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Volunteer Program

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Venture Café Foundation relies on the generosity of volunteers who enjoy giving back to the community and who share our commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation. Volunteers are vital to programs at Venture Café Kendall, District Hall, and Roxbury Innovation Center.

The goal of our Volunteer Program is to train and employ a team of enthusiasts who help operate programming that strengthens the Boston ecosystem and recycle back to the community more skilled and connected individual contributors.

Venture Café accepts volunteers on a rolling basis to assist in a variety of areas including event operations, marketing, social media, etc. The benefits include becoming a member of our close-knit Venture Café and CIC family, building new skills, and enjoying exclusive access and events reserved for our volunteers.

If you are prepared to learn, share, work hard, and connect, apply to become a volunteer by submitting the Volunteer Application Form here.

Should you have any questions, please email volunteers@vencaf.org.


 

Office Hours Program

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Office hours are available for aspiring and current entrepreneurs to receive advice from experienced business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors. Office Hours are held weekly during Café Night @ Kendall, monthly during Café Night @ Roxbury Innovation Center, and quarterly during Café Nights @ District Hall.

The goal of our Office Hour program is to help individuals with ideas or ventures build a successful company. Individuals can seek objective advice and guidance on a variety of topics from general business insights to funding, legal, finance, and more.

Venture Café Foundation selects a limited number of experienced experts with a record of success to hold office hours during Café Nights. If you are a Greater Boston area expert and are looking to assist individuals with building their businesses, apply to become an advisor by submitting the Office Hour Advisor Application Form here.

Should you have any questions, please email info@vencaf.org.


 

Event Speaking Opportunities

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Café Night events are a platform for local businesses, governments, organizations, and experts to host educational program that benefits the entrepreneurial and innovation community. This programming can take the form of workshops, talks, forums, pitch events, hackathons, and more.

Venture Café seeks programming from a wide variety of organizations on broad topics for its Café Nights. All event proposals are evaluated based on their potential to help educate the community. Please review our policy and criteria for hosting programming during Café Night.

If you represent an organization interested in hosting programming during Café Nights @ Kendall, review our policy and submit the Event Programming Application Form here.

Should you have any questions, please email eventcoor@vencaf.org.

 

 


 

Showcase Program

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Venture Café Foundation’s Café Nights event is an opportunity for local businesses, governments, organizations, and entrepreneurs to inform the community of upcoming, events, programs, and products.

Organizations can apply to host an Info Table during the weekly Café Nights at Kendall by submitting the Info Table Form here. Questions about securing an Info Table should be directed to infotable@vencaf.org

Startups can apply to showcase their products at a Demo Table during the monthly Theme-nights during Café Night at Kendall. Please note that the Demo Tables are hosted during the monthly themed events only. Placement at a demo table involves a selection process. Those selected for demos will have prototypes or products related to the programming theme of the evening. Questions about participating in the Demo program should be directed to demos@vencaf.org.