There’s never been a more important time for us to come together. Visit our Community Resources & Support page for information on how to stay connected with your Innovation Quarter community.

Venture Café Winston-Salem

The spot to be for entrepreneurs and innovators of all kinds.

Venture Café Winston-Salem fosters the exchange of ideas, builds relationships and inspires community and entrepreneurial action by creating a space where innovators and entrepreneurs, inventors and investors, artists and scientists, students, and CEOs connect. Through programming and events, Venture Café powers the region’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem.

The organization’s cornerstone program, Thursday Gathering, is held in the Crane Room in Bailey Power Plant every week. This event provides a relaxed, collaborative setting for thinkers from all walks of life to share ideas and learn from each other. If you think it’s just another networking event, you’re wrong. On Thursday nights, the whole community is invited in to relax and connect in Venture Café’s living room. In addition, each Thursday Gathering offers breakout sessions on innovation in all its forms—from technology to social—from a variety of community members.

Venture Café Winston-Salem is a member of a global network—Venture Cafe Global Institute—which works to build stronger, more inclusive innovation ecosystems worldwide. Every Venture Café site works together to connect thousands of innovators nationally and internationally to, in their words, “make things happen.”

Getting involved is as easy as attending. Check out the Venture Café Winston-Salem website to connect with the community.

The ACCESS Center for Equity + Success

Putting the spotlight on the minority- and women-owned businesses.

ACCESS Center for Equity + Success helps established minority- and woman-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) thrive through coaching, certification training, contract matching and access to operating capital. Powered by the partnership of Piedmont Business Capital and Venture Café Winston-Salem, the ACCESS Center seeks to create a more equitable economy through job creation and business growth.

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