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Venture Cafe St. Louis: Thursday Gathering

Thursday, November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm • Organized By Venture Cafe St. Louis
4240 Duncan Ave, 2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63110


Bringing innovators together to make things happen! 

Venture Café St. Louis brings a large group of people together every week for the Thursday Gathering. If you're an entrepreneur, interested in starting your own company, or even just a curious person, this is the place for you. We host between 8-14 free, educational sessions each week on various topics from startups, science, tech, arts, etc.

Entrepreneurship is about being ok with failure, taking risks, and being ok with not knowing everything. Thursday Gatherings are about learning and connecting with other interesting people in St. Louis to help build up a strong community of makers and doers. We also believe in the power of serendipity. Who knows, maybe you'll meet someone and launch a company, or find a new job, or even get funding for your startup. All of those things have happened here.

No need to RSVP. Come anytime between 3-8pm.

All we ask is that you:

  • Don't hard sell (this is not a stuffy networking event)
  • Don't drink too much (we offer free beer and wine for those 21 years and older. Soft drinks, coffee, tea are available too)
  • Treat people with respect

For more information and to view our calendar of events and talks visit

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Venture Cafe St. Louis
4240 Duncan Ave
2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
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