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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.

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Aug
5
Thu
Venture Café Thursday Gathering: Leadership & Giving
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on August 5 for our Thursday Gathering focused on Leadership and Giving!

About this event

Welcome to Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering

Event Agenda:

10:30 – 11:15 AM: LEARN | The Leader You Don’t Want to Be

We’ve all encountered “bad bosses” or “tyrannical leaders” who use old school methods to achieve mediocre results. They also create stress and anxiety—all of which impacts the company’s bottom line. Most of these leaders are blind to the fact that they’re the problem.

 

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn to transform your leadership style from “command and control” to “transformative visionary.”

Mary O’Sullivan

 

11:15-11:30 AM: STARTUP STORY | Startup Story: Globalis S.A.

Join us for our weekly Startup Story featuring Carlos Alberto Quiroga and Ricardo Rodriguez of Globalis S.A. Startup stories showcase innovators, startups and small businesses with their own session dedicated to sharing what they’ve learned with the Venture Café Community.

 

Globalis S.A. provides outsourcing services and technological solutions. With 10 years of experience in the software development market, they offer customers the know-how, transparency and technological innovation using the most advanced, practical and reliable IT tools available.

 

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…Black Philanthropy & Creative Giving

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.

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The Future of… Black Philanthropy & Creative Giving @ District Hall Providence
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Live from District Hall Providence!
 

About this event

Welcome to Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering

In honor of Black Philanthropy Month join us for an open discussion on current and suggested future efforts in the black philanthropy, nonprofit and creative giving sectors. Juan Wilson, CEO and Founder of The MUSE Foundation, will lead this discussion with Melissa Husband, RI Deputy Secretary of State, Angela Bannerman-Ankoma, Vice President, Executive Director at Rhode Island Foundation, and Larry Warner, Chief Impact & Equity Officer at United Way of Rhode Island.

This live, in-person program will be part of our series, “The Future of…” from 4:00-6:00. Join us for this in-person networking event to meet and greet members of the African American Ambassadors Group (AAAG) and other colleagues beginning at 4:00pm. DJ Donnie Battle will perform live in the downstairs lounge from 4:00-5:00pm. The conversation will start at 5:00pm.

Enjoy this time to reconnect and for others to meet for the first time in person.

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

Aug
12
Thu
The Future of… Agriculture & Food Manufacturing @ District Hall Providence
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Live from District Hall Providence!

About this event

Welcome to Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering

The Future of…Agriculture & Food Manufacturing

Join Juli Stelmaszyk, Director of Food Strategy from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, for The Future of Agriculture and Food Manufacturing. We will explore how RI is working to build a future of local food and beverage independence in partnership with local farmers, manufacturers, and support organizations.

 

This live, in-person program will be part of our series, “The Future of…” from 4:00-6:00. Join us for this in-person networking event beginning at 4:00pm. Anchor & Hope will pour local wines from 4:00-5:00pm. The conversation will start at 5:00pm. and pointing out the barriers is truly changing the world, one person at a time.

Presented by:

Juli Stelmaszyk

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

Aug
26
Thu
Embedded Systems – From the Past to the Future @ District Hall Providence
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Live from District Hall Providence!

About this event

Welcome to Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering

There are electronics and computers in just about everything these days – from coffee makers to doorbells to “invisible” dog fences. These electronic systems are known as Embedded Systems. Unlike business computers, these devices are used in home automation, medical devices, laboratory instruments, transit, etc. and are often connected to the cloud.

 

The world of embedded systems has moved so quickly that it is hard to say what exactly the future holds for them but this presentation will discuss how they started, where they have been, and what they have become. Both the novice and the experienced engineer will find this of interest.

 

David A. Durfee is the President of Bay Computer Associates, Inc. , a contract electronics and software design firm in Cranston, RI. He has been an embedded systems engineer since 1980 and is an adjunct lecturer for Brown University’s School of Engineering.

 

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