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March 1, 2021 0 comments

15 FEBRUARY 2021

Venture Café Global Institute (VCGI) is building a world-wide movement to create stronger, more inclusive ecosystems that enhance and accelerate the innovation process. At its core, Venture Café connects curious, talented, passionate people at a local, regional and global level by activating entrepreneurship, innovation and technology to fix the world’s biggest problems. In 2020, we connected around 100,000 innovators to make things happen. Each Venture Café location offers topical programming, engaging spaces and collaboration opportunities that are tailored to the needs of the local region.

In 2015, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) established Venture Café Miami (VCM) seeking to grow Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and better connected locally, nationally, and globally. Since opening in 2016, VCM has convened programming that has attracted over 50,000 innovators, resulting in content partnerships with 1000+ organizations and 1500+ free educational sessions. 

Today, we are proud to advise that the current Executive Director, Leigh-Ann Buchanan Esq and her team are leaving VCM to start something new, Aire Ventures. Buchanan hopes to, “…work collaboratively with local leadership and stakeholders to devise inclusive and equitable solutions to systemic challenges’. 

VCGI are well aware of the essential role Venture Café Miami plays in the community and look forward to continuing to convene the Thursday Gathering and other programs, you’ll soon meet our new team focused on supporting Miami’s vibrant startup and entrepreneurial scene well into the future. 

Zara Crichton, President of VCGI said, “Overall, we see a growing, exciting community in Miami and believe Venture Café has an invaluable place in it, gathering and growing the local and global innovation community.”

For media enquiries please contact:

Zara Crichton
President VCGI

Leigh-Ann Buchanan
President + CEO of Aire Ventures

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