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Venture Café Warsaw’s mission: connecting innovators to make things happen.

Venture Café Warsaw is a nonprofit organization that seeks to grow Warsaw’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and better connected locally, nationally, and globally. Venture Café Warsaw is a member of a growing global network of organizations – each with the shared mission and a local flare.

Venture Café began in 2009 as an experiment by the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) to test a simple hypothesis: if we bring together innovators and entrepreneurs to engage in spontaneous conversations and semi-curated programming, they’ll come up with never-before-imagined innovations to make the world a better place and generate economic growth.

And, it’s working. Venture Café Warsaw works closely with its partner, CIC Warsaw, to build a vibrant innovation community. Learn more about our programs and spaces!

We’re on a Mission

Venture Café Warsaw’s mission is connecting innovators to make things happen by working to make our community more diverse, inclusive & accessible. We are creating the major innovation community hotspot, the first touchpoint for all the innovators from Warsaw, Mazovia Region and other parts of Poland to gather, mingle, exchange ideas and share the innovation spark. What’s more, our goal is to enrich Warsaw’s community and make it better connected: locally, nationally, and globally.

Connecting Innovators

Our community is an open tent for the Warsaw innovation community – our strength comes from our diversity of people, ideas, sectors, and backgrounds. We welcome all the innovators:

  • people with just an idea,
  • serial entrepreneurs with successful companies,
  • investors looking for their next big bet,
  • mentors seeking to share their expertise,
  • curious doers in search of knowledge or resources,
  • youth with fresh perspectives,
  • experts and talents from innovation-adjacent fields,
  • seasoned professionals

…from all neighborhoods and communities in Warsaw. Meet, engage, and become part of our community at our flagship monthly event, the Thursday Gathering!

To Make Things Happen

We believe that innovation is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. Venture Café enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships – and ultimately improve the human condition.  Exchanging ideas is just the beginning. Venture Café Warsaw is a vehicle for connecting people and fueling innovation. It creates the forum for connecting innovators who seek to create positive change in both local and global communities.