September 29, 2018 at Brown University

Registration Closes September 22


Connect and work
with innovative startups

Startup@Brown is a day-long conference on Saturday, September 29 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.


This year features 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
supporting Startup@Brown 2018.

Learn more about sponsoring, or get in touch at
You'll reach Manny Gorotiza, lead organizer.

2018 Schedule

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

Saturday, September 29

  • 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


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

Session 1 — 1:30pm

Navigating & making career decisions as a college student

Adi Melamed, Cofounder, Impact Labs

How I Built 36 Products in College and Never Taking No for an Answer

Cliff Weitzman, Founder & CEO at Speechify

The Current State of Early Stage VC

Sam Baker, Senior Associate at Scale Venture Partners

Disrupting Dinosaurs; Energy and Technology

Shane Hall, Engineer at Best Practice Energy

Increasing Your Employability: Signaling your Credibility Through Freelancing

Adam Alpert, Founder & CEO at

Product, Market, Alchemy

Grant Cohen, COO at WeKey

Session 2 — 2:30pm

Maker Resources, User Research & Early Pitfalls

Krystal Sarcone, Founder, and Mimi Shyngyssova, Cofounder, EveryWear

How to Dig a Data Moat

Bright Fulton, VP of Engineering, Upserve

Unleashing Your Inner Passion

Tawheed Raheem, Founder and CEO, TripBuddy

How to Make Decisions: Who to hire, what to major in, what to work on, etc.

Cliff Weitzman, Founder & CEO at Speechify

Starting a Brewery at Brown

Nico Enriquez, Founder & CEO at Superbrew

Diversity in the Tech Sector

Timi Dayo-Kayode, Founder & CEO at Worksense


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 open soon, stay tuned!

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 Manny Gorotiza.

Alumnae Hall

194 Meeting St., Providence, RI 02912


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

Register Here