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Have a crazy awesome superpower? Do you want to help strengthen Winston Salem’s innovation community? We have just the role for you!

There are a number of roles to be filled at Venture Cafe Winston-Salem. Below are a some of the current opportunities. This changes from time-to-time, so keep checking back here!

  Volunteer as an Ambassador

Thursdays don’t just happen on their own! Besides the VCWS staff, our awesome Ambassadors (ahem! a fancy name for volunteers) help produce the magic each week. If you like greeting people, sharing stories through personal and digital content, or just being in the room where it happens, we want to talk to you! Complete our Ambassador Interest Form, and we’ll be in touch!

   Contribute as a Mentor

If you are a local business expert, consultant, or service provider, you’re the perfect fit to join our team of Venture Cafe Mentors. We are looking for professionals with a desire to give back to the community and share their knowledge with emerging founders and business leaders. Click here to complete our Mentor/Office Hours interest form

   Share as an Event Presenter

Do you have something compelling to share with our growing community of ideates and innovators? We are looking for entrepreneurs, business owners, community leaders, and ideators who have ideas for Venture Café event sessions AND the ability to plan and execute them. Session options include panels, presentations, interviews, seminars, demos, group activities, etc. If you have a program event you would like to present, please complete our Event Presenter Interest Form and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

*Please note that we are hosting virtual programming for now, and ask that all presenters use Zoom to share their materials and presentations with our audience. We also ask that you present from your home or office rather than coming to the Venture Cafe space. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this (temporary) transition together!

  Host a Demo/Info Table or Focus Group

This is a unique opportunity for product-based companies to test market, demo, or share their products (digital, physical service, or hard goods). We also have opportunities for nonprofits to host info tables to highlight the many exciting ways they are sparking social innovation within our community! Please complete our Demo/Info Table Interest Form, here!

Do you have an idea to share with our growing community of ideates and innovators? Are you an existing business who would like to try a new concept or product idea? Consider hosting a Focus Group for your idea or business at Venture Cafe! Options include presentations, demos, group activities, surveys, roundtable discussions, etc. If you would like to have a thoughtful, helpful and diverse audience to talk with about your idea, concept, product, or service, click here to complete our Focus Group Interest Form.

  Donate as a Sponsor

Thursday Gatherings are a great way to show your support for Venture Café and the Winston Salem entrepreneurial ecosystem. Weekly, monthly, quarterly and in-kind sponsorships are available. Learn more!

   Join our Team

We’re always looking for great talent! We offer full-time employment and internships (when available), and we’re always looking for Ambassadors (ahem! a fancy name for volunteer). Learn more!