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IT’S TAKES A VILLAGE TO CREATE A CITY OF ARTS & INNOVATION.


Are you talented? Do you want to be part of a growing organization? Do you like awesomeness?

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.


Become An Ambassador

Thursdays don’t just happen on their own. Besides the Venture Cafe staff, a team of eight to twelve volunteers help produce the magic. If you like telling the story through the creation of digital content, or greeting people as they visit, or serving up a drink to a thirsty innovators, we want to talk to you. Click here to complete our Ambassador Interest Form.

 

 Become 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 Interest Form.

 

Become 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 Cafe Event sessions AND the ability to plan and facilitate them. Sessions options include panels, presentations, shared presentations, interviews, seminars, demos, group activities, etc. If you have a program event you would like to present, click here to complete our Event Presenter Interest Form.

 

Host a Demo or Info Table | Products and/or Nonprofits

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. Click here to complete our Info/Demo Table Form.

 

Become a Sponsor

Thursday Gatherings are a great 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.

 

 Become an Intern

We love interns. Interns have passion, smarts, and a desire to create a body of work that can help launch their career. We currently have an opening for interns. Maybe you can join the team.

We are currently seeking interns for the following focus areas:

  • Grant Research
  • Venture Capital/Funding

The Program Intern will also work in tandem with the managers to plan engagement activities to support the innovation and entrepreneurial community. You will join the managers in planning meetings to learn how The Venture Cafe collaborates with the community to curate educational and innovative programs. There will be opportunities to work on special projects to identify content to execute during the Gatherings and at the Venture Cafe office.

Qualifications:

  • Must be available on Thursdays between 2:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Strong interest in entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurship/innovation ecosystem
  • Willingness to learn new skills and adapt to the needs of the organization
  • Desire to connect with an engaged innovation community
  • Desire to learn the various applications of innovation
  • Proficient with Google Docs and Mac applications
  • Comfortable with experimentation and failure

Please participate in a Venture Cafe Gathering on Thursday night (anytime between 3:00- 8:00pm prior to applying for this position. The activities with this position will be very closely tied to the gathering events and familiarity is critical.

Venture Cafe is located in the heart of the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Internships are unpaid. Timing for the internship will be discussed to fit the best needs of the candidate. We welcome applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, religion, national origin, age, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or disability. We love all humans.

Send resume & cover letter to fay@venturecafewinstonsalem.org with the subject: Venture Cafe Internship.