Last night was our very first, Venture Cafe Townhall. We opened up the space for all attendees, new & old to tell us what the future of Venture Cafe St. Louis looks like to them! Accompanying that was an open discussion about the tangible and actionable things that Venture Cafe can do and look for in our community to move toward that future!
The first session, Envisioning The Future of Venture Cafe was focused on the programmatic arm of Venture. What topics, activations, and sessions did our community want to see? What did they know about in the community that we should also be tapped into? These were the questions presented and our participants knocked it out of the park and filled up the pages like no tomorrow! Each group went into the explanation of their decisions and the reasoning on why these community resources or ecosystem innovations are something we should keep our eye on.
Following that we held our Engaging The Innovation Community, session! If the previous session was all about the programmatic side, this could be considered the community-focused side of Venture. We asked for community feedback and insight into what our gatherings should feel like, additionally asking for any and all contacts that could get us there! Once again our participants showed out and made sure each of their separate pages were filled to the brim with answers and connections.
We want to thank each and everyone that came out to our Townhall! It was an amazing experience and a rare chance to see what you all value at Venture Cafe! As we move towards the end of December, please remember. THERE WILL BE NO VENTURE CAFE ON DECEMBER 8th! We are returning on December 15th! So we will see you all for our WINTER SOIREE!