The Danforth Plant Science Center’s primary concern is and will always be the safety of our community, colleagues and guests.  In light of recent COVID-19 developments in the St. Louis region, the Danforth Center has cancelled all external events through April including Venture Cafe Night@39N. We are taking this step out of caution at a time of uncertainty about the extent of COVID-19 spread in the St. Louis region.

Instead of on-site meetings, Venture Cafe @ 39 North gatherings have gone virtual!  We are partnering with the global Venture Cafe community on virtual gatherings every Thursday.

Join us and participate!  Starting at 3PM you can check-in  Yes, this will update your visit count!

  1. Go go
  2. Click the Join Our Virtual Gathering Button
  3. You’ll be taken to the Venture Cafe landing page & FAQ
  4. If you don’t have Zoom you can download it there or here
  5. After you check-in, you’ll be brought to our Virtual Gathering page with the lineup of talks from STL and the broader Venture Café global network!

Venture Cafe @39 North By the Numbers

 34 Gatherings, 5,863 Attendees – 31% for the first time, 157 Sessions, 23 Sponsors


Overheard at Venture cafe

“I landed a multi-million dollar government contract at the event last month.”

“Some of my best clients have come from the 39 North gatherings.”

“The number of connections we made at Venture Cafe @39N was unlike anything we have back home.”  – Latin American visitors.


Thank you to the sponsors of Venture Cafe @ 39N!