Yeah, yeah. We know. 

“Become a partner” sounds so… standard.

But friend, joining forces to improve our communities definitely isn’t.

Like all of us here at Venture Café Philadelphia, you care about discovering the next big idea, supporting those who know how to get it done and changing lives for the better. You’ve been there. And you want to help others get there, too.

As a Venture Café Philadelphia partner, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to do just that. Together, we’ll co-create experiences and resources for our community who are hungry to take action locally and make an impact globally.

They might be launching their first startup. Or trying new things with their sixth business. Or building impactful organizations. Or making something permanent of a unique college project.

You already know that innovation can come from anyone – from a founder, an accountant, a geology student. You just want to help them make it happen through experiences they’ll never forget. So do we.

So let’s do that together.

Competitive Intelligence
What are your competitors paying attention to? Let us help shed some light.
Find the right people at the right time to grow your team, or infuse your team with the innovation tools to unlock growth potential.
Want to make a name for yourself within Greater Philadelphia's startup ecosystem? We’ll give you visibility and plug you in.
Thought Leadership
We’ll help you solidify your company as the go-to-expert in your field of expertise.
Social Impact
Partner with us to make a meaningful impact on the lives of Philadelphia's students and workforce.
Corporate Innovation
Tackle old problems with new ideas. We’ll help you think through innovative approaches to problem-solving.


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Thursday Gathering
The Thursday Gathering is is Venture Café’s signature program, drawing hundreds of entrepreneurs and innovators each week both in person and online. Through the Thursday Gathering sponsorship opportunities below, you’ll connect with passionate, creative innovators while amping up your brand awareness and trust.
Session Series
Short session. Big impact. For one hour during the Thursday Gathering, you’ll work with innovators in a one-on-one setting. Host an open-house ask-me-anything session, or share your expertise around specific topics. It’s up to you!
Theme Night
Many of our Thursday Gatherings are organized around a theme -- anything from trending business practices to cosmic exploration to creative activism. You’ll set the theme, develop several topical sessions, and will share space with other partners.
Takeover Night
Oh, you want to go big? Really big? We’ve got you covered. During Takeover Night, the entire Thursday Gathering is exclusively yours. We’ll work together to build every session, panel discussion, demonstration table, interactive element and memorable moment around your brand and interests. This is the experience that guests will talk about long after the event ends!
Let's be creative!
Looking for something a little different? We’ve got plenty of additional opportunities or could work with you on something completely unique. Get in touch, and let’s make something happen!
Get in contact with us!
Let’s get in touch and figure out how we can partner up!
Become a Partner

Meet some of our partners

“In my two years attending Venture Café, each Thursday Gathering has had the same warm and welcoming vibe, making me feel like a valued attendee every time I walk through the doors or enter the zoom room. I know each Thursday I can look forward to a diverse slate of programming that will challenge me to think outside the box, and introduce me to new concepts that challenge me to view Philadelphia and my community through a different lense each week.”
Grace Powers
Event Coordinator, CIC Philadelphia
“Venture Café has become the Philadelphia innovation community’s town hall, where both the opportunities and challenges of the moment, and their impact on our future, are always discussed. It’s hard NOT to learn something on a Thursday at Venture Café.”
Jason Bannon
Vice President, Marketing & Communications at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania
“Venture Café Philadelphia has been such a valuable partner for CIC and our community. They provide a rich network of community experts and entrepreneurs that our clients can tap into. Often we find that they also involve themselves in Venture Café programming and share their own knowledge with the community, which we love to see!”
Minna Hyon
Events Lead, CIC Philadelphia
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