Change Cambridge from within.


Since 2010, Venture Café Cambridge has been providing the connective tissue to uncover and link various parts of an innovation ecosystem, amplifying the work of partners and convening the local community. Conceived with the founding support of Cambridge Innovation Center, Venture Café leverages high-touch programming, spaces, storytelling, and broad innovation engagement to hold over 500 events, 2000 sessions, and welcoming over 160,000 attendees. 



Venture Café Cambridge is a program of Innovation Studio whose mission is to democratize innovation by cultivating relationships and providing resources for anyone to successfully launch and grow a business.

Innovation Studio also operates Venture Café Providence, District Hall Providence, District Hall Boston, and Roxbury Innovation Center with free programs and collaborative spaces, creating impactful and inclusive pathways to business and economic development. Learn more about Innovation Studio programs and spaces here.

We envision a world in which anyone can be an innovator.

Venture Café Cambridge is part of a global network that seeks to further the local innovation ecosystem. Our mission is to “connect innovators to make things happen” through high-impact programming, spaces, storytelling, and broad innovation engagement.
Connect with other innovators & attend our virtual and in-person events.
Learn from like minded, inspiring people as well as industry experts in their fields.
Help strengthen Cambridge’s innovation community by sharing your knowledge and story.
Global network
Venture Café Cambridge is part of the growing Venture Café global network – and that means you are, too!
Industry Agnostic
Innovation happens at the intersections of industries and disciplines, that’s why every week we convene the entire ecosystem.
Innovation is for Everyone
Venture Café Cambridge is dedicated to making innovation ecosystems more equitable and creating pathways for everyone to take part in innovation.

Venture Café CIC

Venture Café began as a simple idea within the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Massachusetts. A longtime global leader in building innovation campuses and shared workspaces, CIC began evolving from its concept of physical spaces to one of greater meaningful community in 2009. This new iteration grew into a global movement known for its entrepreneurial resources and inclusivity. Today, Venture Café Global Institute – now its own enterprise – expands to new cities on its own as well as alongside other CIC ventures.

"We love spending time at Venture Café’s Thursday Gathering because of the level of people that come here. All the people that come here have a goal and have a willingness to share, whatever it is; contacts, information and tips & tricks. From every Venture Café I’ve been to, I’ve taken something home with me that made Skoon or myself personally better."
Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst
Founder, Skoon

Venture Café is part of a global network – and that means you are, too!

Venture Café Cambridge is part of the growing Venture Café global network – and that means you are, too! Through our collaborations in cities from Tokyo to Warsaw to Rotterdam, we’ll connect you with change-makers and resources to help you expand innovation both locally and globally. Together, let’s ignite creativity and catalyze action to solve humankind’s challenges while meaningfully supporting entrepreneurs and innovators, many of whom have traditionally been underserved. Check out the benefits of worldwide collaboration!