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VENTURE CAFÉ Office Hours

STARTING A BUSINESS IS TOUGH, LET US HELP

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.

Office Hours is a program available on a WEEKLY basis to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to receive advice from experienced business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors. Our FREE 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. 

THIS WEEK'S ADVISORS | THURSDAY, MAY 14

David Hirschman
Jessica Kerrigan
Jonathan Muniz
Jay Round

MEET ALL OF OUR ADVISORS

Scott Asadorian

Endurance Strategy and URI

Leader, mentor and entrepreneur with a passion for helping others.

Jess Bachman

Nail Communications, Nail.Social

I help people achieve their dreams. No not those dreams. The ones that can come true with smart marketing.

Daniel Gertrudes

Growthlab

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of a Finance-as-a-Service (FaaS) Company and Consumer Healthcare startup

Erica Guatieri

EHG LLC

CPA helping business owners implement their financial and tax-saving strategies through the growth and life of their organizations.

David Hirschman

Blueprint

Providence-based entrepreneur with a deep knowledge of media & communications strategies.

Dan Holmander

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Registered patent attorney and IP consultant focused on developing, creating and monetizing IP rights for growth companies of any size.

Theodore Howell

Howell Legal Inc.

I’m a former mechanical engineer turned corporate lawyer with a focus on advising entrepreneurs.

Ryan Juliano

Howell Legal Inc.

Strategic legal adviser to early-stage startups

Roni Kabessa

dci/cdi

Strategic product & market lover, working across-industries, and believing in customer first.

Jessica Kerrigan

RESON8 Marketing

For startups and small businesses struggling to create clear and compelling marketing, I’ll help you understand who your audience is, what they need, and exactly how to sell them what you offer.

James Kwon

Figmints Digital Creative Marketing

Storyteller & Business Strategist, growth-hacking companies to realize their full potential.

Matt Leathers

Matt Leathers

Matt gets pulled out of training to help the world’s best brands fix their problems.

Jonathan Muniz

CVS Health

Passionate, business leader who thrives at the intersection of business, design and technology.

Heather O'Neill

Pixels for Humans

Strategic growth partner for start ups and fast growing tech companies.

J Rosa Power

jrosarenee

Creative thinker, passionate about branding to help startups implement unique strategies for growth.

John Round

RI Bio

Life science enthusiast and amateur lobsterman.

Tuni Schartner

District Hall – Venture Café

Mission: To help businesses thrive, grow the RI economy, and always focus on the greater good.

OPEN OFFICE HOURS

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

CONVENIENT LOCATION

During coronavirus, we continue to offer these appointments virtually through Zoom. Normally, Venture Café’s Thursday Gathering is hosted each week at District Hall, right in the heart of the Innovation District in Providence. 

EXPERT ADVISORS

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