October 1, 2016 at Brown University

Connect and work
with innovative startups

Startup@Brown is a day-long conference on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Brown University that brings together innovative startups and talented students.

Come to learn about startups and their stories. Leave with a new perspective and your next summer internship or full-time job.

Past Speakers

Our speakers have included trailblazing founders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists.

Startup Fair

Walk around, meet with startups and learn about their work, challenges, and career opportunities.

Small Group Conversations

Sit down with startup leaders and 10-12 other students in an intimate and lively discussion. Ask them anything!


Learn about everything from scaling your tech stack to starting a company as a student.

Participating Companies

Meet the amazing startups and VC firms
that participated in Startup@Brown 2015.

Interested in sponsoring for 2016?

Learn more, or get in touch at
You'll reach Valentin Perez, our lead organizer.


We have some great programming lined up this year. Stay tuned for updates.

Saturday, October 1

  • 10:00 AM Startup Fair & Breakfast
  • 12:00 PM Opening Keynote
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM Workshops Session I
  • 2:30 PM Workshops Session II
  • 3:30 PM Coffee Break
  • 4:00 PM Startup Office Hours
  • 4:40 PM Student Startups Panel
  • 5:30 PM Closing Keynote
  • 6:00 PM Dinner

Past Workshops

Learn from leaders, engineers, and designers in the startup world.

The Path to Entrepreneurship

Evan Stites-Clayton, Co-Founder and CTO at Teespring

Evaluating Startup vs Big Company Offers

Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO at Fivestars

What is Product Management?

Jason Grauel, Director of Product Management at Delphix

Product Design at a Startup

Sam Pierce Lolla, Lead Designer at Farmlogs

Funding 101

Christian Seale, Venture Partner at Startupbootcamp and Co-Founder of Equitable Origin

Robust to Luck: Opportunities, Uncertainty, & Outcomes

Jerry Talton, CEO at Apropose

Amazon Web Services and Docker

Bright Fulton, Director of Engineering Operations at Swipely

Building a Healthy Culture

Marge Anderson, Operations at Interana

Building Products

Peter Boyce, VC at General Catalyst and Founder of Rough Draft Ventures

Start Smart: Building A Company That Succeeds

Abhas Gupta, Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures

Startup Early-Days: Launch and Take-off

Harry Zhang, Co-Founder at Lob

Ditching the App: An Intro to Enterprise Startups

Justin DeBrabant, Head of Data Architecture at ActionIQ

Don't Crash the Car: 6 Entrepreneurial Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Allan Tear, Co-Founder of Betaspring

28 Startup Myths that May Surprise You

Dylan Field, Co-Founder at Figma; Thiel Fellow

Building Your First Physical Product

Luke Sherwin, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Casper
Eli Bosworth, Director of Operations Technology at Casper

User Experience

Kevin Hale, Co-Founder of Wufoo and Partner at Y Combinator


Who can attend Startup@Brown?

All Brown and RISD undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. A background in computer science, design, engineering, or business is recommended but not required!

Student Startups from other colleges are welcome too. Apply to be one of the 20 student startups here. Startups will have office hours with the startup leaders and venture capitalists attending, a chance to demo their project, and a table to get feedback & find collaborators.

Why Startup@Brown?

As Brown students, while we get a lot of exposure to larger companies, we don’t often hear about the exciting work startups do and the challenges they face. At Startup@Brown, you’ll get the chance to talk in small groups with founders, engineering leads, and venture capitalists from Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, Teespring, and more. Come to learn about startups and their stories. Leave with a new perspective and your next summer internship or full-time job.

What will the event be like?

Startup@Brown is a day-long event where you’ll have the chance to interact closely with startup founders, many of them alumni.

The event will start with a fair, introducing you to 15 startups, and then split into small-group conversations and workshops like “What is Product Management” to “Exploring Accelerators.” Meet with engineers and designers, discuss the technical problems they’re trying to solve, and maybe they'll interest you enough for an internship or job :).

How do I apply?

Register for Startup@Brown 2016 here!

When will I find out if I'm accepted?

We'd love if everyone could attend, but we usually receive way more interest than the space available. We'll tell you if you have a spot by September 17th.

You'll reach Valentin Perez.

Alumnae Hall

194 Meeting St., Providence, RI 02912


Meet amazing startups and find your next internship or full-time job.

Register Here