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SPONSORED: Startup Weekend Providence

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Are you interested in business? Do you yearn to follow dozens of other college students in their quests to create startups? If so, be sure to check out Startup Weekend Providence. Startup Weekend Providence is excited to invite students of Brown University to join us for a fun, inspiring, entrepreneurial weekend beginning Friday, October 18.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where designers, marketers, product managers, developers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch businesses. Come join us to validate your idea, perfect your business model, practice your pitch, and collaborate with smart, talented people. The weekend culminates with team presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders for feedback and prizes. Special deals are offered to Brown University students.

Startup Weekend has had over 400 different events in 100 countries since its founding in 2011. Tickets for students are only $50 for the whole weekend. You’ll get access to young professionals, leading business owners, and other like-minded and driven individuals. Get in on the action this weekend by registering here.

For more information, be sure to check out Startup Weekend Providence’s website.


What to do this weekend: SEEED Summit

We all know Brown students are constantly looking for ways to innovate and change the world–a lot of college students are. What is unique to Brown students, however, is their continued efforts to engage in social enterprises. The Social Enterprise Ecosystem Economic Development (SEEED) is the first national conference that emphasizes conducting business to improve communities, rather than simply to make a profit. The effort is a collaboration between the University and Social Venture Partners Rhode Island.

The SEEED Summit spans Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Registration begins on Friday at 8 a.m. in Sayles Hall. The conference has many guest speakers and table discussions that cover topics ranging from social impacts of business to mobilizing the social enterprise movement. At last year’s conference, there were more than 425 social enterprise leaders from 15 states. Many business leaders visited and helped coach current social entrepreneurs. Make sure to check out the website and, if you’re interested, register. Tickets are discounted for students and are available for either one or two days.


Hangover Helpers to the Rescue

This is when you would call Hangover Helpers

We’ve all been there. The splitting headache. The sea of red cups. The anonymous vomit in the corner. Last night you threw the wildest rager. But now its Sunday, and you’ve got to deal with a hangover and a destroyed post-party house. To some this might seem like a nightmare, but to a couple students at University of Colorado students, this was a business opportunity. Hangover Helpers, a student run business, brings fellow students and party-throwers breakfast burritos and Gatorade and will also clean up the party mess, all for a price of course — $15 per roommate. So, any students in Engineering and New Ventures, here’s a possible idea for a final!