Earlier this month (September 2021), the not-for-profit board of Venture Café St. Louis began shifting responsibility for the operations of the Thursday Gathering to the Venture Café Global Institute (VCGI). That transition has resulted in a temporary suspension of the series.
As the operational transition continues, assessments are being made regarding the best timing for the return of the in-person Thursday Gathering program, St Louis’ flagship startup event. To ensure everyone’s health and safety, that will be decided in accordance with the latest local developments relative to the pandemic.
VCGI hopes to resume Venture Café St. Louis programming in 2021, but a specific date has not been set. Once decided, announcements of upcoming events will be made via cic.com/events/st-louis, venturecafestl.org, and CIC St. Louis social media.
Rest assured that Venture Café St. Louis will continue to serve the greater St. Louis area — in collaboration with CIC, Cortex, Wexford, and the broader community — through programming that supports the advancement of individual entrepreneurs, companies, and labs as well as the growth of the entire innovation ecosystem.