Why you should become a speaker
Connect
Connect with the Venture Café community of innovators, experts and maybe even investors or future clients.
Learn
Test your ideas, products and services and get genuine feedback from the Venture Café’s community of early adopters.
Share
Share your knowledge with eager minds and give back to the Venture Cafe Community.
Recognition
Build your personal and professional brand by positioning yourself as a thought leader in your field.
Play
Experiment, try new things and get inspired! Venture Café’s community is a great place to have fun with peers!
Propose a session
Do you have an inspiring story to tell or wisdom to spread? Contribute to our program!

Propose session

We want ideas that help people understand innovation on a broader and more applicable level.

Venture Café offers a reflection of the diverse, talented and entrepreneurial innovation community of St Louis and the region. Thursday Gatherings provide our innovation community with access to high-quality sessions and educational programming designed to create intentional spaces. Every Thursday startups, scale-ups, corporates, investors, talented individuals, and governmental organizations convene, connect, and build relationships at Venture Café.

Our goal is to provide our community with new, exciting, thought-provoking sessions to fuel conversation at Venture Café. We want ideas that help people understand innovation on a broader and more applicable level. Events should inject new ideas and perspectives into the conversation and enrich our thinking.