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The Public Lounge at District Hall Providence is open to the public weekdays from 9:00am – 5:00pm as a free, drop-in workspace. Follow us online at #pvdloungehours for updates if it’s closed for a private event or holiday. Questions? Email info@districthallprovidence.org.

Food/Bev Connect @ Venture Cafe Providence
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food/Bev Connect @ Venture Cafe Providence

Open Office Hours | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Connecting emerging entrepreneurs and startups with industry and sector experts for 30 minutes of free advising. Below are this week’s advisors:

Erica Guatieri – CPA providing finance, tax consulting, compliance and planning expertise
Seth Milman – Experienced intellectual property attorney helping businesses develop, monetize, and assert their IP

David Hirschman – Providence-based entrepreneur with a deep knowledge of media, local marketing & tech, and events

FoodBev Connect | 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

FoodBev Connect celebrates the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem of food businesses in the region. This mini conference focuses on a range of topics and innovations impacting the food sector including food access, product development, plant-based alternatives, and co-manufacturing.


DH Public Lounge Closed: Private Event
Oct 23 all-day

The Public Lounge is closed. We will resume regular business hours 9am-5pm on Friday, October 25.

Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm
Café Night Cancelled
Oct 24 all-day
DH Public Lounge Closed: Private Event
Oct 24 all-day

The Public Lounge is closed. We will resume regular business hours 9am-5pm on Friday, October 25.

Med Tech Talk: Healthcare in the Age of Ambient Computing
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bring your lunch to the second floor of District Hall Providence for an hour of stimulating ideas, conversation, and connection. Presented in partnership with NEMIC & Venture Cafe Providence.

Healthcare in the Age of Ambient Computing: Getting the Right Information, To The Right People, At The Right Time



Over the past decade, devices known as Zero UI, Internet of Things, and more recently, under the collective description of Ambient Computing, have been infiltrating our daily lives. These multi-modal devices make tasks easier, information more accessible, and can simplify our interactions. There are over 100,000,000 Alexa enabled devices in the United States today, which translates into almost 3,000,0000 within a 75-mile radius of Providence.

The recent certification of Amazon Alexa incorporating HIPPA compliance, paves the way for voice activated information delivery across the healthcare spectrum. But what are the opportunities for Ambient Computing to change the future of healthcare? How can we use Ambient Computing to create a more informed and streamlined healthcare system to ultimately advance its current state?

Join Tom Chiginsky, a 25-year veteran in designing and enabling complex digital workflows and media experiences, as he explains why Ambient Computing and voice design plays a critical role in the success of the current industrial revolution and how it will ultimately play a role in innovating the current healthcare system. Tom will also give insight to how to design in the multi-modal Ambient Computing space.

Imagine hands free control in the operating room, anytime anywhere recording and transcription, combating the lack of companionship for the elderly, delivering post-discharge instructions and follow up, physicians listening to a synopsis of patient care… The possibilities are endless!

This event is free and open to the public. It will also be lived streamed for remote viewing on our Facebook page. Follow us here to watch or RSVP to this event and we will send you the link to the live stream the day of the event.

Café Night: Design Thinking, ‘Solo-preneurs’, Office Hours, and Halloween! @ Venture Cafe Providence
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Café Night: Design Thinking, 'Solo-preneurs', Office Hours, and Halloween! @ Venture Cafe Providence

Each week we bring together a diverse community including entrepreneurs, industry leaders, small businesses, and researchers to share new ideas, learn from one another, and launch new ventures. RSVP!

Open Office Hours | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Café Lounge)

Connecting emerging entrepreneurs and startups with industry and sector experts for 30 minutes of free advising. This week features experts in finance, marketing, and strategy. 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM :: Daniel Gertrudes – Entrepreneur with expertise in finance & business development.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM :: Scott Asadorian – Leadership, marketing, culture, and strategy.

“Business Coaching for Solo-preneurs” | 5:35 PM – 6:25 PM (Sachuest)

Many solo-preneurs struggle with overwhelm, anxiety and isolation, and having clear, manageable priorities creates focus so you can grow your business, and generate meaningful revenue as quickly as possible. You’ll learn the top three vital areas to focus on in the first year, and come away with actionable insights and tactics to help you see results in your business. Led by Victoria Dew | @dewpoint_comms

“Dying Design: Tapping into your creative Zombie” A Design Thinking Workshop | 6:35 PM – 7:25 PM

In this interactive Community Talk, we will catalyze design thinking methodologies to generate new approaches and ideas to some of the region’s most pressing challenges, often left for dead. Facilitated by Allison Ingalsbe | allisoningalsbe.com/


DIVINE PROVIDENCE: The Rebirth of an American City
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“I don’t know of any city in the world where a city undertook to relocate its railroads, relocate its rivers, relocate its highway and all of this has been done here in Providence.” – Architect Friedrich St. Florian

This film tells the story of Providence, Rhode Island’s uniqueness from it’s colonial period through it’s century of greatness, its decline and rebirth and continuous through the four phases of its rebirth as a Renaissance City: the moving of the railroad tracks, the river relocation, the Capital Center Project, and the moving of the Interstate I-195 bridge. At its core is it’s treasure house of 18th, 19th and 20th century architecture. In each phase the film examines the historical and architectural context in which the plans were conceived and realized, and connect each phase to the individuals and agencies that brought it to fruition.

This film evokes the Providence that is emerging, a city built upon the bones of its history, and a city whose ongoing Renaissance is directly connected to its past, its rivers, its industrial heart, and its storehouse of built spaces. The film shows the city as it has grown into itself again and how its current vitality is shaped by its roots in the historical elements that once made it a model industrial city. You will see the city through the eyes of the architects, planners and developers who shaped it and the historians who have studied and celebrated the city’s remarkable urban fabric.

It was a process that took place against a backdrop of historic buildings in Providence’s downtown core, examples of which this film investigates, from the conversion of the city’s magisterial brick factories, the repurposing of downtown commercial structures, and the imaginative reuse of historical buildings of every stripe.

DH Public Lounge Closed: Veteran’s Day
Nov 11 all-day

The Public Lounge is closed. We will resume regular business hours tomorrow 9am-5pm.

Women’s Health + Entrepreneurship Series by New England Medical Innovation Center
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm