Make it happen!


Venture Cafe Sydney is the eighth and newest member of a Venture Cafe Global network founded in 2009 by the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Boston, USA.

Championed by Macquarie University and Venture Cafe Sydney founding partners include; City of Ryde, EY, Konica Minolta, NAB, NSW Department of Industry, ORIX, Stockland and Visionary Group.

Goal & Mission

Our goal is to build an innovation community and to accelerate innovation within the regional ecosystem. The foundation does that by offering programming and connections that build relationships between students, startups, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and other organisations.

Our mission is to broaden, connect and support the innovation community through offering a freely accessible network with programming to help anyone with an idea to succeed. By connecting innovators, we create impact and foster innovation and growth.

We believe:

  • Anyone with an idea has the potential to become a successful entrepreneur or innovator

  • Isolation is the enemy of innovation: relationships are a critical success factor for entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Cross-over connections between innovators from various industries can catalyse innovation & impact

  • Equal access to a social support system can strengthen entrepreneurship, communities and economies

Our partners




We’re a small but mighty team that thrives on experimentation, new ideas, provocative conversations and seeing new relationships unfold. 


Reach out to us anytime on - we’d love to hear from you.