Venture Café Foundation

What We Do

The Venture Café Foundation connects innovators to make things happen.  We believe that any one with idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur.

Venture Café is a 501c3 non-profit foundation that:

  • Accelerates innovation, with spaces, programs and conversations that foster collaboration, ignite creativity, catalyze action and yield solutions to the problems facing humanity today, locally and globally.
  • Provides a social support system for innovators of all kinds, which strengthens communities and economies.
  • Drives an inclusive innovation community, including people of all origins and education as well as of goals, ideas, technologies and industries.

The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships.

How We Do It

The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships.

  • Conversations and events that expand an integrative understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship, such as the Innovation and the City conference.

Where We Work

The Venture Café Foundation is part of a global network of Cafés that intend to connect entrepreneurs to resources across the world.

The growing list of Venture Cafés include:

Our Guiding Principles

  • Innovation is a social process fueled by trust, collaboration and storytelling.
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship are not ends in themselves. They are means to improve the human condition.

The  Venture Café Foundation is incorporated as a Massachusetts Not-for-Profit Corporation and is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit.  The Venture Cafe Foundation was started and incubated out of CIC Cambribge.