Welcome to Office Hours

Free Coaching Services for Entrepreneurs

For more than seven years, the Venture Café Cambridge Office Hours Program

has offered coaching services free of charge to the Greater Boston area community.

Our mission is to improve the success rate of start-ups and small businesses

by connecting entrepreneurs to a robust roster of experts for advice.

Expert Mentors

Our mentors, numbering more than 50, are successful entrepreneurs, seasoned business executives, and investors – with expertise that spans key areas important to business success.

Locations

Entrepreneurs and inspiring entrepreneurs may access Open Office Hours at any of our three locations: Venture Café Cambridge, District Hall, and Roxbury Innovation Center.

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Book Office Hours with Our Experts

Book a free consultation with our mentors to answer tough questions

and help you navigate the challenges of building, launching and scaling your business.

 

To join your appointment, you must sign in at Virtual Venture Cafe on Thursdays:

  1. Go to www.vencaf.org/signin
  2.  Scroll down to the Office Hours section  
  3. Locate your adviser and click “Join Virtual Meeting” at your appointment time
  4. Contact info@vencaf.org if you have any questions!

 

 

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Ally Chang

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Wyss Institute of Harvard University

Life science business leader with diverse experiences, specializing in new products and go-to-market strategy

Venture Café Kendall

Andreas Randow

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Proper Orange

Venture Café (Acapulco) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Angela Pitter

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LiveWire Collaborative

Digital Marketing Consultancy providing data-driven strategies to help established businesses connect, collaborate, and convert their target communities

Venture Café Cambridge

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Bill Larrenaga

505,513,515,517

WAL Consulting

Former KPMG partner, current part-time CFO for start-ups and provides assistance with business plans, organizational design and general business.

Venture Café - 5th Floor (Café Table) @ CIC, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Venture Café Kendall, District Hall

Chuck Goldstone

504,511,513,515,516,517

Chuck Goldstone | Strategies and Stories

Communications Strategist, Story Extractor, Insight Catalyst, Message Doctor, Author, Keynote Speaker

Venture Café (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

District Hall, Venture Cafe Cambridge

David Boundy

509

Cambridge Technology Law LLC

Intellectual property strategist, counselor especially for software and medical devices

Venture Café Kendall

David Platt

506,528,518

Rolling Thunder Computing Inc

Research and design for your users, their needs and wants, and their journeys through your app, before you code it. Not after.

Venture Café (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Venture Café Cambridge

Ed Friedman
Ed Friedman

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Investors Colaborative

Experienced hardware and software entrepreneur.

Venture Café (Acapulco) 5th floor @ CIC, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Venture Café Kendall

Erik Riedel

506,527,528

Works Together

Energetic & Experienced engineering + innovation leader in infrastructure tech and building clouds.

Venture Café Kendall

GeorgeMabry
George Mabry

504,506,526,508,515,516,517

Converge Venture Partners

Investor, seasoned entrepreneur and senior executive.

Venture Café (Octave) @ CIC, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Venture Café Kendall

Gianne Doherty

504,505,508,511,1123,514,515,516,1166,517

Innovation Studio

Time reserved for LAUNCH! Pre-Accelerator

Roxbury Innovation Center

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Jessica Manganello

509

New Leaf Legal, LLC

Business attorney and legal structuring guru.

District Hall, Venture Café Cambridge

Jodi-Tatiana Charles

511

LCG Brands

Strategic marketing, branding and communication expert with nearly three decades of experience.

Café Night at Kendall (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Venture Café Kendall, District Hall

Joe Caruso

504,505,506,508,513,515,517

Bantam Group

Advocate for Entrepreneurs, Investor, and Board Member.

Café Night at Kendall (Veracruz) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Venture Café Kendall, District Hall, Roxbury Innovation Center

Kevin Wiant

504,505,511,512,513,515,516,517

Venture Cafe Foundation

Senior Executive with experience in management, sales, business development and marketing.

