Our programs, spaces, and events bring people together to inspire each other, collaborate, and launch new projects and businesses.
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Our programs, spaces, and events bring people together to inspire each other and collaborate
Learn and connect with the innovation community
Located St. Louis in the heart of the globally ranked Cortex district, and now online! The Thursday Gathering supports aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs through educational talks and an active entrepreneur community.
Education Innovation Hub (EdHub STL)
Enabling educators to solve our region's most entrenched educational challenges
We launched the Education Innovation Hub (EdHub STL) in 2018 to support educators through unique events that foster cross-community collaboration, scholarships, and a Fellowship to address education inequity.
Have a great idea for a company, but don't know where to start?
Venture School is a 12-week class in St. Louis helping aspiring software and technology founders move from the idea stage to launching a real company.
“Venture Café is one of THE resources in St. Louis that keeps our community together...It has made STL smarter and stronger, and a model for other communities.”Maxine ClarkFounder of Build-A-Bear Workshops & CEO of Clark-Fox Family Foundation
“Within 1 year of attending Venture Café Thursday, I was able to realize my dream and become an official patent-pending inventor. Including a successful audition on Shark Tank!”Cheri ReneeInventor of Glampz & President of the Inventors Association St. Louis
“Venture Café's EdHub program saved our business”Sydney Keys III & Winnie CaldwellCofounders of Books N Bros
“I met the angel investor that led my seed round at Venture Café Thursday”Zach HatrafFounder of Anchor Rides