How do we improve the human condition? We believe that innovation and entrepreneurship are means to do exactly that. However, before we can even focus on using either of those things to pay it forward, we have to focus on ourselves; more specifically, on our own nourishment. If we’re not able to eat, how can we even begin to think about helping others? Only then can we, as Pillar Companies’ Sarah Hodges says, do something remarkable, make a meaningful contribution to the world.

So what does nourishment have to do with Thursday’s Café Night at Kendall? It’s our fourth theme night focused on entrepreneurs and innovations in the food and beverage industry. Special thanks to Venture Café Volunteer Kosta Chernikov (also Co-Founder of Georgian Toast) and  for helping to organize Thursday’s themed Café Night.

First, attend the Slow Money Boston Showcase featuring Fox Point Pickling Company, Mattapan Ecovation Center, Ocean State Smoked Fish Company, SamosaMan Exotic Food, Democracy Brewing, and American Stonecraft. Then, check out our panel,Savory Success Stories: A Discussion on Boston Food Startups, with Branchfood‘s Lauren Abda, Stockpot Malden‘s Emily Gouillart, Foundation Kitchen‘s Ciaran Nagle, and moderated by Venture Café’s very own Blonde Beauchamp (also Founder of The Craic and Blonde). Following the panel, join TCN UpStart Roundtable for a casual conversation between The Food Loft‘s Adam Salomone (also Founder and Partner of Salt Ventures), Edible Ventures‘s Bob Stringer (also Founder of Crimson Seed Capital), and Silicon Valley Bank’s Pete MacDonald.

During the latter part of the Café, enjoy samples from Apotheker’s, beantrust, @coffeepeddlers, Meal TicketNama Kiss, NOLA Fresh Foods, Noodle LabNutty Life, ParTea, SamosaMan, and X.O.I. And, visit Info Tables for Dinner Belles, LeanBox, Spoiler Alert, and a program of The Venture Café Foundation.

And, as always get feedback and find resources to grow your startup during Office Hours with our adept advisors, including two new additions to our ever-expanding Office Hours roster: Tricia Young-Shaw, Founder and Principal of TLE Consulting Group, and Christine Dunn, host of Venture Café Presents and President and Founder of ArcPoint Strategic Communications. Don’t forget to reserve all of your appointments for Office Hours now!

Please find the full schedule below.

Hope to see you Thursday,


Thursday – October 27, 2016

3:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Café Night at Kendall in Session: Savory Success Stories
Venture Café, 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02140

Feature Events

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Slow Money Boston Showcase

5:30 – 6:30 P.M. | Savory Success Stories: A Discussion About Boston Food Startups with Lauren Abda, Emily Gouillart, Ciaran Nagle, and Blonde Beauchamp

6:30 – 7:30 P.M. | TCN UpStart Roundtable with Adam Salomone, Bob Stringer, and Pete MacDonald

Office Hours

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Christine Dunn – commercializing and marketing your ideas

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Chuck Goldstone – it’s about your startup’s story

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Investors Collaborative – Ed Friedman

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Jacquie Kay – Sun Walking Group

3:00 – 5:00 P.M. | Tricia Young-Shaw – helping community-based businesses

3:00 – 5:30 P.M. | Marty Sack – SCORE

3:00 – 6:00 P.M. | Joe Caruso – Advocate for Entrepreneurs

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Andreas Randow – turning your product into a functional company

6:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Alok Singh – go-to-market strategies and tactics


5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Apotheker’s

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | beantrust

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | @coffeepeddlers

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Meal Ticket

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Nama Kiss

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | NOLA Fresh Foods

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Noodle Lab

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Nutty Life

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | ParTea

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | SamosaMan

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | X.O.I

Info Tables

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Dinner Belles

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | LeanBox

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | Spoiler Alert

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. |