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.

 


MEET THE FALL 2019 MENTORS

Isabella Espinosa   Fall 2019 Grand Master

Isabella Espinosa

Fall 2019 Grand Master

Jack Schaffer   Fall 2019 Grand Master

Jack Schaffer

Fall 2019 Grand Master

Ellen Flax   Fall 2019 Mentor

Ellen Flax

Fall 2019 Mentor

Olivia Tulkoff   Fall 2019 Mentor

Olivia Tulkoff

Fall 2019 Mentor



spring 2019 mentors

Zoe Beckman   Spring 2019 Grand Master

Zoe Beckman

Spring 2019 Grand Master

Sarah Berman   Spring 2019 Mentor

Sarah Berman

Spring 2019 Mentor

Jack Schaeffer   Spring 2019 Mentor

Jack Schaeffer

Spring 2019 Mentor

Isabella Espinosa   Spring 2019 Mentor

Isabella Espinosa

Spring 2019 Mentor

spring 2019 cohort

spring 2019 winner

Winner Rose Hall ‘22 created an antimicrobial phone case.

Winner Rose Hall ‘22 created an antimicrobial phone case.

Pura is an antimicrobial phone case with minuscule amounts of silver where dead bacteria kills other bacteria.

Pura is an antimicrobial phone case with minuscule amounts of silver where dead bacteria kills other bacteria.

Created with flexible recycled bioplastic with injected antimicrobial filament and silver ions

Created with flexible recycled bioplastic with injected antimicrobial filament and silver ions

Innovation Dojo Bonding Activity

The 2019 Spring Cohort had some fun at Providence’s The Great Escape The Room as one of our first bonding activities.

The 2019 Spring Cohort had some fun at Providence’s The Great Escape The Room as one of our first bonding activities.


Fall 2018 COHORT

fall 2018 winner

Winner Georgia Gallant ‘22 created smarter way to recycle with RecycleBot.

Winner Georgia Gallant ‘22 created smarter way to recycle with RecycleBot.

RecycleBot would identify the type of trash in order to correctly place it in a recycle or trash bin.

RecycleBot would identify the type of trash in order to correctly place it in a recycle or trash bin.

The camera would use Google’s Neural Network library to effectively identify all types of trash.

The camera would use Google’s Neural Network library to effectively identify all types of trash.


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