Venture Café’s LAUNCH! Entrepreneur Workshop Series is a new educational program designed to introduce early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs to key topics and principles to help build, launch, and scale successful businesses. The 8-week series will survey a host of topics from ideation to launch. Each workshop will be taught by successful entrepreneurs and subject-matter experts experienced in building, launching and scaling ventures.

This new workshop-style format is designed to have participants leave with practical knowledge that can be immediately applied to their ventures.


  • Come with at least one idea that you could think through during the workshop.
  • While this series is open to any entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur, the contents of the workshops are geared toward tech-enabled business.
  • Registration is required. Please register for the entire 8-week series here or register for each topic by visiting the individual workshop event pages here in Eventbrite.

Location: East Arcade Room, One Main Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, 02142



Workshop 7: Funding Options (May 9)

This workshop will introduce you to different funding options for startups and how to decide the model best suited for your business.

Instructor: Jesse Bardo

Jesse Bardo is VP of Early Stage ventures at Silicon Valley Bank.




Unlike other Venture Café events, registration is REQUIRED for this workshop series.  For complete session descriptions and registration, please visit www.vencaf.org/launch.

May 9, 2019