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Venture Café New England’s signature offering is it’s weekly Café Night programming series. Café Nights bring the entrepreneurial/innovation community together on a weekly basis to Connect, Share, Learn, and Launch ideas and new businesses. Each week features a mix of free networking, advising, discussions, and workshops among creative minds in a supportive environment. Café Nights @ District Hall Providence are best with your participation. We accept proposals from the community members to lead sessions, mentor entrepreneurs, demo new products, or volunteers.


Venture Café was founded 2010 Cambridge and it is the longest-running, largest weekly innovation gathering in New England. We have now expanded to Providence and have brought the same energy and engaging programming to the ocean state.

The signature Café Night is a tried and true platform for the entrepreneurial/innovation community to CONNECT, LEARN, SHARE, and LAUNCH. Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs look to Venture Café to gain advice, learn tips and strategies to accelerate their ventures, and showcase their innovations to our growing community. Funding organizations and Enterprise Innovators have come to trust Venture Café to help them connect with and thoughtfully engage entrepreneurs to help accelerate their innovation efforts.


Café Nights – The Weekly Café Night is held each Thursday from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM and is the flagship program of Venture Café designed to connect entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. Events are comprised of a variety of sessions including the following signature offerings:

Networking is the central purpose of Café Nights. It is an opportunity to meet like-minded innovators to create meaning connections, exchange ideas and forge new collaborations. Solicitations are not allowed during Café night events.

Programming in the form of workshops, talks, forums, pitch event, hackathons, etc. Organizations seeking to host programming during one of the weekly Café Nights at Venture Café Kendall should submit an Event Request Form here.

Theme Nights – Once each month, Café Nights are organized around a single topic. The programming and info / demo tables are designed to dive deeper into insights, resources, and startups in that space. Startups wanting to apply for an opportunity to demo their prototype or product should submit Demo Application Form here.

Office hours with experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and service professionals are available each week during Café Night. Individuals may book a 30-minute, one-on-one session with one or more of our experts, advisors, mentors by accessing our Office Hour Booking tool here. To apply to the Office Hour program as an advisor, submit the Office Hour Program application here.

Info tables, available during Café nights, are designed for organizations to share/promote information about programs, competitions, and events relevant to the Venture Café audience. Organizations may submit an info table request form to apply for a spot.

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