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Programs that build community

Programs that help entrepreneurs grow

Programs that foster creativity

District Hall’s programs and resources are designed with the community in mind.

Our mission at Venture Cafe Foundation District Hall is to bring people together and connect them to the resources they need to be successful. We believe anyone with an idea has the potential to be an entrepreneur, and that innovation is present everywhereBy providing spaces, programs, and connections, we can strengthen our local and global communities to tackle problems with creative solutions.  JOIN US ON OUR MISSION.

EVENTS CALENDAR

Check out an overview of all of our upcoming programs and events on our event calendar link below.  A detailed list of the programs and resources we offer is below under “Program + Resources”.

Our Programs + Resources

FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS + RESOURCES

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Public Lounge

We operate a free, public lounge and shared workspace for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and community members.  Our mission is to bring people together and connect them to the resources they need to be successful.  We are growing the innovation community, fostering creativity and collaboration, and unleashing new channels of knowledge and brainpower. We welcome all entrepreneurs and innovators, for lounge hours, click here.

NETWORKING PROGRAMS

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Café NIGHT

Our flagship program is designed to connect entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators.  District Hall’s quarterly Café Night is comprised of networking, programming, info tables and community building. The mission is to meet like-minded entrepreneurs to create meaningful connections, exchange ideas and forge new collaborations. Our next Café Night, InspireHer, is on October 8th. To RSVP to the event click here

 

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EntrepreneurS COFFEE MEETUP

Boston-area entrepreneurs, innovators, founders and other interested community members are invited to join us at our Monthly Entrepreneurs Coffee Meetup. Share useful resources, and work through challenges of running a business together. Enjoy a coffee (or tea) on us! These informal community coffee meetups take place once a month in the morning. RSVP here.

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CIVIC TECH COFFEE

A monthly coffee meetup for those interested in civic innovation – whether that is civic tech, civic media, citizen services, data, community engagement. Civic tech coffee is a lightly structured networking meet-up that takes place at District Hall. RSVP here.

OTHER PROGRAMS SERIES

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EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP

Educational workshops are an opportunity for members of the innovation community to develop both hard and soft skills, covering a range of personal and professional topics. Join us at an Educational Workshop and meet the community.

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Entrepreneurs Evening Mixer

Boston-area entrepreneurs, innovators, founders and other interested community members are invited to join us at our Monthly Entrepreneurs Evening Mixer. Share useful resources, and work through challenges of running a business together. Enjoy a drink on us and snacks! These informal community evening meetups take place once per month in the evening. RSVP here.

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FOUNDERS DINNER

Join us for an evening of delicious food, inspiring conversations, and learning with other startup founders. Each quarter following a Cafè Night, we feature a Founder to facilitate the evening where they will share their start-up journey and open the discussion with Q&A conversations. Share useful resources, and work through challenges of running a business together. RSVP here.

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MORE THAN BRUNCH

Annually we bring local entrepreneurs together on a Sunday for Brunch to inspire, empower and create a space of connection and networking during our ‘More Than Brunch’ event. RSVP to here.

DISTRICT HALL RESOURCES

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VISIT ROXBURY INNOVATION CENTER

Roxbury Innovation Center is part of the same organization as District Hall called Venture Café Foundation. Visit RIC located in Roxbury for additional events and programs.

 

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SPONSORED CAFÉ NIGHT EXPERIENCE

Sponsored Café Night Experience focuses on a robust industry driving topic lead  that is sponsored by a thought leader in the Greater Boston region.  Interested in sponsoring and hosting? Contact Ruth for Sponsorship.