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Become a Venture Café Speaker

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

Venture Café offers a reflection of the diverse, talented innovation community of Philadelphia 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 creators, entrepreneurs, investors, coworkers, students, and visionaries 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.

Why you should become a speaker


Connect with the Venture Café community of innovators, experts and maybe even investors or future clients.


Test your ideas, products and services and get genuine feedback from the Venture Café’s community of early adopters.


Share your knowledge with eager minds and give back to the Venture Café Community.


Build your personal and professional brand by positioning yourself as a thought leader in your field.


Experiment, try new things and get inspired! Venture Café’s community is a great place to have fun with peers!

Do you have an inspiring story to tell or wisdom to spread? Contribute to Venture Café!

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Knowledge is vital. Networks are essential. We are the ecosystem builders. Learn more about engaging with the Science Center as an advisor, mentor or by participating in our events as a speaker, attendee or volunteer.

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