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Thursday Gathering Café Nights

  • Venture Cafe Sydney 58 Waterloo Road Macquarie Park Australia (map)

This week's Thursday Gathering is kindly hosted by ORIX Australia and we have a great lineup of guests, activations, workshop and fun planned.

In keeping with our theme "What moves you" we are exploring the future of transport from a global perspective. With Labor's new climate change policy of 50% of new cars to be electric vehicles by 2030 - its good timing to discuss the shift toward electric technology, shared mobility and how to start "it" up in a regulated sector with our panels of experts from ORIX, EY, TfNSW, VIA, GoGet, JET Charge and Norton Rose Fulbright.

You'll also get a chance to have a good look at Hyundai's latest electric cars on show, find out how robots (or cars) see with leading AI vision experts Dr Jeroen Vendrig and Dr Nagita Mehrseresht and see some of the latest shared mobility tech on show from Via, Cohop and goget.


Or bring your team down for some friendly Asahi fuelled old school Daytona 500 racing - can you level up? See you on there!

About Thursday Gatherings

Thursday Gatherings are held each Thursday from 3 to 8 pm, as the flagship program of Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit organisation, and part of the Venture Cafe Global Institute and the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Hosted by Macquarie University - we build and support the innovation community in order to accelerate innovation and to foster growth. By offering freely accessible programs we create a platform where students, startups, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, government and other organisations can meet each other by ‘serendipitous encounters’ and create impact.

  • Networking - is the central purpose of Café Nights. It is an opportunity to meet like-minded innovators to create meaningful connections, exchange ideas and forge new collaborations. Solicitations are not allowed during Café night events.

  • Programming - in the form of workshops, talks, forums, pitch event, hackathons, etc. Organisations seeking to host programming during one of the weekly Café Nights at Venture Café Sydney should submit an Event Request Form here.

  • Office hours - experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and service professionals are available each week during Café Night. Individuals may book a 30-minute, one-on-one session with one or more of our experts, advisors, mentors by accessing our Office Hour Booking System here. To apply to the Office Hour program as an advisor, submit your Office Hour Program application here.

  • Info tables - available during Café nights, info tables are designed for organisations to share/promote information about programs, competitions, and events relevant to the Venture Café audience. Organisations may submit an info table request form to apply for a spot.