Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab)

What is B-Lab? 

Brown University’s Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab) is an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. B-Lab brings together critical resources throughout its program, designed to help teams strengthen, develop, and advance their ventures.

Best of all, the program is tailored to the unique needs of each team. Participants will have access to dedicated space, funding, and a roster of experienced mentors and entrepreneurs. The goal? To help them build the next great thing. For teams that require it, B-Lab will also provide access to lab facilities and relevant technical support.

Our mission

The B-Lab experience provides students with the following approaches in order to further their entrepreneurial journey:

  • experiential: learn by doing
  • real: out in the real world
  • professional: held to business standards
  • productive: driven by aggressive goals
  • community: invested in the cohort

B-Lab runs from June  - July hosting venutres spanning a wide range of disciplines including arts, engineering, healthcare access, software, and social ventures. 

To learn more about this past year's ventures, click here! To learn how to apply to the 2017 co-hort, go to the "How to Apply" tab.

Director Jason Harry and some of the 2016 B-Lab cohort at the closing ceremony reception.Director Jason Harry and some of the 2016 B-Lab cohort at the closing ceremony reception.