Venture Café

Venture Café was created to provide a resource for the St. Louis entrepreneurial and innovation communities. VC's mission is to enable fresh and useful conversations by bringing together CEOs, investors, and new entrepreneurs. The Venture Café, through its physical space and online communities, can provide the framework upon which numerous experimental “applications” can be nurtured and launched. Currently, the Venture Café is located on the 2nd floor of CIC@4240 (4240 Duncan Avenue).


CET is the largest and oldest Innovation Center in Missouri! CET is nationally recognized for providing the infrastructure and resources needed for early-stage, high-growth companies in the fields of information technology, bioscience and consumer/manufactures products. CET offers flagship programs like Square One, filling an important role in the Cortex district and broader St. Louis region.



The Cortex Innovation Community is home to a vibrant 200-acre innovation hub and technology district integrated into St. Louis’ historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast residential neighborhoods, surrounded by nationally ranked universities and medical centers and abundant cultural and recreational assets.