Change Phoenix from within.

At Venture Café Phoenix, we partner with companies and organizations that are evolving business, education, technology, social justice, science and the arts within Phoenix and beyond. Along with pitch nights, thought provoking content and one-on-one sessions, our flagship program – Thursday Gathering – provides you with hundreds of connection and action opportunities each week at our inspiring venues. When you take part in a Venture Café event, you can meet hundreds of creative, resourceful people who are just as invested in improving life in Phoenix as you are.

OUR MISSION
Venture Café Phoenix is a non-profit organization and global network that seeks to further the local innovation ecosystem. Our mission is to “connect innovators to make things happen” through high-impact programming, spaces, storytelling, and broad innovation engagement.
Connect
Connect with other innovators & attend our virtual and in-person events.
Learn
Learn from like minded-, inspiring people as well as industry experts in their fields.
Share
Help strengthen Phoenix's innovation community by sharing your knowledge and story.
Global network
Venture Café Phoenix is part of the growing Venture Café global network – and that means you are, too!
Industry Agnostic
Innovation happens at the intersections of industries and disciplines, that’s why every week we convene the entire ecosystem.
Innovation is for Everyone
Venture Café Phoenix is dedicated to making innovation ecosystems more equitable and creating pathways for everyone to take part in innovation.

Venture Café

The Venture Café Phoenix and CEI partnership gives Arizona access to a global network and creates a weekly Thursday Gathering where a space for people of different industries, diverse backgrounds, and different views will have the opportunity to make meaningful connections, to share their expertise with others, and where all can learn. 

TESTIMONIALS
"We love spending time at Venture Café’s Thursday Gathering because of the level of people that come here. All the people that come here have a goal and have a willingness to share, whatever it is; contacts, information and tips & tricks. From every Venture Café I’ve been to, I’ve taken something home with me that made Skoon or myself personally better."
Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst
Founder, Skoon

Venture Café is part of a global network – and that means you are, too!

Venture Café Phoenix is part of the growing Venture Café global network – and that means you are, too! Through our collaborations in cities from Tokyo to Warsaw to Sydney, we’ll connect you with change-makers and resources to help you expand innovation both locally and globally. Together, let’s ignite creativity and catalyze action to solve humankind’s challenges while meaningfully supporting entrepreneurs and innovators, many of whom have traditionally been underserved. Check out the benefits of worldwide collaboration!