Driven by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at Venture Café Rotterdam, we partner with companies and organizations that are evolving business, education, technology, social justice, science and the arts within Rotterdam and beyond. Along with pitch nights, thought provoking content and one-on-one sessions, our flagship program – Thursday Gathering – provides you with hundreds of connection and action opportunities each week, both online and at our inspiring venues. When you take part in a Venture Café event, you can meet hundreds of creative, resourceful people who are just as invested in improving life in Rotterdam as you are.
Venture Café began as a simple idea within the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Massachusetts. A longtime global leader in building innovation campuses and shared workspaces, CIC began evolving from its concept of physical spaces to one of greater meaningful community in 2009. This new iteration grew into a global movement known for its entrepreneurial resources and inclusivity. Today, Venture Café Global Institute – now its own enterprise – expands to new cities on its own as well as alongside other CIC ventures.
Venture Café Rotterdam 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!