Venture Support

Translate your idea for social change into action.

We offer two options that support students starting or building social ventures:

  • Our premiere program, the Social Innovation Fellowship, provides students with up to $4,000 to grow a social venture over the summer, supported by a year of intensive skills training, corresponding coursework, and a community of social entrepreneurs offering mentorship and critique. Meet our current fellows!
  • Students building early-stage ventures can also apply on a rolling basis for grants from the Brown Venture Launch Fund, a fund that supplies $500 Explore grants, $1,500 Expand grants, and $5,000 Accelerate grants to all kinds of ventures led by Brown students.

Office hours are also available with our staff for support, advice, and guidance for any student building a venture.