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This is our Purpose

Connecting innovators to make things happen

Located in the heart of uCity Square, the University City Science Center is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that catalyzes and connects innovation to entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. The Science Center is the home of Quorum, the central gathering space for the Greater Philadelphia region’s innovation ecosystem. Launched in 2011, Quorum enables idea generators to meet, share and learn. Beginning in Fall 2018, Venture Café Philadelphia powered by Quorum will give our innovation ecosystem an additional opportunity to convene, connect and spark new ideas.

Venture Café Philadelphia’s mission

Create lasting connections among our innovation community

Attract a diverse audience of participants and speakers

Foster inspiration and inclusivity

Empower the digital and local innovation ecosystem

Venture Café is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a mission to support the innovation community.

What we believe

We believe that innovation is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. Venture Café enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships.

How we connect innovators

Exchanging ideas is just the beginning. Venture Café Philadelphia is a vehicle for connecting people, and fueling innovation.  Venture Café Philadelphia creates the forum for connecting innovators who ultimately seek to create positive change in both local and global communities. We’re connecting innovators to make things happen.

Who is in our community

We welcome people with just an idea and serial entrepreneurs with successful companies, investors looking for their next big bet and mentors seeking to share their expertise, youth with fresh perspectives and seasoned professionals – from all neighborhoods and communities in Philadelphia.