Welcome to Venture Café Global’s inclusive platform, featuring the Thursday Gathering, empowers individuals and organizations across the world to learn, connect and share solutions for lasting impact. We welcome innovators of every expertise, experience level and identity to our events as both participants and presenters. We intentionally collaborate with a wide range of moderators, educators and thinkers to lead our programs because the more diverse the group of people engaged in innovation efforts, the bigger and more meaningful the local impact will be.
2022 brought a license agreement for Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) to start Venture Cafe Phoenix. Venture Café Global was a match for CEI with the vision of creating a collaborative industry-agnostic community gathering. CEI now hosts and programs the Venture Café Phoenix Thursday Gathering, a weekly event that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, experts, and enthusiasts to network, learn, and showcase their amazing ideas.
The event is held in the space of another initiative by CEI, CEI LabForce, a groundbreaking endeavor that bridges the talent gap in the bio sector. CEI LabForce provides on-demand training and skills development for aspiring and experienced professionals who want to advance their careers and contribute to the thriving bioeconomy in Arizona.
Join us every Thursday. You’ll meet incredible people and witness the incredible innovations that are shaping the future of Arizona. From cutting-edge electric vehicles to lifesaving cancer vaccines, you can see firsthand how innovation in Phoenix is making a difference.
If you’re ready to be part of something bigger than yourself, then connect with us at Venture Café Phoenix. Come to where innovation happens.
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.
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!
Thursday Gatherings are held at 850 North 5th Street Phoenix Az, 85004
Easy and free parking in the south parking lot across the street from the building.
Parking validation is available at registration.