Saturday, April 20, 2024

A temporary Venture Café, meant to be a meeting place in Kendall Square for the tech and venture capital crowd, has opened, said Tim Rowe, founder of the Cambridge Innovation Center and president of the Kendall Square Association.

But it’s not so much in the square as over it, in the 11th-floor café of his own rapidly expanding Cambridge Innovation Center, he said today. A permanent site only smoots away from a T stop could be secured soon, chosen from among three locations, he said. When asked Monday whether those options were all in Kendall or included a Harvard Square option, which was considered in November for a trial version of the café, he wouldn’t comment.

The café in his own business incubator was part of a Tuesday expansion announcement and celebration of Massachusetts entrepreneurship. Rowe said in an e-mail:

That is where the VC office hours are being held, as well as some other upcoming gatherings. The first VC hours were actually held that same Tuesday afternoon, with Highland Capital doing the office hours. The next one will be March 4, with Michael Greeley of Flybridge holding office hours.

To pitch your venture capital-worthy idea at the Venture Café, click here to reserve a date and time.