Brown Venture Labs
This organization provides support, inspiration, and encouragement to budding startups through a 10-week program that allows groups to connect with a mentor who has had success in innovation as well as provides seed funding to aid their efforts.
Brown Venture Labs has created a forum to connect the best with the brightest for productive brainstorming and innovating new, exciting ideas. Its mission is "to assist the most driven, bright, and dedicated founders at Brown University to develop as entrepreneurs and transform their ideas into successful, disruptive products." This collaborative, in an intensive 10-week program, pairs startups with mentors through "mentor speed-dating,"and holds a number of panels, talks, and pitch sessions to aid the innovators in reaching their full potential as a start-up. AT the end of the process, each group is given $4000 in seed funding as well as an additional sum to the group who has most productively reached out to the public through different media outlets.