Sign up for our weekly newsletterKeep Me In The Loop!
Sign Up



Venture Café Winston-Salem helps enhance and accelerate the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship in our city through high-impact programming and events and by creating intentional spaces for individuals and organizations to gather, connect, and build relationships. Venture Café Winston-Salem is a member of a global network, with partner organizations in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts; St. Louis, Missouri; Miami, Florida; and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Be the Change

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” At Venture Café Winston-Salem, we are in the business of change: business-starting, innovator-connecting, community-expanding change. Change is infectious, but it ain’t free. Would you give your change (or bills) to help us be the change? Whatever you give, Gandhi would approve.

336 BLOG


 Respected think tank Brookings Institution and McKinsey released a study last week called Automation, AI and the Future of Work. And the Triad is specifically mentioned –

Read More »


Used for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Thanks to everyone who came out last night and made our first #VCWS Homecoming Night a huge success! Whether it was your first night here or your 100th (shout out Santiago Ramos!) we're pumped you chose to spend your Thursday evening learning and connecting with our community! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Venture Café Winston-Salem

3rd grade reading levels set the number of beds in prison. This chilling metric is used by some penitentiaries around the country as they plan for the occupancy of their facility.

Seeing the direct correlation between literacy and crime, the Winston Salem Police Department and the Winston-Salem Police Foundation decided to get directly involved. Rather than passing the buck onto parents, schools or communities, the police developed a very innovative solution to impacting child literacy rates in the communities they protect and serve.

Once Venturé Cafe caught wind of the amazing outreach our officers were making we had to get involved to champion this story to both encourage and support our local law enforcement and drive you to action to get involved in making a difference in our communities!
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

We would love for our friends and other entrepreneurial ecosystem partners to share this video, tag another business, organization or individual and help spread the word! Winston-Salem Journal | JournalNow Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce Winston Salem Black Chamber Forsyth Tech at Innovation Quarter Forsyth Tech Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Flywheel Cowork City of Winston-Salem, NC - Government Center for Creative Economy Mixxer WXII 12 NEWS Sawtooth School for Visual Art Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County UNCSA School of Dance Piedmont International University Salem College Winston-Salem State University Hustle Winston-Salem Stitch Design Shop Forsyth County Public Library, Winston-Salem, NC and so many others!

Everyone needs to be around Karen Barnes more. Love that quote, Chief!

I’ve always liked being around Karen Barnes!

Sarah Albritton- this is one of the standards I was talking about last night. We have set it up in a way that 3rd grade is a determinant for so much of your life. (Jason Smith)

How can we help?

View more comments

Venture Cafe is excited to have Carolina's Vineyards & Hops, Cuppa Love Teas, and Coffee Park Airstream this week as our food and beverage providers. Refreshments are always FREE at Venture Cafe. We are proud to support our local businesses. #VCWSHomecoming2019 ... See MoreSee Less

Venture Cafe is excited to have Carolinas Vineyards & Hops, Cuppa Love Teas, and Coffee Park Airstream this week as our food and beverage providers. Refreshments are always FREE at Venture Cafe. We are proud to support our local businesses. #VCWSHomecoming2019

Comment on Facebook

Wonderful work everybody! Thank you for having us. We're really enjoying being at the Venture Cafe in WS.

Another awesome evening of connecting and learning at Thursday Gathering! Special thanks to Cuppa Love Teas and The Sweet Truth for treating us last night 😋 See you next week! ... See MoreSee Less

Load more