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Join Philadelphia’s largest weekly gathering of professionals from around the world harnessing the novel technology to accelerate purpose driven enterprise in an equitable and inclusive environment!

Venture Café Philadelphia creates a focal point for our local community by partnering with business, universities and governments to connect innovators to make things happen. We’ve pioneered groundbreaking programs such as the Thursday Gathering, the largest simultaneous weekly event focused on facilitating connection, learning and sharing of knowledge.

In this unprecedented time of change, Venture Café Philadelphia partners are invited to co-create experiences and resources for our community who are hungry to take action locally and make an impact globally. We design premium engagement opportunities that suit your organisation’s objectives in these areas:

  • Technology discovery
  • Talent sourcing
  • Employee engagement
  • Global markets
  • Thought leadership
  • Social Good

What will you make happen?

Take The first step towards step-change
Exponential technologies are changing the fundamentals of how our societies, economies and governments work, and we must use them with care and wisdom to ensure they benefit all. 

Check out our past partners and events to get a feel of what we do.

Technology discovery
Get a first look at locally developed apps, software and scientific breakthroughs and invest in their growth.
Talent sourcing
Each week, hundreds of people with unmatched expertise and passion join Venture Café events. Meet them. Collaborate with them. Hire them.
Employee engagement
Nurture employee potential and talent by inviting top-performers and ideators to lead your sponsored projects.
Thought leadership
Position your brand as the go-to expert in your field, both in Philadelphia and beyond.
Social Good
We believe innovation is for everyone, that’s why every week we create a free, open doorway to the innovation ecosystem. You can help us create opportunities for all to take part in the innovation economy.
Let’s be creative!
There are in so many ways we can create engagement. Contact us and let’s come up with an opportunity that suits you.

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Inspiring Sessions

Thursday Gathering
The Thursday Gathering is Venture Café’s signature program, drawing hundreds of entrepreneurs and innovators each week both in person and online. Through the Thursday Gathering sponsorship opportunities below, you’ll connect with passionate, creative innovators while amping up your brand awareness and trust.
Session Series
Short session. Big impact. For one hour during the Thursday Gathering, you’ll work with innovators in a one-on-one setting. Host an open-house ask-me-anything session, or share your expertise around specific topics. It’s up to you!
Theme Night
Many of our Thursday Gatherings are organized around a theme -- anything from trending business practices to cosmic exploration to creative activism. You’ll set the theme, develop several topical sessions, and will share space with other partners. 
Takeover Night
Oh, you want to go big? Really big? We’ve got you covered. During Takeover Night, the entire Thursday Gathering is exclusively yours. We’ll work together to build every session, panel discussion, demonstration table, interactive element and memorable moment around your brand and interests. This is the experience that guests will talk about long after the event ends!
Let's be creative!
Looking for something a little different? We’ve got plenty of additional opportunities or could work with you on something completely unique. Get in touch, and let’s make something happen!
Get in contact with us!
Let’s get in touch and figure out how we can partner up!
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Meet some of our partners