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Office Hours


Office hours are available for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to receive advice from experienced business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors. Our Office Hour appointments may be booked in 30-minute segments for one-on-one sessions with one or more of our advisors. Advanced booking is recommended. Appointments can be made up to three weeks in advance.


Venture Café offers Open Office Hours where any entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur may access a robust roster of experts for advice.


Our advisers are successful entrepreneurs, seasoned business executives, and investors – with expertise that spans key areas important to business success.


Venture Café’s Thursday Gathering is hosted each week at District Hall, right in the heart of the Innovation District in Providence, RI.

Small businesses made up 63% of net new job creation between 1993-2013, and contribute 46% to GDP*. Venture Café Foundation is on a mission to improve the success rate of start-ups and small businesses by offering coaching services free of charge to the community.

“Thanks Avi Mallinger and staff at Venture Café Providence for sponsoring the workshop and office hour programs. I’ve met some really terrific entrepreneurs over the past week. It’s a pleasure to be a part of these opportunities!”

Scott Asadorian
Lecturer & Consultant, The University of Rhode Island