Choose the right session for you


Inclusive and innovative lectures, panel discussions, talks or pitch sessions focused on providing substantive insights, learnings, lessons and a platform for sharing ideas

Usually an hour long session, with shorter panels and presentations welcome

Encourage audience participation; meant to spark ideas, lead to discussion afterward and spur action


Workshops, ideation sessions, design thinking exercises, hackathons, community conversations and all manner of interactive opportunities to collaborate, exchange ideas and learn from each other

Sometimes in the form of focus groups, think tanks or just roundtables


One-on-one coaching, advising or mentoring services offered by investors, experienced leaders and entrepreneurial support organisations

Participants usually sign up ahead of time in 10, 15, 20, 30 minute time slots

The aim is to give participants useful information in their time slot, not as a way to sell a follow up session


Info and demo tables featuring information about innovation community organisations, service providers, upcoming events or conferences

Not a breakout session, but a table manned by an organisation trying to reach the Venture Café community

No sales are allowed, but organisations can have people sign up for their mailing lists