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Have a crazy awesome superpower? Do you want to help strengthen Philadelphia’s innovation community?

We have just the role for you!

A lot of what we do is free, which means that we need the best team of volunteers around us to continuously create the exciting and dynamic experience of Venture Cafe Philadelphia. There are a number of ways you can get involved with Venture Café and help to foster this environment. Check out our roles below and fill out the form to join our kick-a** team!


Do you have something compelling to share with our growing community of ideators and innovators? Fill out our session proposal form to host a session with us. 

  • Lead a session – inspire out-of-the-box thinking, education tools for small businesses, activations (of all types)
  • Activate a demo table – test market, demo, or share products
  • Host an info table –  spark social innovation and conversations within the space

Have a different idea? We’re all ears! Fill out the form to get started.


Ambassadors help run the Venture Café Thursday Gathering, welcoming attendees, upholding our Community Credo, enhancing our innovation space, supporting the programming activities and much more. 

  • Tell a story through the creation of digital content
  • Greet people as they visit
  • Serve up a drink to a thirsty innovator

The roles of our crew are always changing and we are always open for all kinds of help. If you are interested or want to volunteer in any way, fill out the interest form and attend a training session.


No matter what stage of business you are in, everyone needs some advice. If you are a local business expert, consultant, or service provider, you’re the perfect fit to join our team of Venture Café Mentors and run Office Hours during Thursday Gathering events. We are looking for professionals with a desire to give back to the community and share their knowledge with emerging founders and business leaders through our weekly office hours program. If you think you can take on this daunting task, let us know by emailing 


If you are interested in being involved with Venture Café through a sponsor or partnership role, please consider donating here or contacting for more information.