Venture Café Thursday Gathering #7

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Our mission is connecting innovators to make things happen! Innovations are not created in isolation and their implementation requires social trust. Face-to-face interaction is the key to opening Warsaw's potential and to connecting forces of over 750+ organizations dealing with the innovation sector in Warsaw.

The Thursday Gathering is the platform for innovators - a central innovation community event in Warsaw organized with passion by Venture Cafe Foundation and the community. Participation is free and open to all members of the innovation community who have ideas, talent, resources and passion to engage and contribute.

Between May 2019 and April 2020, on each last Thursday of the month, hundreds of amazing innovators and curious doers from Warsaw’s community will gather to enjoy, connect, engage and learn from each other.
From May 2020, we are starting a weekly program and we will be meeting at District Hall Warsaw.

Thursday Gathering is a global movement. Learn more about the Thursday Gathering program and our organization.

Thursday Gathering program partners in Warsaw


5:00 - 8:00 pm


Save the date for future events!
Look for more information on the calendar on our website or Facebook profile.
(by May 2020 we are meeting on the last Thursday of each month, then we are starting a weekly program)

For every gathering, we are preparing more than 15 interesting elements on the agenda to enjoy, connect, engage and learn from each other.

(5:00 - 8:00 pm)
the main point of each gathering is facilitated modern networking supported by Venture Cafe's Ambassadors. (+ free beer, wine, and soft drinks)

The main topic of conversations is: Multilateral Science and Education

Celebrated every 10th November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.

(5:00 - 6:45 pm)
an interactive debate about trends of the future with 4-6 top experts with an active participation of the audience.

  • Topic: New Education
  • Participants:
    • Katarzyna Lubryczyńska
    • Aleksandra Przegalińska
    • Marta Puciłowska
    • Krzysztof Wojewodzic


interviews with VIP guests open for participation.

  • Kinga Gruszecka, Acting Head of Education Department at Polish Space Agency, (6:00-6:30)


  • Women Meetup! (7:00-8:00)

Special guest: Monika Mikowska, CEO Mobee Dick 


with experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and service professionals. Individuals may book a 30-minute, one-on-one session with one or more of our experts.

Communication is key to educate about your project or initiative. If you have a company and think about its PR Anita will give you easy to implement and effective tips on how to do it faster, better and in more creative war. 2 slots available - please book here

Let's debunk myths about a career in IT. Would you like to change your career path? Have you been thinking about going into IT? Meet with Geek Girls Carrots and learn what mistakes to avoid. 2 slots available - please book here

AcceliCITY is a global Smart City startup competition with more than 400 applicants from 40 countries seeking to improve the quality of life in cities around the world. The program is an opportunity for participants to utilize Leading Cities' global network of mentors and leaders in the fields of business, education and municipal government. If you want to find new opportunities for your startup or you want to help make our cities smarter, come talk with us! 2 slots available - please book here


a program designed to introduce to key topics for local innovation community or principles to help build, launch, and scale successful businesses.

  • Industrial design for product, service and business development by CadXpert (6.00-6.45 pm)

Industrial design became a widespread tool for gaining competitive advantage. We are surrounded by products that achieved success just because of great and useful design. Nowadays engineering is not enough because today’s market deserves usability and aesthetic delight.

The workshop will present:

    • how to use industrial design wisely,
    • how to collaborate with design office without wasting money.


  • MOON Game (7.00-8.00 pm)

MOON is a game for 1 to 4 players where you control the computer of the Eagle lunar module during the first landing on the Moon. Just 3 minutes before landing, the computer of the ship failed! However, a good design by the software engineers of the team leadered by Margaret Hamilton prevented a huge failure. You will have to emulate those clever software routines and help the astronauts to land the ship safely!

Playing this game you will learn to count in binary, make logical and
mathematical operations and repair technical failures that will occur
during the mission.

  • Sessions 
    • AGH Space Systems by Zuzanna Rydz and Wojciech Kłos (7:00-7:20)

AGH Space Systems is a students construction team, functioning as a science club at AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. It was formed in 2014, and since then it had completed more than fifteen full-fledged projects and constructions, many of which have taken part in various international competitions, and brought numerous rewards home.

Students' Space Association is a team of over 100 students working on record-breaking projects since 1996. SKA has successfully launched two satellites (first and fourth from Poland - PW-Sat and PW-Sat 2) and is constructing the third one, PW-Sat3. 

      • Project Scorpio by Natalia Ćwilikowska (7:40-8:00)

Project Scorpio is best known for designing and building rovers for student competitions. For several years, we have also successfully implemented other projects, such as the Eagle lander or the Twardowsky Mars base.


is a program aimed at bridging the gap between the artists and the innovation community. 

  • 'The Matter of Code' by Wiesław Bartkowski - introduction to the exhibition idea and Creative Coding practice (7.00-8.00 pm)

'The Matter of Code' exhibition shows how Creative Coding crosses the boundaries between art, design and science. The Creative Coding practice is a call to start thinking in an anti-disciplinary way, to forget about the stereotypical divisions between the humanistic and scientific mind and change the passive recipients of technology into its active creators. At the heart of our approach to Creative Coding is permission to create something that is not needed. Accidental wandering and openness to error lead to a wonderful surprise and a creative discovery. We are convinced that this approach gives the chance to create something groundbreaking. Hack the way technology is used, find unexplored areas of code usage and explore seemingly impossible connections at the junction of the physical and digital world.

  • Urban Echo by Klem Jankiewicz - installation, an example of the matter of code (5.00-8.00 pm)

Urban Echo is an interactive installation exploring our relationship with technology. A swarm of electronic objects decomposes human voice and reconstructs it in space. Our unique voice turns into the voice of the swarm.

It is also an anti-black-box statement. All of the carefully designed electronic components, usually hidden inside plastic shells, are used as a form and visual identity of the objects. Urban Echo was part of a theater play Roja, written and directed by Monika Popiel for Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw, and was also exhibited during World Maker Faire in New York.

* TBA = To be announced (7 days before the event on the website)

Want to do more than just attend?
Learn more about how you can get involved.



1. Please pre-register. It will take only 3 minutes, but it will save you time at the reception. If you fill it now you will be able to use a fast track line to receive your sticker.

2. We ask that attendees conduct themselves in accordance with our Community Credo. Please read it before the event.

3. Below is the address of the venue. If you need more comprehensive information on how to get by other means of transport, please check the contact page.


1. You are ready to go! Feel free to just come. You can print your sticker at the reception using a fast track line.

2. If you have a Facebook account join the event to show your friends you're participating. We will post the photos from the event on its page.


The event is happening at

HubHub Nowogrodzka
Jerozolimskie 93

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