EVENTS FOR EVERYONE

STAY IN THE KNOW. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER.

Sign up for alerts about all things Venture Café and District Hall Providence.

Subscribe

Follow the Online Calendar for closures, important announcements, and upcoming events at District Hall Providence. Events below are open to the public, but may require registration.

We have strategized on how we can safely offer collaborative workspaces in our public lounge and meeting rooms moving forward, and we’re excited to announce that we are finally OPEN. So, what does this mean? Click here to learn more.

Questions? Email info@districthallprovidence.org.

Jun
24
Thu
FinTech: Insuring the Future
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on June 24th for our Thursday Gathering on all things FinTech!

About this event

Welcome to Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering

Event Agenda:

10:30 – 11:15 AM: LEARN | The Accidental Entrepreneur: When Life Hands You Lemons…

Being your own boss is potentially one of the most rewarding and liberating experiences. However, passion and a great idea are not enough to guarantee success; the likelihood of achievement is significantly enhanced with deliberate forethought and planning. When Elaine Dickson embarked on her entrepreneurial journey it was in response to an unpleasant and unexpected life event. Looking back there are critical enablers that could have made her startup journey less bumpy. Join us as Elaine shares her story and some of the building blocks that were crucial to her success.

11:15-11:30 AM: STARTUP SOTRY | Splitwise

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: NETWORK | Cultivating Innovation: Informal Conversations with RI’s Economic Gardener

Join us for an informal conversation, led by Tuni Schartner, Executive Director of District Hall & Venture Café Providence and RI’s Economic Gardener. Every week Tuni leads the conversation with thought leaders from around Rhode Island touching on a number of topics important for innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.

CONNECT

4:00-6:00 PM: The Future of…FinTech Data Analysis

Suraj Sait and Morgan Prior currently intern at Marstone, Inc., a leading provider of digital investing solutions. During their internship, they chose to analyze trends in user behavior related to risk tolerance questionnaires using a variety of statistical tools. Using their analysis, they then explored classification of users by persona and built a predictive model for classifying users by risk level. In this presentation, Suraj and Morgan will highlight their key findings, as well as the data science concepts which underpin them.

Hosted By Venture Café Providence

District Hall Providence is activated by Innovation Studio. We are a public home for innovators and entrepreneurs, bringing people together to collaborate through programs, spaces, and other resources. We offer a free public workspace where entrepreneurs can collaborate and work. In addition, we rent out event and meeting space.

Innovation Is For Everyone Fund

Our mission is to make Innovation a possibility for everyone by providing free, open, and inclusive programming. By investing in Innovation is for Everyone, you are investing in the future. Your support enables Innovation Studio to offer free mentoring, programs, training, resources, and space to entrepreneurs and innovation within our communities.

Support our mission by contributing to “Innovation is for Everyone” HERE

**Since Innovation Studio is a 501c3 non-profit organization, your gift is deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Host Your Hybrid or Virtual Event With Us!

Our team of experts are ready to help! Get FREE Consultation!

Register Here

Check-in Here

Workshop: The Accidental Entrepreneur: When Life Hands You Lemons…
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Join us as Elaine Dickson, Founder & CEO, shares her story and some of the building blocks that were crucial to her success.

About this event

Welcome to Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering

10:30 – 11:15 AM | The Accidental Entrepreneur: When Life Hands You Lemons…

Being your own boss is potentially one of the most rewarding and liberating experiences. However, passion and a great idea are not enough to guarantee success; the likelihood of achievement is significantly enhanced with deliberate forethought and planning. When Elaine Dickson, Founder & CEO of Mavenly Consultants, embarked on her entrepreneurial journey it was in response to an unpleasant and unexpected life event. Looking back there are critical enablers that could have made her startup journey less bumpy. Join us as Elaine shares her story and some of the building blocks that were crucial to her success.

Following this workshop, stay tuned for the rest of our weekly Thursday Gathering!

Hosted By Venture Café Providence

District Hall Providence is activated by Innovation Studio. We are a public home for innovators and entrepreneurs, bringing people together to collaborate through programs, spaces, and other resources. We offer a free public workspace where entrepreneurs can collaborate and work. In addition, we rent out event and meeting space.

Innovation Is For Everyone Fund

Our mission is to make Innovation a possibility for everyone by providing free, open, and inclusive programming. By investing in Innovation is for Everyone, you are investing in the future. Your support enables Innovation Studio to offer free mentoring, programs, training, resources, and space to entrepreneurs and innovation within our communities.

