Save Venture Cafe St Louis’ Innovation Community
Update: The support of our partners, community, sponsors, and government has allowed us to maintain our employees after making the move to be fully online. Your support allows us to weather this moment, and pivot our strategy to respond to these new economic conditions. There is still much work to be done, but we're acting quickly to support our community through free educational experiences for our entrepreneurs and innovators. Programs like Venture Hours provide tangible steps for new and emerging entrepreneurs and our EdHub program's Educator Resource Guide is helping educators pivot and innovate their teaching practices. Thank you for your support.
In 2019, Venture Café Thursdays and 39 North supported more than 21,000 aspiring or established entrepreneurs, held 50+ events, and offered more than 3,000 hours of free education. Innovation Hall gave more than $739,000 worth of donated space to nonprofits and early-stage entrepreneurs. We also offer free space and support for educators who are launching new initiatives to solve our educational system's most entrenched challenges. We supported the launch of 16 new initiatives including a restorative justice program to a literacy program that partnered with Disney/Marvel.
Help raise the $250,000 we need to continue supporting innovators engaging with the critical issues facing our rapidly changing society.