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Venture Café Global Network

Exponentially growing community of innovators across the globe!

Venture Café is a global movement working to build stronger and more inclusive innovation ecosystems, and accelerate and enhance the innovation process, in cities around the world.

Venture Cafe Rotterdam is the first European expansion and provides Rotterdam an international position as an attractive city for innovation, startups and scaleups. The Venture Café community is therefore connected to a global network of innovators which provides easy access to other ecosystems to expand business.

The network is supported by the Venture Café Global Institute, the umbrella organization that provides ongoing training, resources, convening opportunities, and guides new site expansion.

Venture Café 2025 Goal 50 locations around the world

Venture Café globally hosts the largest weekly event for innovators in the world!


Venture Café New England

As the birthplace of of the Venture Café movement in 2010, Venture Café New England operates Boston-area innovation activities and spaces, including: (1) Venture Café Cambridge, home of the weekly Thursday gathering, based at CIC Cambridge; (2) Roxbury Innovation Center, the city’s first neighborhood innovation center focused on community entrepreneurship and economic development; and (3) District Hall, Boston’s civic innovation hall also known as the “living room” of the city’s innovation ecosystem, in the Seaport neighborhood.

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Venture Café St. Louis

St. Louis was Venture Café’s first expansion out of the Boston area. Founded in 2014, Venture Café St. Louis serves a booming innovation scene in the Cortex Innovation Community and beyond. Venture Café operates its weekly Thursday gathering and additional programming at CIC St. Louis, along with two satellite events – Venture Café 39 North at the Danforth Plant Science Center and Venture Café No Ceilings at the LaunchCode Mentor Center. And last but not least…book your next event at Innovation Hall, St. Louis’ premier civic innovation hall or help transform local education through EdHub St. Louis.

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Venture Café Rotterdam

Rotterdam is Venture Café’s first global expansion. Launched in 2015, Venture Café Rotterdam has quickly become a premier European hub for innovation. Venture Café Rotterdam operates its weekly Thursday gathering and additional programming at CIC Rotterdam, in the heart of the city. In partnership with CIC, Venture Café is also a facilitator for Startup Visa, which enables experienced entrepreneurs from around the world to found and grow their companies in Rotterdam.

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Venture Café Miami

Venture Café Miami is the convener of the city’s hustling and bustling innovation scene, and is the network’s gateway to Latin America! Founded in 2016, Venture Café Miami operates its weekly Thursday gathering and additional programming at CIC Miami, in the center of Miami’s new innovation district, Converge Miami. Venture Café Miami is also transforming their own neighborhood, a historically underserved community, through Overtown Connect.

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Venture Café Bilbao

Venture Café Bilbao joined the network in late 2019 and is ramping up programming for 2020 for the Basque Country region!

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Venture Café Warsaw

Venture Café Warsaw joined the ranks in May 2019, as the second European expansion site. In partnership with HubHub Noworgrodzka Square, Venture Café Warsaw is building a thriving innovation community in the city. In 2020, Venture Café Warsaw will be an operator of key programming activities inside CIC’s Innovation Campus located in Varso Place: the tallest office tower in European Union.

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