“Sustainable development calls for concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and planet.” *from the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Venture Café has heard the call…
We believe innovation is a process for improving the human condition; therefore, Venture Café can leverage innovation as a way to move the needle toward the UN SDGS locally and globally by promoting sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth, creating greater opportunities for all, reducing inequalities, raising basic standards of living, fostering equitable social development and inclusion, and promoting integrated and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems.
At Venture Cafe, we are committed to realizing the SDGs and convening people with purpose through:
Economic empowerment through programming, helping innovators work to end poverty through building businesses, hiring, and implementing sustainable business practices. Modeling sustainable operations such as reducing the use of plastics and waste, promoting sustainable procurement practices and environmental safety, aiming to inspire our community with our actions. Mobilizing local communities around SDG actions, encouraging behavior change and sustainable policies. Serving as a connector and educator for innovators to share their knowledge, ideas, and solutions to solve local and global challenges. Reframing the narrative of innovation’s purpose to include social and ecological responsibility.
Cooperation with Global Shapers (Tech 4 Climat), Global Compact Network, Virginia Little, Planet A Foundation.
No single use plastic, we don’t print program, virtual TG = zero waste.
Non-alco beer for diabetes (cooperation).
Be welcoming and friendly… and help keep the place tidy.
The community thrives because we welcome participants without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or disability.
Learn about other guests’ projects, explore new perspectives, consider the absurd. Ask yourself: how can I help?
We are not a bar, this is not a happy hour. If you’re here for that you are in the wrong place.
Innovation is about top level thinking, not bottom line outcomes. Focus on building relationships that will last.
Challenge yourself to think outside of your norms and grow. Be willing to provide constructive feedback and share your ideas.
Contribute to building a sustainable environment locally and promote the UN SDGs in conversation. Consider bringing your own cup or biking here!
Global Shapers (Tech 4 Climat), Global Compact Network, Virginia Little, Planet A Foundation
Sustainability Global Team
SDG event every quarter, Planet A summer academy.