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MONTHLY CONNECT NIGHTS

Once each month Venture Café hosts a mini-conference event focused one robust industry driving innovation in Rhode Island. These events bear our “Connect” branding and feature a variety of sessions led by experts and innovators in the field. If you are disrupting RI’s innovation ecosystem apply to participate in any of the conferences listed below.

2019 Connect Nights

Venture Café’s FoodBev Connect will be October 17, 2019. FoodBev Connect will explore opportunities for collaboration and creation in PVD’s food scene. Join us for discussions on disrupting corporate influence on food as we discuss everything food from ideation to funding to issues with manufacturing. Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building food & beverage innovation in Providence.

The maritime economy is a significant economic driver in New England. Given the global and local importance of the ‘blue economy’, there is a tremendous opportunity to take the lead in innovating the oceans and waterfronts. Venture Café ‘s BlueTech Connect will bring technologists, scientists, startups, corporations and other ocean stakeholders to discuss building this new cluster by applying innovative tech like AI, robotics, sensors, AR / VR and others to improve wind technology, ocean sustainability, coastal resiliency, and the urban coast’s environmental footprint.

Digital Health Connect
December 12

As a discipline, Digital Health is disrupting the medical landscape. Save the date for Venture Café’s Digital Health Connect on December 12 and learn how Rhode Island innovators are changing and shaping the field of medicine. Digital Health Connect will explore the intersection between digital advancements and healthcare with workshops and talks focused on new and emerging technologies.

2020 CONNECT NIGHTS

FinTech Connect explores the intersection of advancements in software and mobile technology and the financial services industry including banking, investments, insurance and more.

Digital Design Connect delves into the world of AI, VR, Robotics and the Internet of Things.

Venture Café’s Hack Education Connect will gather the brightest minds in education to explore the latest technology and advancements in education.

Representatives from New England’s underwater defense industry will explore new ideas and innovations in undersea technologies at Venture Café Providence’s Underwater Defense Innovation Connect night.

As the Creative Capital, Providence flows with innovative Art and Design. Learn from top thinkers in the fields as we explore advancements in Art, Design and Technology.

Alternative energy, sustainable agriculture, recycling, and more will be the focus of Venture Café Providence’s Sustainability Connect.

Join us for this fun, game-filled ESports & Gaming Innovation Connect night exploring the technologies and advances that have brought this industry to life.

SHE Connects recognizes female innovators and entrepreneurs in Rhode Island. This special event seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding, and innovating to solve the world’s toughest problems. Come for an evening of learning, networking, and empowerment!

Venture Café’s Bio Tech Connect features the latest business, technology, and regulatory developments in drugs, therapeutics, and life sciences. Join experts, innovators, and investors for a dialogue about funding and successes in the sector.

The annual BlueTech Connect night brings technologists, researchers, startups, corporations, urban planners and other ocean stakeholders to discuss applying innovative tech like AI, robotics, sensors, AR / VR and others to improve wind energy systems, coastal resiliency, and the urban coast’s environmental footprint.

Venture Café Providence’s special food-focused mini-conference brings together the top minds in food to explore collaboration opportunities and discuss the future of food and beverage innovation in Providence, New England, and beyond.

Venture Café Providence’s Social Impact Connect recognizes and celebrates innovators and companies looking to solve big problems as ‘social impact’ or ‘impact enterprises.’ Celebrate the brightest minds who are building, funding and innovating to solve the world’s toughest problems.

PAST CONNECT NIGHTS

SHE Connects September 26

Venture Café’s SHE Connects is taking place on September 26, 2019. SHE Connects recognizes female innovators and entrepreneurs. This special event seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding and innovating to solve the world’s toughest problems. Come prepared to not only hear the trendiest ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in celebrating female founders of Greater Providence.