Venture Café (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Venture Café Kendall, District Hall, Roxbury Innovation Center

Le Zhang, CEO Squadle
Le Zhang

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Squadle

Venture-backed founder focused on Better Data. Better Operations. Better Profitability.™

Venture Café (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Venture Café Kendall, District Hall

Marcus Yee
Marcus Yee

504,506,511,514,516

Soft10

Strategic Business Development, Sales and Sales Consulting Professional

Venture Café (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Venture Café Kendall, District Hall

Mark Maragni

504,512,514,516,517

Impact GTM

Hands-on enterprise B2B Go-to-Market expert, focused on increasing revenue and deal size.

Venture Café (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Venture Café Cambridge

Marty Sack

511,515,516

SCORE

Experience founder and executive of both for-profit and non-profits advising on Marketing, Business Development, Fundraising & Start-ups.

Venture Café (Huatulco) 5th floor @ CIC, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Venture Café Kendall

Maura Moran

509,517

Cambridge Technology Law

Patent lawyer/strategic alliances counsel for software, robotics, and electro-mechanical systems

Melissa DiPalma

1124,1123,813

Sparkk

Messaging consulting, story refinement and pitch preparation for entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders

Venture Café Cambridge

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Melissa Yee

799,511

Startup Ecosystem Expert

Venture Café (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Venture Café Cambridge

Norman Eng

504,508,515

U.S. Small Business Administration

Connector of GOV Programs and Services

Venture Café (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Venture Café Cambridge

Pardees Safizadeh

519,511,512,513,1123,516,1166,813,517

Albaloo

Marketing leader with a proven track record of scaling revenue

Venture Café Cambridge

Rachel O’Neil

504,513

PeopleNova Human Capital

Building people strategies and organizational cultures

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Rob Kornblum

508,511,513,515

StartLaunchGrow

Former venture-backed executive and VC, now coaching founders for dynamic growth

Venture Café Kendall

Robert Donahoe

509

Build IP, LLC

Intellectual Property & Technology Attorney - Engineer - Innovator

Venture Café (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Venture Café Cambridge

Scott McKenzie

504,533,505,510,515

Silverman, Avila & Gershaw, CPAs

CPA with breadth of knowledge helping entrepreneurs with forecast preparation, fund raising support, outsourced CFO and more

Venture Café Cambridge

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Stephanie Lustgarten

521,526,513

Takeda

Executive with diverse experience in life sciences.

Venture Café (Huatulco) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Venture Café Kendall

Stephen Pitt

521,504,526,507,517

Johnson and Johnson Innovation - JLABS

Senior strategic healthcare leader transforming breakthrough science & digital technologies.

Venture Café Cambridge

Tara Atwood

504,505,508,511,1123,514,515,516,1166,517

Innovation Studio

Time reserved for LAUNCH! Pre-Accelerator

Roxbury Innovation Center

Thomas McGauley

505,517

CBIZ & MHM

National accounting and tax provider.

Venture Café Kendall

Vinit Nijhawan

504,508,515,517

Boston University

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Academic

Venture Café (Café Table) @ CIC, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142

Venture Café Kendall

Will Brierly

504,511,515,516,528

Snowrunner Productions

Entrepreneur, Marketing, Crowdfunding, Software, AR/VR

Venture Café Cambridge

Become a Mentor

The mentor’s role is to assist the entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur to make solid progress on their venture. As an expert Mentor from our Office Hours program, you will be able to help entrepreneurs, connect with some of the most innovative companies and build community with established experts in New England.
We are always looking for exceptional experts to advise entrepreneurs. If you fall into one of the expertise categories we offer, we would be delighted to hear from you!

There’s a difference between staying busy and staying busy with passion, challenge, and creativity. This is what it’s like for me to be a volunteer mentor at the Venture Café almost every week of the year.  As a former founder and CEO of a popular dating service, a national publication, as well as a non-profit executive, I’m able to help bring value and insight to hundreds of entrepreneurs in diverse stages of exciting business and non-profit creation and growth. It’s a joy to connect with clients of all ages and business ideas and ventures.”

Marty Sack

Mentor, SCORE