Venture Café Thursday Gathering #8 – SHARING ECONOMY

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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 Sharing Economy

(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 Retail

  • Participants:


interviews with VIP guests open for participation.

  • Women Meetup! Special guest: Marta Kaniewska (5.30-6.30 pm)

Marta graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics and completed multiple postgraduate courses related to finance and entrepreneurship. She is a Certified Internal Auditor and provides financial consulting services to investors and businesspeople. Marta assists them in taking strategic decisions regarding finance, real estate, corporate operations and strategies, business co-operation, competition, and new hires.
Marta specialises in Chinese metaphysics. She co-operates with numerous companies on a permanent basis. Marta has gained her experience in Europe (including the Polish Ministry of Finance, the European Commission, Arthur Andersen, and in Switzerland) as well as in China, Malaysia and Singapore.


Visual Recording of Olga Tokarczuk speech by Dorota Kostowska

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. Come and see a visual recording of her speech.

(5:00 - 8:00 pm)
companies presenting products, solutions, technologies.


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

Do you want to take the next step in your IT career? Become a leader, speaker or trainer, and build your public image? Join us for a chat and get feedback from 8 years of supporting female leaders in IT. 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

How to build a start-up, how to manage a career in the IT industry.
How to adapt IT architecture for your system. How to manage a company and how to automate processes in a company. If you want to talk about ideas, the IT world and company management, please book your slot here


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

  • Cooperation between corporates and startups - are we business ready? by Huge Thing and PFR Ventures (7:00-8:00 pm)

We will share the main conclusions from the report by Huge Thing and PFR Ventures and conduct and interactive debate on the topic. 

Speakers: Monika Synoradzka, CEO of Huge Thing and Managing Partner at SpeedUp Venture Capital Group, Małgorzata Walczak, Investment Director PFR Ventures

Sustainable consumerism is an oxymoron. But these days, we should not only be aware of the dangers of fast fashion but also know the tricks that allow us to influence the creation of another world.

Speakers: Izabela Mysiura, Executive Managing Director at Ubrania do Oddania 

  • 3D printing - how does it work? by Future Print (5:30-6:15 pm) PL

The aim of the workshop is to introduce the technology of 3D printing to everyone who is interested! Come and learn how 3D printing works! 

* 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

How to find us.