Now Gathering Virtually! Learn more about #VCWSVirtualRIGHT HERE

#VCWSVirtual (check-in here!)

Venture Cafe Winston-Salem is now 100% Virtual! Join us on Thursdays for great networking, connection, and educational programming. 


Visit Locally | Learn Globally | Connect Safely

Since Venture Café is a place of convergence – bringing together people from all over the city and the world – we are taking extra precautions to limit potential exposure and spread of the novel COVID-19 virus (“coronavirus”) to our community. We ask for your understanding and cooperation.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we find that the responsible course of action is to cancel in-person Thursday Gatherings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Moving forward
We have been preparing for this situation and we will continue to create an amazing event experience. For now, we will bring our Thursday Gathering online in a digital version. You can visit the Venture Café in the digital world for the foreseeable future!

FAQ about a Virtual Thursday Gathering

The digital Thursday Gathering will still include regular favorites such as Venture Café Networking Space, Professional Development Sessions, Community Development Sessions, and Pitches.

Thank you for your support and remember that you – the Venture Cafe Community – are at the heart of everything we do. And – we don’t stop counting, you can still get your number of visits up in the digital café!

Check in to our Thursday Gathering Here!

Log-in will be available Thursday @ 12:00 am so you can attend sessions from around the world. 



New Networking Platform: Remo!

3:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Click Here to Check In

Remo is a networking space that simulates areas with tables and chairs to encourage small-group conversations.  

Here are some easy tips for using the new platform:






We’re convening our community online, via Zoom, and offering the #ThursdayGathering programming in a Virtual format.

And… you can still check in and get your number up! After checking in, you’ll see our programming and be able to join any of the sessions, office hours, networking, and more.

You can join our #VCWSVirtual gathering every Thursday from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. It’s just like the in-person gathering.

Network with Other Venture Cafe Attendees from around the World in our Global Virtual Gathering Space! 

We are trying a new technology called Remo. Join one the “Learn about REMO” table when entering the room by double-clicking on the table!

Check in to Visit Our Remo Session: 3:30pm-7:30pm EST

(Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Providence, St. Louis, Winston-Salem)



Global Session Highlight | VCRotterdam: Paradigm Shifters: Innovation and Dynamo Personality Types

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM (EST) | Click Here Check In

Creative invention has always colored the great crises of the past with adversity stimulating ingenuity in a truly unique way. What kind of personality does that take and how can we develop those characteristics?

About Heleniq Aha intelligence
I elevate female speakers/leaders into ‘Paradigm Shifters’ with Women of Truth InnerCircle| Learn to build and develop an international impact.


Forsyth Tech Small Business Center | Small Business Success Stories

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM (EST) | Click Here Check In

Join Allan Younger, Director of the Small Business Center, as he facilitates a panel of businesses that have benefitted from the services available to you at the Forsyth Technical Community College’s Small Business Center.

This week we will hear from Chris Comer and Francesca Adams. 



Back to Brick & Mortar – Steps to Re-Open Safely

5:00 PM – 5:50 PM | Click Here Check In

As governors begin to lift stay-at-home orders across the nation, small business owners must make critical decisions moving forward. This session will review a step-by-step tool for small business owners seeking guidance on how to reopen their storefronts following mandated COVID-19 closures. Distilling key guidelines from public health authorities, the recommendations include best practices based on our team’s years of expertise advising small businesses. Join us!



Women Entrepreneurs: The Power of Mentorship

6:00 PM – 6:50 PM | Click Here Check In

Women Entrepreneurs need positive mentors to move their careers forward. More than a career coach, mentors uplift women and share their talents and skillsets to allow their mentees to succeed. You can be a leader and a mentor at any level of business. Learn from women who are elevating women to the next level and beyond. 



VCWS Networking Happy Hour

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Click Here Check In

We really miss our live Thursday Gatherings. We miss you. Please meet us online so we can see your face, hear your voice, feel how you are doing. We have the Third Floor of our Remo space reserved just for us, so we can be us again for a little while. 

*Click on the Third Floor | Floors listed on the left of the Remo Screen



Cheers: Venture Cafe Global Toast!

7:55 PM – 8:00 PM | Click Here Check In

At the end of each Venture Cafe, please join us for a global toast with people from around the world. We celebrate the wins for the week, the day, heck- the hour! Grab a beverage of choice and share a Cheers with us. 




All Venture Cafe Global Programming

12:00 AM – 9:00 PM  EDT| Click Here to See What Programs You Can Visit from Around the World

Venture Cafe is a global organization! Since we’ve all taken our Thursday Gatherings virtual, you can now visit them all!

From 12AM-9PM EDT on Thursdays you can join global programming!