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Connecting people to make things happen

Our programs, spaces, and events bring people together to inspire each other, collaborate, and launch new projects and businesses.

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Daily talks that help you launch and grow your ideas

Mondays 3PM CT

Venture Hours with experts

Presentation and Q&A led by industry experts

Tuesdays 3PM CT

Venture Hours with experts

Presentation and Q&A led by industry experts

Wednesdays 3PM CT

Venture Hours with experts

Presentation and Q&A led by industry experts

Thursdays 3PM–7PM CT

Venture Café Thursday (Now Online)

Our largest, weekly gathering for makers, doers, and entrepreneurs is now online!

Our programs, spaces, and events bring people together to inspire each other and collaborate

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size of our community

3,500

hours of free education

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education initiatives launched

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donated space

3,000

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Our Programs

Innovation Hall

Need a free place to work or host a national conference?

Located in St. Louis, in the heart of the globally ranked Cortex district, Innovation Hall is an ideal place for aspiring entrepreneurs and industry leaders to use our drop-in workspace, meeting rooms, and event space for hackathons, conferences, and special events.

EdHub STL
EdHub STL
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.

Venture School

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 School
Venture School

“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

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