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impact report 2018

It has been a year of tremendous impact. Check out the stories of connections made, businesses bolstered, and relationships strengthened at Venture Café in 2018. Here are some highlights:

50 gatherings | 235 programs | 11 theme nights | 6,623 total visits | 19,569 connection hours Venture Café Winston-Salem is the second most diverse of the eight global Venture Café  locations. We collaborate with more than 50 regional ecosystem partners to help solidify Winston-Salem’s place on the map for entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment.

View the interactive 2018 Impact Report here.

“Thank you, Venture Café WS, for your unwavering commitment to entrepreneurship, community, diversity, and so much more! Every Thursday I laugh, learn, and meet someone new, gaining connections to foster growth.”

Jeanna Carr, entrepreneur


It’s been an exciting year for us as we launched here in the Triad and began our adventure together. Want to see how we did? Here are some highlights! (As of November 30)

30 events | 4490 checkins | 235 presenters | 163 programs
62% Caucasian | 29% African American | 6% Latino | 3% Asian |
2025 on mailing list | 72,999 emails sent
221,624 Facebook page impressions | 24,015 web page views

Download the 2017 Impact Report

“I spend a great deal of time figuring out how to be a better coach and provide ways to help my students unleash their entrepreneurial spirit. Venture Cafe has provided an amazing tool to do just that!”

Alyson Francisco, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Salem College