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THIS WEEK'S AGENDA

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GLOBAL PROGRAM

By checking in to #VCVIRTUAL, you get access to ALL the global Virtual Venture Cafés!

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WELCOME TO THE #VCVIRTUAL AT VENTURE CAFÉ PROVIDENCE 

You’re here! We’re so glad. While it looks and feels a bit different from our in person gatherings, we encourage you to hang out in the Café Space and meet fellow innovators. Check out the exciting list of sessions this week, and feel free to hop in and out as you please. All we ask is that you follow our community guidelines to ensure this is a welcoming space for everyone. (Pro Tip: Keep this page open throughout the event – it’s your key to navigating what’s happening this week!).

First time at Venture Café? Enter the Global Social Space to chat with a member of our team. Not interested in networking? Click any of the “enter room” links below to enter the session at any time! Keep this page open throughout the event so you can more easily switch between sessions.

 

10:00am
EDT, August 13th

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10:00am–11:00am
Venture Café Providence CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Providence
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10:30am–2:00pm Networking Room
Venture Cafe Network CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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11:00am
EDT, August 13th

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10:30am–2:00pm Networking Room
Venture Cafe Network CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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11:00am–11:45am
Venture Café Providence LEARN
Online, Venture Café Providence
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11:45am–12:30pm
Venture Café Providence CONNECT
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12:00pm
EDT, August 13th

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10:30am–2:00pm Networking Room
Venture Cafe Network CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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12:30pm–1:00pm
Venture Café Providence LEARN
Online, Venture Café Providence
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NETWORK IN THE VIRTUAL GLOBAL SOCIAL SPACE!

Join Venture Café attendees from all over the world – meet your new best friend or your future co-founder (both have happened!). Join us on a great platform called Remo to connect (First time in Remo? Learn more here!). 

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GOT QUESTIONS? SEE OUR FAQ!

HOW LONG WILL VENTURE CAFÉ PROVIDENCE STAY DIGITAL?

The health and safety of our community comes first. Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, Venture Café Providence has decided that the best course of action is to go digital for the foreseeable future.

WHEN ARE THE #VCVIRTUAL SESSIONS BEING HELD?

You can join our #VCVirtual gathering EVERY THURSDAY. We will continue to create and deliver valuable experiences through our online webinars, discussions, panels, office hours and live chats.

WHO CAN JOIN THE ONLINE SESSIONS? 

We believe innovation is for everyone, so anyone can join (we’re looking at you, friends across the world).

HOW DO I JOIN THE ONLINE SESSIONS?

Click the “Check In” button above. Our Venture Café Kiosk System will load and you will be prompted to type in your name and email address as well as complete the survey (first time attendees only). Upon completion, a new page will load and you will be able to enter sessions rooms in Zoom.

WHAT’S ZOOM? DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD ZOOM?

Zoom is a free online video conferencing platform. We HIGHLY suggest that you download the Zoom client in order to participate. You can open a zoom link in your web browser, but to take full advantage of the program, we highly suggest that you download it to your desktop or mobile device to join. Presenters, please note that you need to use the desktop application and not the browser application. 

DO I NEED A ZOOM ACCOUNT TO JOIN?

No, you don’t need a Zoom account to join. Just register and enjoy! If you would like a free account, please go to Zoom.us and click on “Sign Up, It’s Free” at the top right corner. Enter an email address you wish to use and activate your account. Once your account is active, go to zoom.us/download and download “Zoom Client for Meetings.” 

HOW DO I CHANGE MY VIRTUAL BACKGROUND IN ZOOM?

To change your virtual background, find your way to the bottom left corner of the screen. Next to the video icon, click on the ^ button and select “Choose a Virtual Background. From there, find your preferred image on your computer and make that your background. 

DO I NEED TO REGISTER TO ATTEND A DIGITAL THURSDAY GATHERING?

You can pre-register for our events if you like (only need to do it once!) and each week we’ll ask you to check-in.

WILL MY ATTENDANCE NUMBER STILL GO UP?*

Since you will still check in, we’ll retroactively make sure to up your attendance number. **If you’re a first timer and not sure what this is about, we put a number on your name tag beside your name to show how many times you’ve attended a gathering, e.g. Jane Doe (2).

NOT SEEING SOMETHING YOU’RE LOOKING FOR? 

Please also check out our events calendar for other free, public programming.

WANT MORE?

Want to experience what’s happening in other Venture Cafés? We’ve curated an incredible line up of engaging sessions across our different time zones, and you don’t need a plane ticket (or passport) to join in! By checking in to #VCVIRTUAL, you get access to ALL the Virtual Venture Cafes!

NEED MORE ASSISTANCE?

Please contact our team at info@districthallprovidence.org with any comments or questions.