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Venture Café Providence connects a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses through free, high-impact programming and events.

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June 6, 2024
Branding and Symbolic Imagery for Founders
Thursday Gathering - Crafting Impact: Writing Imagery & Valuing Your Business
June 6, 2024
Branding and Symbolic Imagery for Founders
Enter the realm of branding and symbolic imagery alongside Aneliya Kaleva, a seasoned Creative Director with a rich graphic design and illustration background. With a strong foundation in the creative industry, Aneliya brings invaluable expertise to this enlightening session. After graduating from the esteemed Academy of Arts in Sofia, she refined her graphic design and visual arts skills, mastering the principles of effective visual communication. With years of experience in advertising and design agencies, Aneliya believes creativity and good storytelling are crucial to making branding work well. As Creative Director at Magicflow Studio, she partners with brands across diverse industries to refine their identities. Her expertise lies in crafting impactful visual narratives that align with brand objectives. Whether creating logos or designing website interfaces, she approaches each project with a blend of creativity and precision, ensuring every detail contributes to a cohesive brand image. Join Aneliya as she explores the fascinating worlds of art history, symbolism, and effective visual communication. Learn how to use graphical elements and symbols to make your brand stand out in today’s competitive landscape. Be inspired by Aneliya’s curated selection of branding examples, showcasing the transformative power of strategic visual storytelling. Gain valuable insights into practical tools and simple steps to elevate your branding efforts to the next level.
September 26, 2024
Innovation@Brown Showcase
Thursday Gathering - Innovation@Brown Showcase
September 26, 2024
Innovation@Brown Showcase
We’re back with the 2nd annual Innovation@Brown Showcase, in partnership with Brown Technology Innovations! The Innovation@Brown Showcase celebrates and builds on these developments, providing an opportunity for you to meet investors, academic researchers, entrepreneurs and regional leaders and learn more about this growing ecosystem around Brown. The event will include a keynote address, a conversation with Rhode Island startups, an award ceremony recognizing recent groundbreaking inventions, a technology showcase and opportunities to learn more about working with Brown and others leading the way in innovation. Agenda: 3:00 PM – Check in begins at Venture Cafe Providence (in District Hall at 225 Dyer Street, Providence) 3:00-4:15 PM – Technology Showcase & Networking highlighting the next wave of potential spinouts from Brown University. Tables throughout the space will feature 20-25 early companies and pre-companies interested in engaging with funders, scientific partners, and/or business professionals. During the showcase, enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. 4:15-4:30 PM – Welcome and Opening Address 4:30-5:00 PM – Fireside Chat 5:00-5:30 PM – Keynote Conversation 5:30-6:00 PM – Awards Ceremony for Startup of the Year, Inventor of the Year, and Innovation of the Year 6:00-7:00 PM – Technology Showcase & Networking continued About Brown Technology Innovations: The mission of Brown Technology Innovations is to put Brown University’s technology first to drive commercial outcomes that benefit the University and society. With its responsibilities to manage the university’s patent portfolio, the Brown University technology transfer office, called Brown Technology Innovations is first and foremost focused on commercialization.
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