September 30, 2017 at Brown University

Connect and work
with innovative startups

Startup@Brown is a day-long conference on Saturday, September 30 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.

Featured Speakers

We'll have a series of talks by trailblazing founders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists.

Startup Fair

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

Student Startup Panel

Listen to the stories of your peers working on their own startups!


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

Participating Companies

Meet the amazing startups and VC firms
participating in Startup@Brown 2017.

Interested in sponsoring for 2017?

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


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

Saturday, September 30

  • 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 Student Startups Panel
  • 4:30 PM Closing Keynote
  • 5:00 PM Dinner


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

Session 1 — 1:30pm

Bootstraping your way to Product Market Fit at an Enterprise Startup

Justin DeBrabant, Head of Product at ActionIQ

Room: 101, Smith Buonanno Hall

How I became a PM at a Startup

Zoe Chavez, Product Manager and EmployeE #2 at Splitwise

Room: G12, Smith Buonanno Hall

Cheat Sheet for Technical Growth at a Startup

Bright Fulton, VP of Engineering at Upserve

Room: G01, Smith Buonanno Hall

How to Approach Difficult Problems as a Startup with Limited Resources

Schuyler Smith and Katharine Xiao, Software Engineers at Rubrik

Room: 201, Smith Buonanno Hall

Session 2 — 2:30pm

Happiness in the Pursuit of Impact

Milad Razavi, Head of University at Navtalent

Room: 201, Smith Buonanno Hall

How I Built 36 Products as an Undergrad at Brown. Extreme Perseverance in Action.

Cliff Weitzman, Founder and CEO of Speechify

Room: G01, Smith Buonanno Hall

Founding a Biotech Company at Brown

Joshua Cohen and Justin Kleene, Co-Founders; CEO and President at Amylyx

Room: 101, Smith Buonanno Hall

Product, Market, Alchemy. The importance of experimentation, failure, and insane consumer demand.

Arnell Millhouse, Founder and CEO of CareerDevs and Intracity Geeks

Room: G12, Smith Buonanno Hall


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. Follow our facebook page to stay tuned for student startup applications.

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?

Registrations 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 Sept. 18 at night.

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