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 email@example.com.
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.
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?
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