The Innovation Dojo is how EP is building a world-class community of the best student innovators and entrepreneurs on College Hill.



     The Innovation Dojo is a semester-long student-led workshop series designed to challenge first- and second-year students at Brown and RISD to think differently about innovation and entrepreneurship through weekly classes and design workshops on Fridays from 4-7pm. For each session, EP invites an expert in innovation and entrepreneurship to give a master class workshop ranging from the future of innovation, to prototyping, to start-up finance. Afterwards, students put their new knowledge into action by developing their own entrepreneurial projects. The semester ends with the Innovation Dojo Demo Day where the students pitch their projects to the Brown community. Visit the Spring 2019 Information Session in the Petteruti Lounge from 1-2pm on Saturday, January 26th.


Fall 2018 COHORT

Dojo Spring 2018 was a huge blast! We had a slightly smaller cohort but everyone thinks it was the best year we’ve had yet. We had ideas ranging from creative music hackathons to a better design for a walker. The winner of this semester’s Explore Grant was David Lu, who created a H2OK, a prototype for a small lens that would attach on a phone camera, and with the help of an associated app determine which bacteria were in water and how to treat the water to prevent disease.

Over the course of the semester, we had some old faces and a few new ones. Some of the notable speakers that came were Jennifer McFadden, a Yale professor who spoke about branding and marketing, Angela Blanchard, a longtime social entrepreneur at Brown, Jason Harry, who spoke about business models, and Alden Richards, who came back to Dojo for another year to talk about delivering a great pitch.
— Mac McCann, Dojo Mentor