Brown Venture Prize

Prize money, amounting to $50k, granted to the most advanced entrepreneurial ventures by Brown students.




The Brown Venture Prize (BVP) is awarded to teams who have identified a problem and are thinking big about how to solve it. Winners receive prize money, mentorship, and access to leaders in the Brown entrepreneurial community and beyond.

Applicants often will have received prior venture support from the Nelson Center (such as Explore and Expand grants) or will have participated in programs such as Breakthrough Lab.


  • Become a Mentor and help students complete their BVP applications
  • Get access to a roster of mentors, industry contacts, and experienced entrepreneurs
  • Receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City

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