Support our mission by contributing to “Innovation is for Everyone” HERE

**Since Innovation Studio is a 501c3 non-profit organization, your gift is deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Host Your Hybrid or Virtual Event With Us!

Our team of experts are ready to help! Get FREE Consultation!

Register Here

Check-in Here

The Future of…FinTech Data Analysis @ District Hall Providence
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Live from District Hall Providence!

About this event

Welcome to Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering

Suraj Sait and Morgan Prior currently intern at Marstone, Inc., a leading provider of digital investing solutions. During their internship, they chose to analyze trends in user behavior related to risk tolerance questionnaires using a variety of statistical tools. Using their analysis, they then explored classification of users by persona and built a predictive model for classifying users by risk level. In this presentation, Suraj and Morgan will highlight their key findings, as well as the data science concepts which underpin them.

 

This live, in-person program will be part of our series, “The Future of…” from 4:00-6:00 PM. We’ll open the Venture Café bar at 4:00 for networking and drinks. The conversation circle will begin at 5:00. This event is limited to 25 people so register quickly as we anticipate it will sell out!

 

Hosted By Venture Café Providence

District Hall Providence is activated by Innovation Studio. We are a public home for innovators and entrepreneurs, bringing people together to collaborate through programs, spaces, and other resources. We offer a free public workspace where entrepreneurs can collaborate and work. In addition, we rent out event and meeting space.

Innovation Is For Everyone Fund

Our mission is to make Innovation a possibility for everyone by providing free, open, and inclusive programming. By investing in Innovation is for Everyone, you are investing in the future. Your support enables Innovation Studio to offer free mentoring, programs, training, resources, and space to entrepreneurs and innovation within our communities.

Support our mission by contributing to “Innovation is for Everyone” HERE

**Since Innovation Studio is a 501c3 non-profit organization, your gift is deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Host Your Hybrid or Virtual Event With Us!

Our team of experts are ready to help! Get FREE Consultation!

Register Here

Jun
30
Wed
Blockchain: What is it? Why is it relevant? How does it work?
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This event is in partnership with OSHEAN and sponsored by OSHEAN and Tech Collective.

Blockchain: What is it? Why is it relevant? How does it work?

 

About this event

Blockchain is a “digital ledger” that has revolutionized how transactions of all kinds are recorded and tracked. Blockchain is, technically speaking, “digital, distributed, and decentralized.” Digital because it’s electronic-only, distributed because it is stored on devices around the world, and decentralized because additions or “blocks” are added and tracked collectively. The absence of a single, responsible entity for this ledger is Blockchain’s primary strength.

Blockchain became famous in association with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but in fact Blockchain is an independent technology with many other potential applications. Essentially, anywhere something needs to be reliably tracked, Blockchain can be used – retail, voting, supply chains, real estate, taxes, medical records, and many more. At this event we’ll be demystifying Blockchain by talking more about what it is, how and why it came to be, and at a very high level how it works.

Join us in person at District Hall Providence.

Presenter:

Keno Mullings is a highly effective tech entrepreneur who connects people, software and strategy to create solutions of value. Keno is the Founder and CEO of The Mullings Group, a software development and technology consulting firm. Through his firm, Keno leads a team of global experts to deliver best-in-class custom software solutions. Keno has made it his life’s mission to develop and teach solutions that build wealth with a passion to end poverty through entrepreneurship. As the Founder of the Institute of Entrepreneurship & Leadership (IEL), he fulfills this mission by developing a nation of entrepreneur-leaders who through commerce, usher solutions that meet the needs of others.

Keno has been happily married for over 20 years and is the father of three wonderful children. The startup guy, a teacher, author, software engineer and lifelong entrepreneur, he is constantly teaching and encouraging people to discover their purpose, define their life’s goals and create the businesses they were designed to start. Keno is the author of “The Time Management Handbook” and the developer of the “Strategic Life Plan System” and the “Bootstrap Bootcamp” entrepreneurship training program.

 

Register Here

Jul
8
Thu
MedTech Innovation
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
MedTech is a rapidly growing and evolving industry in Rhode Island driving economic growth and advancing scientific knowledge.

About this event

Welcome to Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering

Event Description

Join us every month as we explore innovations in MedTech and related fields with the MedTech Innovation Forum and learn the skills, resources and tools needed to bring a new MedTech Innovation to market. This monthly program is in partnership with Ximedica and the New England Medical Innovation Forum.

