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Thursday Gathering

IT’S THURSDAY. LET’S GET TOGETHER.

Every week from 5pm-8pm

Thursday Gatherings are our weekly signature event designed to connect entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. Each event is comprised of

  • Conversations are the central purpose of Thursday Gatherings. It’s an opportunity to meet like-minded innovators to create meaningful connections, exchange ideas and forge new collaborations. Solicitations are not allowed during these events so please no hard selling.
  • Programming in the form of workshops, talks, forums, pitch event, hackathons, etc. Organizations seeking to host programming during one of the weekly Thursday Gatherings should email programming@venturecafewinstonsalem.org.
  • Demonstrations of prototypes and new products.Thursday Gatherings feature local startups who want to share their prototypes and new products. Startups who want to apply for an opportunity to demo should submit Demo Application Form here.
  • Office hours with experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and service professionals are available each week during the Thursday Gathering. To apply to the Office Hour program as an advisor, submit the Office Hour Mentor application here.
  • Info tables, available during Thursday Gatherings, are designed for organizations to share and promote information about programs, competitions, and events relevant to the Venture Café audience. Organizations may submit an info table request form to apply for a spot.
  • Volunteer and help us make Thursday Gatherings happen every week. We need greeters, bartenders, kiosk attendants and really nice people to help set up and take down. Become one of our Ambassadors today.
  • Sponsor Thursday Gatherings as a way to show your support for Venture Cafe and the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Weekly, monthly, quarterly and in-kind sponsorships are available. Request a call today to learn more.