2022: we’re innovating together today for 2040

February 2, 2022

We’re excited to be back in-person (vaccination cards and masks required) with continued hybrid programming this week!

Gathering virtually in January has been inspiring and we’re grateful for the ways that we’re able to stay connected. We also recognize there’s a magic that sparks when we’re together in-person.

Connecting with one another and building together is some of most important innovation work, so be sure to join us in the Café space for weekly serendipitous collisions and for an upcoming special session of designed serendipity: “For the Love of Entrepreneurship” curated by VC community member, Gabrielle Forbes (learn more below!)

ICYMI, last week’s blog post noted our new twist on our monthly themes for 2022. Instead of a month-by-month approach, we’re focused on one, big theme: powering progress.

We’ll dig into powering progress each quarter with a broad lens inspired by The Global Trends 2040 report to guide our exploration from Health to Tech Disruption. As part of this perspective, we’ll highlight innovation and insights from the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Now, more than ever, we recognize that our future is deeply tied to global and local collaboration and innovation. Starting today, we’ll also be calling out sessions from our Global Venture Café Network each week, so you pop in to learn about trends and from entrepreneurs in different cities.

While we look towards the energizing work of designing for our desired future in 2040 together, with the opportunity to redesign systems and reimagine possibilities, we’ll also be underscoring the importance of the past. In February, we’re highlighting sessions to honor Black History Month.

Jen Rajchel