Venture Café Winston-Salem (VCWS) helps accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship through programming and events that help individuals and organizations to connect.
About Venture Café Winston-Salem
By creating an intentional space where innovators and entrepreneurs, inventors and investors, artists and scientists, students and CEOs from across the Innovation Quarter and Triad region convene, Venture Cafe fosters the exchange of ideas, promotes equitable relationship building and inspires community and entrepreneurial action.
The non-profit’s Thursday Gathering held at Bailey Power Plant is its most public-facing program and one of the most popular events in the Innovation Quarter.
This weekly event provides the community with a relaxed and collaborative setting to physically come together, share ideas and learn from each other. Much more than a “networking event,” each Thursday Gathering offers a variety of breakout sessions of interest to anyone interested in ideas, all forms of innovation from technology to social, and investing in our community with time, talent and resources.
As the Innovation Quarter’s “living room,” VCWS brings new people and ideas into the district on a weekly basis—helping to power the region’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem and accelerate the transition to a knowledge economy.
Venture Café: A Globally Connected, Locally Rooted Network
VCWS is a member of a global network, operating under the name Venture Cafe, which is working to accelerate the innovation process and build stronger, more inclusive innovation ecosystems worldwide.
With partner organizations in Boston/Cambridge, St. Louis, Miami, Tokyo and Rotterdam, every Venture Café site works together to connect innovators nationally and internationally. These six sites touch more than 100,000 innovators, entrepreneurs and investors each year.
Locally, the Innovation Quarter is one of the founding partners of VCWS, alongside the DataMax Foundation and the L. David Mounts Foundation.
Get involved in this exciting endeavor. It’s as easy as attending. Check out their website to learn about opportunities with Venture Café Winston-Salem.