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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.


December 12, 2019

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.

January 23, 2020

Rhode Island is making significant steps toward adopting blockchain technology. In support of this effort, FinTech Connect will explore the intersection of distributed ledger technology, business regulation, and the human resources needed to adopt this nascent technology.

This event will also investigate the state of innovation in consumer finance, personal wealth management, data analysis, and consumer credit in New England with a series of community talks by FinTech innovators.

February 20, 2020

Venture Café Providence delves into the world of digital design and creation with Digital Design Connect. Explore our maker lab demonstrations. Join us for talks on diversity in digital design, product development, and intellectual property concerns for designers. Explore the intersection between design thinking and tech at this highly interactive event. Come ready to design, create, and build.


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.