Change Sydney from within.

At Venture Café Sydney, we partner with companies and organizations that are evolving business, education, technology, social justice, science and the arts within Sydney and beyond. Along with pitch nights, thought provoking content and one-on-one sessions, our flagship program – Thursday Gathering – provides you with hundreds of connection and action opportunities each week, both online and at our inspiring venues. When you take part in a Venture Café event, you can meet hundreds of creative, resourceful people who are just as invested in improving life in Sydney as you are.

Venture Café Sydney is a non-profit organization and global network that seeks to further the local innovation ecosystem. Our mission is to “connect innovators to make things happen” through high-impact programming, spaces, storytelling, and broad innovation engagement.
Connect with other innovators & attend our virtual and in-person events.
Learn from like minded-, inspiring people as well as industry experts in their fields.
Help strengthen Sydney’s innovation community by sharing your knowledge and story.
Global network
Venture Café Sydney is part of the growing Venture Café global network – and that means you are, too!
Industry Agnostic
Innovation happens at the intersections of industries and disciplines, that’s why every week we convene the entire ecosystem.
Innovation is for Everyone
Venture Café Sydney is dedicated to making innovation ecosystems more equitable and creating pathways for everyone to take part in innovation.

Venture Café CIC

Venture Café began as a simple idea within the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Massachusetts. A longtime global leader in building innovation campuses and shared workspaces, CIC began evolving from its concept of physical spaces to one of greater meaningful community in 2009. This new iteration grew into a global movement known for its entrepreneurial resources and inclusivity. Today, Venture Café Global Institute – now its own enterprise – expands to new cities on its own as well as alongside other CIC ventures.

"We participated in an Edtech Thursday Gathering and it's been very fruitful . . . we are discussing a pilot project!!"
Anthony Aarons
CEO, Epifini
"I ran a hack around 'how do we make our homes smarter, cozier and more fun?' So we used Lego play to look at problems to be solved and how we can find solutions for them integrating IoT, AI, VR and other innovative tech."
Angela Chan
Founder, Hackathons Australia and Innovation Lead, Schneider Electric
This is our Kickstarter campaign which is our pre-sales campaign. We've got these prototypes that we've worked long and hard for and now we've made them. We've done a whole bunch of media and we've launched our pre-sales campaign. In our first day we raised $50,000 and now we've topped up over $80,000 right here tonight."
Scott McKeon
Co-Founder, Espresso Displays
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Venture Café is part of a global network – and that means you are, too!

Venture Café Sydney is part of the growing Venture Café global network – and that means you are, too! Through our collaborations in cities from Tokyo to Warsaw to Boston, we’ll connect you with change-makers and resources to help you expand innovation both locally and globally. Together, let’s ignite creativity and catalyze action to solve humankind’s challenges while meaningfully supporting entrepreneurs and innovators, many of whom have traditionally been underserved. Check out the benefits of worldwide collaboration!