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EVENTS FOR EVERYONE

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.

The Public Lounge is open weekdays 9AM – 5PM, unless otherwise indicated below. Due to COVID-19, the Public Lounge is closed until further notice.

Questions? Email info@districthallprovidence.org.

Mar
31
Tue
Public Lounge Closed
Mar 31 all-day

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the team at District Hall Providence has made the difficult decision to close our public lounge until further notice, out of an abundance of caution. Please check our social media channels (@vencafepvd) often for updates. We hope to see you all again very soon!

Virtual Popup: “Effectively Virtualizing Project Management for Small Businesses”
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

[VIRTUAL SESSION]

Join us for this VIRTUAL TALK on the best project management tools to use for working remotely!

In this session, Robert Blackburn, CEO of Blackburn Labs, will talk about different project management tools and best practices, with a focus on the remote workforce and small businesses!

Robert Blackburn: CEO of Blackburn Labs, Rob is is a proven leader in software engineering with decades of experience. He is passionate about providing innovative solutions for their clients. He has a commitment and passion for industry standards and best practices such as Scrum and innovative frameworks. Some of his experience in life sciences includes working with Boston Scientific, Admedus, ProCom Rx, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Proven Behavior Solutions, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, and Harvard Medical school. He and his work has been featured by the Providence Business News, CBS Boston News, the ACT Association’s Application Tour, and several panels and podcasts.

Blackburn Labs: Founded in 2015, at Blackburn Labs we have committed, motivated, and experienced programmers, architects and process specialists. As an award-winning software designers and creators across multiple verticals; they have the ability to provide solutions to address their client’s application development, data science, or software architecting needs with leading-edge technical skills and valuable business experience.

 

Apr
1
Wed
Public Lounge Closed
Apr 1 all-day

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the team at District Hall Providence has made the difficult decision to close our public lounge until further notice, out of an abundance of caution. Please check our social media channels (@vencafepvd) often for updates. We hope to see you all again very soon!

Virtual Series: “Innovation As an Antidote: RI’s Impact Entrepreneurs Respond to COVID-19”
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-as-an-antidote-ris-impact-entrepreneurs-respond-to-covid-19-tickets-100582541088

In this inspiring VIRTUAL weekly series, you will hear stories about how some of the state’s leading impact entrepreneurs are innovating and adapting to address critical social challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis. Join us to learn about innovation and resources that can be useful to you, your family, and your community and to find out how you can engage and help. Most importantly, this series will highlight ways we are coming together as a community to make sure everyone gets the assistance they need during this demanding time.

Join us to hear stories about entrepreneurial innovations, followed by a moderated Q&A from the audience. Hosted by Kelly Ramirez, CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse.

Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impact by providing social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We also foster an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable and resilient economy. Learn more at www.segreenhouse.org.

On Wednesday April 1, we will welcome Andy Posner of Capital Good Fund, who will share information about Capital Good Fund’s programs, including their new Crisis Relief Loan.

About Andy Posner

Andy Posner founded Capital Good Fund in February of 2009 while getting his Master of Arts in Environmental Studies at Brown University, where he was studying financing mechanisms for clean energy. He created Capital Good Fund with an eye toward using financial services to tackle endemic poverty, first in Rhode Island, and then nationwide.

Andy’s work has been featured in Providence Business News, the Providence Journal, the Providence Phoenix, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s quarterly publication, the Rhode Island Small Business Journal, CNN and other print, radio and television media. He is also proud to be the Treasurer of the national Board of Directors of the Credit Builders Alliance, an organization of which Capital Good Fund is a member, as well as a member of the Board of the Community Reinvestment Fund, one of the largest nonprofit lenders in America.

Apr
2
Thu
Public Lounge Closed
Apr 2 all-day

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the team at District Hall Providence has made the difficult decision to close our public lounge until further notice, out of an abundance of caution. Please check our social media channels (@vencafepvd) often for updates. We hope to see you all again very soon!

Virtual Venture Café
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, Venture Café Providence will be joining our sister sites across the globe in converting to a digital format for the foreseeable future.
Introducing: Virtual Venture Café!

What is Virtual Venture Café, you ask? It’s everything you’ve come to love and expect from our in-person Thursday Gatherings, just online using the Zoom meeting platform. We’ll still have Office Hours, networking opportunities, panel discussions, lectures, and MORE from 4:00 – 7:00 PM.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-venture-cafe-tickets-95665023661

 

WELCOME | 4:00 – 4:30 PM

Join us at 4:00pm for introductions, announcements, and more. The Virtual Lounge is a welcoming place. Come ready to introduce yourself and share what you do!

This week, the Virtual Lounge will be hosted by Siu-Li Khoe, Vice President Of Business Development at Rhode Island Commerce.

OFFICE HOURS | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Our FREE weekly program connecting entrepreneurs with business experts is now ONLINE! Click below to book your VIRTUAL appointment NOW with:

Matthew Leathers – Cybersecurity/M&A

Jess Bachman – Social Media/Advertising

Tuni Schartner – Strategy

Ryan Juliano – Law

Food and Beverage Industry Roundtable | 4:30 – 5:30 PM

David Dadakian of Eat Drink RI will host this special hour long session dedicated to asking questions, sharing struggles, and brainstorming innovation for the food and beverage industry. Whether you work in a restaurant, on a farm, or make a food/beverage product – Please join us as we band together to help Rhode Island Foodies weather the current crisis.

Dos and Don’ts of Preparing to Reopen | 5:35 – 6:05 PM

Growing Your Business with Experiential Marketing | 6:10 – 6:40 PM

In partnership with Eat Drink RI

Apr
3
Fri
Public Lounge Closed
Apr 3 all-day

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the team at District Hall Providence has made the difficult decision to close our public lounge until further notice, out of an abundance of caution. Please check our social media channels (@vencafepvd) often for updates. We hope to see you all again very soon!

Apr
6
Mon
Public Lounge Closed
Apr 6 all-day

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the team at District Hall Providence has made the difficult decision to close our public lounge until further notice, out of an abundance of caution. Please check our social media channels (@vencafepvd) often for updates. We hope to see you all again very soon!

Apr
7
Tue
Public Lounge Closed
Apr 7 all-day

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the team at District Hall Providence has made the difficult decision to close our public lounge until further notice, out of an abundance of caution. Please check our social media channels (@vencafepvd) often for updates. We hope to see you all again very soon!

Apr
8
Wed
Public Lounge Closed
Apr 8 all-day

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, the team at District Hall Providence has made the difficult decision to close our public lounge until further notice, out of an abundance of caution. Please check our social media channels (@vencafepvd) often for updates. We hope to see you all again very soon!

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