 

To review pasts MedTech Innovation sessions, check out our YouTube playlist.

10:30-11:15 AM | NEMIC MedTech Talk

11:15-11:30 AM | Startup Story

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Cultivating Innovation: Informal Conversations with RI’s Economic Gardener

Join us for an informal conversation, led by Tuni Schartner, Executive Director of Venture Café Providence and Rhode Island’s economic gardener on innovation. Every week Tuni will lead the conversation with thought leaders from around Rhode Island touching on a number of topics important for innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.

Speakers: Tuni Schartner

12:00-1:00 PM | MedTech Innovation Forum

A collective enterprise to share, disseminate and discuss new technologies, gadgets, and innovations that have recently come into the public domain!

This VIRTUAL monthly technology forum showcases the newest medical innovations spanning from digital & connected products, diagnostics, pharma & drug delivery, robotics, materials, sensors, to inventions you never thought you could imagine. Brought to you by NEMIC, and Ximedica.

Speakers: Jessica Pichs

 

Thanks To Our Sponsors

NEMIC, and Ximedica

 

Hosted By Venture Café Providence

District Hall Providence is activated by Innovation Studio. We are a public home for innovators and entrepreneurs, bringing people together to collaborate through programs, spaces, and other resources. We offer a free public workspace where entrepreneurs can collaborate and work. In addition, we rent out event and meeting space.

Innovation Is For Everyone Fund

Our mission is to make Innovation a possibility for everyone by providing free, open, and inclusive programming. By investing in Innovation is for Everyone, you are investing in the future. Your support enables Innovation Studio to offer free mentoring, programs, training, resources, and space to entrepreneurs and innovation within our communities.

Support our mission by contributing to “Innovation is for Everyone” HERE

**Since Innovation Studio is a 501c3 non-profit organization, your gift is deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Host Your Hybrid or Virtual Event With Us!

Our team of experts are ready to help! Get FREE Consultation!

Register Here

Check-in Here

Jul
15
Thu
Thursday Gathering: Art and Creative Minds
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on July 15th for our Thursday Gathering focused on Art and Creative Minds

About this event

Welcome to Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering

Event Agenda:

10:30 – 11:15 AM: LEARN | Creating Compelling Job Descriptions

Wondering how to find great candidates? Overwhelmed with applicants who don’t meet your needs? Online job boards have made posting and applying for jobs easier than ever, but unclear language often lead to misaligned expectations. In this webinar, we will discuss steps that your company can take to clarify your messaging and attract great employees.

 

Kaydi McQuade is determined to change how companies hire, so we can end the outdated and inefficient way it’s always been done. She consults with leaders to create better systems, and delivers actionable, engaging training programs with best practices for hiring, training and keeping great employees

 

11:15-11:30 AM: STARTUP SOTRY | Authentify Art

Join us for a Startup Story featuring Keri Kilty of Authentify Art. Startup stories showcase local innovators, startups and small businesses with their own session dedicated to sharing what they’ve learned with the Venture Café Community.

 

Authentify Art is a data company with the mission to provide easy access to trusted data for the artworld.

 

Keri Kilty, CRO

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: NETWORK | Cultivating Innovation: Informal Conversations with RI’s Economic Gardener

Join us for an informal conversation, led by Tuni Schartner, Executive Director of District Hall & Venture Café Providence and RI’s Economic Gardener. Every week Tuni leads the conversation with thought leaders from around Rhode Island touching on a number of topics important for innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.

 

CONNECT

4:00-6:00 PM: The Future of…Creative Minds

Hosted By Venture Café Providence

District Hall Providence is activated by Innovation Studio. We are a public home for innovators and entrepreneurs, bringing people together to collaborate through programs, spaces, and other resources. We offer a free public workspace where entrepreneurs can collaborate and work. In addition, we rent out event and meeting space.

Innovation Is For Everyone Fund

Our mission is to make Innovation a possibility for everyone by providing free, open, and inclusive programming. By investing in Innovation is for Everyone, you are investing in the future. Your support enables Innovation Studio to offer free mentoring, programs, training, resources, and space to entrepreneurs and innovation within our communities.

Support our mission by contributing to “Innovation is for Everyone” HERE

**Since Innovation Studio is a 501c3 non-profit organization, your gift is deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Host Your Hybrid or Virtual Event With Us!

Our team of experts are ready to help! Get FREE Consultation!

Register Here

Check-in Here