BrownUniversity

Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States founded in 1764 and located in historic Providence, Rhode Island. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

Brown’s vibrant, diverse community consists of about 6,580 undergraduates, 2,255 graduate students, 545 medical school students, more than 6,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and more than 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.

Brown BreakThrough Lab Program

Brown University’s Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. Each participating team receives access to custom mentoring, a peer cohort of dedicated founders, and co-working space. For teams that require it, B-Lab will also provide access to lab facilities and relevant technical support.

Penta Prosthetics

CEO: TRANG DUONG ’18 | VICTOR WANG, YALE ’18

Penta Prosthetics is a non-profit that provides low cost, high-quality prosthetic care for low-income amputees in Vietnam and other developing countries while seeking to find innovative and sustainable prosthetic solutions. Penta’s non-profit branch collects used lower-limb prosthetic devices from clinics and individuals in the United States and distributes them to patients who otherwise would be unable to afford them. Penta’s innovation branch seeks to improve on the current low-cost prosthetic devices on the market by combining innovative design, low-cost manufacturing, and strong local distribution.

BREVITĒ

CEO: BRANDON KIM - RISD '18, MASTERS OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN | DYLAN KIM - SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY '16 | ELLIOT KIM

Brevitē is an aspirational lifestyle brand focused on designing innovative products for the modern explorer and nomadic worker. Our signature product allows photographers and creatives to simply yet effectively carry their tools. Our goal is to allow you all to build more. Every craftsman needs their tools, so we designed our products to be functional and aspirational, facilitating the creator and explorer that live in all of us.

TextUp

CEO: MICHELLE PETERSEN '18

TextUp, started in 2015, empowers social workers with secure messaging and collaboration, saving time and improving professional quality of life. The venture recently collaborated with a Minnesota-based agency, their first partner beyond New England. They have expanded from one program within The Kent Hospital Unit to now four programs. These new partnerships have resulted in 150+ users. In the next few months, TextUp will officially incorporate with dual non-profit, for-profit arms as they continue to build momentum and grow.