 at stake!  The ideas are fantastic – come listen, come learn! Bring your parents, your friends, your family!
When: Saturday 10/20 2:00-3:30 PM
Where: Petteruti Lounge, 2nd Floor of Faunce
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The Hunger Games has come to Brown University! 4 teams, 4 challenges, all with one goal: to solve a problem through innovation. We have scoured campus to find the 24 best candidates to compete on November 10th to be crowned the ultimate Hunger Games Champion.

The Brown University Entrepreneurship Program is proud to announce the following tributes: Afia Kwakwa Anthony White Ayanda Collins Ben Vischny Cliff Weitzman Dan Zhang Daniela Gilsanz Elaine Zhao Ethan Richman Evan Schwartz Gabriel Filsinger George Steele Gladys Ndagira Jennifer Morgan Jeremiah Ode Katherine Wu Laurence Wattrus Mengjie Wang Ning Ou Ryan Mather Ryan Murphy Sophie Purdom Varun Kuchibhatla Vivian Phung!

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Brown Entrepreneur Spring Newsletter!

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15th Annual Startup Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 15th Annual Startup Competition!

First Place – BodyRox Fitness
Second Place – Fund for America
Third Place – NBA Math Hoops

Thank You to Our Judges!

First Round

Nate Lentz, Partner at Osage Partners
Brad Weinberg, Managing Partner at Shape up the Nation
Greg Baldwin, President and CEO at VolunteerMatch
Chris Savage, Founder and CEO at Wistia
Allan Tear, Managing Partner at Betaspring
Derek Scheuren, Co-Founder at Recommind Inc.
Sheila Ennis, Managing Director at Hypatia Capital Group
Richard Katzman, CEO at Kaz Inc.
David Martirano, Co-Founder and General Partner at Point Judith Capital
Jason Donahue, VP Brand Management at Zeo Inc.
Chris Abbot, President and Founder at Aslan Resort Fund
Deborah Mills-Scofield, Partner at Glengary LLC

Second Round

Andy Cutler, Founder and President at Cutler Communications
Saul Kaplan, Founder & Chief Catalyst at Business Innovation Factory
Charlie Kroll, Founder and President of Andera
Pamela O’Hara, President at Batchblue Software
Prithvi Tanwar, Attorney at Foley Hoag LLP
Jeffrey Weiss, Investor at the Clean Energy Venture Group


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You’re Invited: 15th Annual 50K Startup Competition!

Members of the Brown EP community,

We are proud to announce that our largest event of the year, the Annual Startup Competition. Student teams have been working diligently to complete their business plans and pitch presentations. The competition will feature non-profit and commercial ventures alike, and teams will be competing for prizes totaling $50K in cash and in-kind services.

We would be honored to have you attend this phenomenal event, which is sure to be a close race.

When: April 14th, 2012, from 1:00-4:30pm
Where: Salomon 001 (on the Main Green)

Join us in showcasing and accelerating some of the brightest young minds at Brown!

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You’re Invited to the 15th Annual Entrepreneurship Program Forum!

Sharing and Inspiring Entrepreneurial Stories since 1997!

Date: Saturday, November 19th

Time: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Brown Faculty Club (right next to Keeney) **note the change in venue**
Address: One Magee St, Providence, RI


Hear from renowned entrepreneurs and discover your own entrepreneurial spirit!              (To view the full schedule, click on the eventbrite link below)

 This event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation
for attending alumni/community members. Please RSVP by visiting

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