Join us at #VCvirtualJAWN this Thursday!05/13 Program
05/13 Program

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Meet the Team!

We have a small but mighty team focused on our mission. And we’re fun too (at least we think so).

Tracy Brala

Vice President of Ecosystem Development & Executive Director Venture Café Philadelphia

“Believing in roses makes them bloom. Believing in people makes them bloom.”

– Unknown

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Angela McQuillan

Program Manager & Experience Designer

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

– Joseph Chilton Pearce

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Garry Johnson III

Entrepreneurial Program Manager

“Creativity requires diverse perspectives for getting answers and new insights — and multiple means are required to get those perspectives.”

– Natalie Nixon

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Emily Meltzer

Program & Community Engagement Associate

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

– Anne Frank

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Natalie Coyle

Event Operations Associate

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”

– Fred Rogers

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Thursday Gatherings don’t just happen on their own. Besides the Venture Café Philly staff, a team of volunteers (aka, Ambassadors) help produce the magic. If you like fostering connections at our events, greeting people as they visit, or serving up a drink to a thirsty innovator, we want to talk to you! Visit our Get Involved page for more information on how to join our awesome team.



Venture Café Philadelphia is part of the Ecosystem Development Team at the University City Science Center. This team is also made up of Quorum and the Marketing Team. Keep an eye out for these awesome people every Thursday around the cafe and 3675 Market Street.