What makes venture cafe So special?

  1. Venture Café is NOT a "networking" event nor a "Happy Hour"  

    We call it a Gathering so that people can feel safe to come and connect with others without the pressure of a sale (or getting asked out). Our Golden Rules: Don't sell too much, don't drink too much.

  2. The sessions are about learning and expanding our ideas, not a chance to sell a service

    Guests should be able to leave with knowledge they didn’t previously have, or an idea that sparks action or a new way of thinking. They should foster discussions and get people thinking. This is a test kitchen, a place to try new ways of enlightening people.

  3. We do not share our lists with any group

    If you would like to connect with participants in your session, you will be responsible for collecting names and emails.

  4. We are professional and friendly

    Sessions are not about attacking or criticising each other; it should be a safe space to discuss ideas. We encourage helpful and constructive feedback, but if guests are being rude or pulling conversation too far off course, please remind guests that this is not the place to air personal grievances.