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Venture Café Foundation New England connects innovators to make things happen.

We connect and educate anyone with an idea to the resources and relationships they need in order to successfully launch and grow businesses.  The Venture Venture Cafe New England vision is to change the world by ensuring innovation is for everyone.  

For entrepreneurs, communities and partners, Venture Cafe New England is the non-profit that convenes the innovation ecosystem.  We connect any with an idea to the people, programs and spaces they need to launch and grow successful businesses. 

We’re building a movement to change Greater Boston, Rhode Island, New England, the nation and world through innovation. Will you join us? 

Meet Our Sites and Programs

Venture Cafe Cambridge

We host Greater Boston’s largest weekly gathering of innovators, 3 – 8 pm! Join us – it’s free and open to the public.

District Hall Boston Civic Innovation Center

We operate the world’s first and largest civic innovation center, a dedicated space for the innovation community to gather, exchange ideas, and host events.  Come visit and find new ways to use it!

Roxbury Innovation Center

A neighborhood focused innovation center in the heart of Dudley Square dedicated to local economic development.

Venture Cafe Providence

Providing our weekly Thursday evening programming to help businesses launch and grow. 

District Hall Providence

A dedicated space for the innovation community to gather, exchange ideas, and host events.  We offer open workspace in our lounge and meeting rooms to rent. Open to anyone to stop by and try it out!

StartHub

A comprehensive, centralized, online platform designed to connect, support, and grow Greater Boston’s world-class technology and early-stage community.  StartHub serves as the homepage for Greater Boston startup ecosystem.

Corporate Innovation

Our Corporate Innovation programs connects larger companies with innovators and startups to help expand their businesses.

Global Network

Learn about our growing global Venture Cafe Network

OUR IMPACT

2019 ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS
  • Events – 2,200+
  • Attendees – 130,000+
  • Value of Space Donated – $1M+
CUMULATIVE ACTIVITIES
  • Events – 9,400
  • Attendees – 660,000+
  • Value of Space Donated – $6M+
DIGITAL COMMUNITY
  • Website Unique Visits:  180,000
  • Newsletter Subscribers:  36,700
  • Social Media Followers:  32,000

Who We Serve

Entrepreneurs

We help connect entrepreneurs and innovators to people, programming, and resources across the Greater Boston region. Learn more.

Investors

We provide social events and curated, early-stage pitch programming to support investor deal flow from the Greater Boston region.

Enterprise Innovators

We provide organizations with insight and access to startups & emerging technologies to fuel their innovation strategies.

What We Offer

Programming

We facilitate knowledge-sharing within the community through workshops, panels and roundtables in three locations – Kendall Square, Seaport and Dudley Square

Event & Meeting Space

We offer event and meeting space in two locations in the Greater Boston area – District Hall located in Seaport and Roxbury Innovation Center located in Dudley Square

Conversations

We partner with corporate innovators to host thought-provoking, panel discussions on topics important to growing innovation across the many sectors represented in the Greater Boston area.