Supporting a community that “Connects Innovators to Make Things Happen”


Venture Café Providence’s Thursday Gatherings are made possible from the generous support of our program partners and sponsors.

Together, we’ll co-create experiences and resources for our community while amplifying your organization’s role in the innovation ecosystem. 

Like all of us here at Venture Café Providence, you care about discovering the next big idea, supporting those who know how to get it done, and changing lives for the better.

Partnerships offer opportunities to engage with Venture Café Providence on programming that supports inclusive and equitable entrepreneurship and innovation. A space where ideas and investment collide, driving research and development and increasing the likelihood of bringing those solutions to market. 

Our partnership packages are designed to offer a range of benefits that will meet your needs. Each package provides marketing and promotion opportunities, as well as collaboration and engagement activities to facilitate connections with New England’s diverse innovation community. 

Customizable engagement opportunities include:

  • Thematic Thursday Gathering sponsorships
  • Session sponsorships
  • LAUNCH! Pre-accelerator partnership
  • Pitch program partnership
  • ReLAUNCH! partnership
  • Annual sponsorship

For more information contact us with the form below.

Technology discovery
Get a first look at locally developed apps, software and scientific breakthroughs and invest in their growth.
Talent sourcing
Each week, hundreds of people with unmatched expertise and passion join Venture Café events. Meet them. Collaborate with them. Hire them.
Employee engagement
Nurture employee potential and talent by inviting top-performers and ideators to lead your sponsored projects.
Thought leadership
Position your brand as the go-to expert in your field, both in Philadelphia and beyond.
Social Good
We believe innovation is for everyone, that’s why every week we create a free, open doorway to the innovation ecosystem. You can help us create opportunities for all to take part in the innovation economy.
Let’s be creative!
There are in so many ways we can create engagement. Contact us and let’s come up with an opportunity that suits you.

Engaged Innovators

% startups or small businesses

Inspiring Sessions

Thursday Gathering
Collaborate with Venture Café’s team to design a sector-specific Thursday Gathering to foster strategic connections between innovators, researchers, startups and corporates.
Session Series
Short session. Big impact. You’ll collaborate with Venture Café’s team to develop a recurring session targeting a certain sector or area of expertise.
Pitch Night
This partnership supports the showcase of Rhode Island's up and coming entrepreneurs, while increasing opportunities for collaboration and innovation within the startup ecosystem. The Providence team has developed several pitch events formats to suit the entrepreneurs at various stages and across sectors.
Annual Partnership
A comprehensive partnership that supports not just the Thursday Gathering but various programs operated by Venture Café. Annual sponsorships include engagement opportunities in Thursday Gatherings, accelerator programs and more.
Let's be creative!
Looking for something a little different? We’ve got plenty of additional opportunities or could work with you on something completely unique. Get in touch, and let’s make something happen!
Get in contact with us!
Let’s get in touch and figure out how we can partner up!
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