The Venture Café Foundation is part of a global network of ‘networking cafés’ that intend to connect entrepreneurs to resources across the world. Best known for the Venture Café networking event, the foundation now offers meeting space, expanded programming, and facilitated conversations that foster connections between the individuals and organizations creating the cutting edge in Boston.

Sponsorships are not just about marketing but building deeper relationships. We have had tremendous impact in the Greater Boston ecosystem over the last six years. Our sponsors have played an important role in catalyzing entrepreneurship and innovation and have benefited from access to disruptive thinkers and technologists from our diverse community.

Venture Café currently offers three opportunities:

  • Corporate Sponsorship of the Foundation.
  • Corporate Innovation Services.
  • Event Sponsorship.



Corporate Sponsorship 




Consider Venture Café Foundation your partner in building awareness, engagement, and working relationships with a community that can help you drive innovative thinking within your organization. Our Corporate Sponsorship program is designed to give organizations an opportunity to help catalyze entrepreneurship and innovation in the Greater Boston area. By partnering with a well-known and trusted brand like Venture Café, your organization has a “warm introduction” to many of the individuals making things happen in the region.

Through custom educational programming, hackathons, pitch competitions, special office hours, and the like, your organization can position itself as a serious member of the innovation ecosystem.

Contact Kevin Wiant for more information on Corporate Sponsorship of the Venture Café Foundation.


Event Sponsorship




Event sponsorship is available at our three locations. Event sponsorship allows organizations, government groups, and corporations exclusive exposure during the Café Night events as well as our communications channels. Our Café Nights see consistent traffic during each event.

  • Contact Chandra Briggman for more information on Event sponsorship at the Venture Café Cambridge location.
  • Contact Becky Donner for more information on Event sponsorship at the District Hall location.
  • Contact Alessandra Brown for more information on Event sponsorship at the Roxbury Innovation Center location.

Corporate Innovation Services




Open and agile innovation is top of mind for corporate innovation offices in governments and large enterprises. Many draw inspiration from the methods, technologies, and products being developed inside the startup community. Given our deep roots and connections in the Greater Boston ecosystem, we are uniquely positioned to help organizations discover, connect to and learn from the community. Whether it is touring the ecosystem, blended brainstorming, or customized educational programming, we are available to be the bridge between your organization and the Boston innovation community.

Contact Kevin Wiant for more information on Corporate Innovation Services.



Venture Café Foundation extends a big thank you to our Corporate Sponsors for their continued support.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining the movement.


Founding Sponsors of Our Programs


Grant Sponsors

Annual Sponsors