Your license is expired, please update on your Conversion Cats account page.

Venture Café Thursday Gathering


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

by Alison Foley
June 2, 2021
June 24, 2021 @ 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 | BLUE Institute & Labs

Join us for a Startup Story featuring Judith Underwood, Co-Founder & CEO of BLUE Institute Labs! 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.

The mission of BLUE Institute Labs is to support clean water, healthy oceans, & climate resiliency for all. BLUE develops interdisciplinary “water-thought” leaders through education, research, entrepreneurship & community engagement.

Judith Underwood, Co-Founder & CEO BLUE Institute Labs, PBC Moderated by Tuni Schartner

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.


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


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