CONNECTING INNOVATORS TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
 

GIVE IT A CRACK

GET INVOLVED. MAKE NEW FRIENDS. MAKE CONNECTIONS. JOIN A GLOBAL TEAM.

BECOME A VENTURE CAFE AMBASSADOR TODAY.

IF YOU ARE PASSIONATE. ENTREPRENEURIAL. ENERGETIC. CURIOUS. FRIENDLY. A CHANGE MAKER… THEN GIVE IT A CRACK!

#THURSDAYGATHERING

 

#thursdaygathering

We are always looking for talented individuals to be a part of our awesome team of VENTURE CAFE ambassadors.

Are you the the socialite chatting everyone up at the party? the one pouring drinks? or posting those hashtags all over social media? We have roles for every type of entertainer. Come and chat to us in person at our Thursday Gatherings to see how you could give it a crack.


CONGRATULATIONS ANN!

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Congratulations to Ann Phan, the winner of our Give It A Crack Competition.

We loved her killer video which creatively showcased her experience at our Thursday Gatherings. Enjoy your weekend in the city for two!

GIVE IT A CRACK

WIN A WEEKEND ON US!

To win a weekend on us in the Sydney CBD just make sure to attend Venture Café Sydney and post your experience on LinkedIn with the hashtag #thursdaygathering and tag @venturecafesydney.

This competition closed on Thursday 26th September 2019.

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WIN a one night’s stay in the Studio Luxury Suite at the Meriton Suites in Sydney’s Central Business District.

 
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Dine

PLUS an all-you-can-eat dinner buffer at the Sydney Revolving Tower Restaurant.

  • Guaranteed window seating

  • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks

  • Lift ticket to level 2, Sydney Tower.

    See menu here.

 

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These are our awesome Ambassadors Avishkar and Alice with their new Venture Cafe swag!

Ambassador attendance is on a ‘when you can’ basis. Just remember, you get out what you put in.

 
 

What is Venture Cafe?

Venture Cafe is where the magic happens! We are a community based initiative designed to break the silos between students, startups, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and other organisations to connect people and enhance the innovation system. Every Thursday we come together to discuss big and wonderful ideas to make things happen and improve the human condition.

What is a Thursday Gathering?

We meet every Thursday from 3-8pm, and this is what we call our Thursday Gathering. It is the heart of Venture Cafe!

Who is Venture Cafe for?

EVERYONE! We are open to all students, startups, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and other organisations. We do not discriminate. We are for all ethnicities, religions, ages, genders, sexual preferences and marital status.

When is Venture Cafe?

We hold our Thursday Gatherings every Thursday from 3-8pm.

Is Venture Cafe free?

Yes.

Where is Venture Cafe Sydney?

58 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, NSW, 2113.

We are only a 20 minute walk down Waterloo Road from Macquarie University

We are only a 20 minute walk down Waterloo Road from Macquarie University

We are tucked in between the Macquarie University Buildings. Just follow the signs to find us!

Walk in between building 1 and 2 to find us.

Walk in between building 1 and 2 to find us.

How do I get to Venture Cafe?

  • Train - Nearest station is Macquarie Park. 5 minute walk away. 

  • Walk - We are a 20 minute walk away from Macquarie University.

  • Bus - Closest bus stop to Venture Cafe is called ‘Waterloo Rd after Coolinga St"‘. Stop ID: 2113219

  • Shuttle bus - Macquarie University Courtesy Bus can take you from the Macquarie University Library to the Engineering Faculty. Just show your student ID to the driver and you’re on your way. Venture Cafe is just a short walk towards the uni from the drop off point. See the shuttle bus timetable here.

Is there parking? 

Yes, there is on street parking available on Giffnock Ave for guest and ambassadors. 

At Venture Cafe

What roles are there available for an ambassador to do?

Scroll up to see the roles we have available. If you still have questions please email jacqueline@venturecafesydney.org.

Will I be doing the same job the entire time? 

No. We encourage our ambassadors to switch between roles.

Will I be able to listen to the talks?

This depends on the amount of ambassadors we have volunteering. Otherwise we greatly encourage all our ambassadors to immerse themselves in the Venture Cafe experience.  

Will there be food and drink available? 

Yes we have free booze and food. Catering varies from week to week. Sometimes we have cheese platters, other days we have sliders! Come along to see what we have this week. 

Commitment Expectations

Do I have to come every week? 

Commitment expectations are flexible. Ambassador attendance is on a ‘when you can’ basis. Just remember, you get out what you put in. We have the following levels of superstars:-

  • Supporter: One session per month (2 hours/ month)

  • Hero: Two sessions per month (4 hours/ month)

  • Rockstar: Three sessions per month (6 hours/ month)

  • Angel: Four sessions per month (8 hours/ month)

Do I have to stay the entire time? 

No. If you can only come, for example, for 3 out of the 5 hours that’s okay! We understand you have other commitments, so if you can make time for us that’s awesome! If you’re sick one week, that’s okay. We are only human. Every moment of your presence is valued. 

Do I need experience to become an ambassador? 

No. 

Is there any training involved?

Yes, you will need to undertake a welcome and training session on your first afternoon at Venture Cafe. 

Will I get paid for being an ambassador?

No, being an ambassador for Venture Cafe is purely voluntary.

What’s in it for me?

By being a part of the Venture Cafe community you will be a part of something ‘big’! You will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with leaders in the business industries to broaden your professional and personal connections

  • Develop strong interpersonal skills

  • Develop confidence and become a dynamic and strong communicator

  • Grow in your ability to share and collaborate

  • Create content driven breakout sessions

  • Serve as a guide to new attendees, particularly first-timers