Matchmaking for Success- Startup Career fair and co-founder matching

Sep 7, 2023, 9:00 PM – Sep 8, 2023, 12:00 AM

Venture Café Cambridge, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, 02142

Are you searching for the ideal co-founder to join your startup? Do you want to build strong relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs based on shared values and a passion

In-person event

About this event

Event Description

Say goodbye to boring events and hello to a night filled with fun, connections, and valuable opportunities! Join us for an extraordinary collaboration with Prepare4VC, where you'll dive into a vibrant atmosphere brimming with energy, creativity, and innovation. Our event is meticulously designed to ignite your passion, fuel your entrepreneurial spirit, and empower you to transform your boldest ideas into reality. Engage with like-minded individuals, immerse yourself in dynamic discussions, and unlock unprecedented personal and professional growth. This immersive experience is your gateway to seizing new opportunities, embracing change, and unleashing your full potential. Secure your spot now to build lasting connections, explore boundless potential, and uncover a world of thrilling possibilities that await you!


Connection Collider w/ Prepare4VC | 4:30 PM -7:30/ 8 PM? | Venture Café

The backbone of Venture Café – networking aided by drinks and snacks. Come meet the community and make connections with all different kinds of innovators as you search for your next Co-Founder, team member, job opportunity, etc.

So come with your startup and/or business idea and make your serendipitous moment come true!

Tonight, we’ll have “come with your business or startup idea” and the desire to potentially meet a co-founder”

Incorporated additional name tags indicating things like:

I’m looking for: a Co-Founder!

I’m looking for: a new job opportunity in (industry)


Venture Café offers a networking opportunity to meet different innovators and make connections while enjoying drinks and snacks.

Intro to Venture Café: How to Maximize Your Experience | 4:40 PM - 5 PM | Venture Café

Drop in for this overview of what Venture Café is, what we do as a community, and how you can make the most of our weekly Thursday Gathering programming! Bring a friend, grab a drink, and plugged-in to the ecosystem - it's time to CONNECT, LEARN, and SHARE.

for making a difference? If so, get ready to dive in and discover your ideal co-founder match during this interactive workshop.

Co-Founder Matching 5 PM - 6:15 PM | Venture Cafe

Are you searching for the ideal co-founder to join your startup? Do you want to build strong relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs based on shared values and a passion

When it comes to finding your ‘perfect match’, we’re challenging you to go beyond just matching skills and qualifications, and to pivot your focus to building strong, authentic relationships based on shared values and a common drive to create impact. That's why we're thrilled to welcome Melis Dural, the visionary founder of, to kick things off with an inspiring mini talk on the power of genuine connections in the startup landscape.

So whether you're an entrepreneur looking for your perfect partner, a startup enthusiast, or just someone with an idea, this is the event for you. Come ready to connect, mingle, and ignite innovation in a supportive and fun environment!



Plant seeds with Questions: what do you look for in a co-founder? What’s 1 main quality that you look for in a co-founder

Incorporate questions as rotating slides & print to leave around space

Founder, startups, and people looking to be hired by those startups

Find Your Fit: Career Fair & Rapid Pitching | Havana & Santo Domingo Rooms 6:30-8 PM

Get ready for an electrifying session that combines the excitement of a career fair with the fast-paced thrill of rapid pitches.

Picture yourself in a room buzzing with a mix of company tables and entrepreneurs where you have just 30 seconds to captivate and make your mark. This dynamic twist takes networking and career exploration to new heights, as companies actively seek memorable pitches that create instant connections and open doors in real-time. It's a unique opportunity to shape your future and accelerate your career journey. Whether you're a job seeker, entrepreneur, or company looking to make meaningful connections, this session is designed to fuel action and impact.

Join us and step into the fast lane of networking, innovation, and professional growth. This is not your ordinary career fair—it's a high-energy environment where connections are made in the blink of an eye. Register now and unleash your potential!


Possible taglines: Pitch-Perfect Matchmaking: Career Fair + Rapid Connections

Find Your Fit: Career Fair + Quick Fire Pitches

Speed Networking Redux: Career Fair + Rapid Pitches

Launch Your Career: Elevating Opportunities with Rapid Pitches

Turbocharge Your Ambitions: Career Fair + Rapid Pitching

Elevate Your Game: Career Fair + Instant Pitches

Power Your Potential: Career Fair + Rapid Fire Pitches

Swift Into High Gear: Career Fair + 30-Second Pitches

Step Up Your Game: The Ultimate Career Fair Pitch Session

Rapid Exchange: Accelerating Opportunities at the Career Fair

Every every 15 minutes, people get 30 seconds pitch & Vivek summarizes their pitch

VCC have rolling white boards (1 large, 1 medium, 1 tall and thin), as well as large sticky notes you can stick to walls

6:30-6:35 intro and explaining purpose, format, flow

6:35-6:50 fair stuff

6:50-6:55 pitches (10 people max) havana

6:55-7:10 fair stuff

7:10-7:15 pitches (10 people max) santo domingo

7:15-7:30 fair

7:30-7:35 pitches in havana

7:35 - 7:50 - Fair Stuff

7:50: 7:55 - Pitches in santo domingo

7:55 - 8:00 - end with final thanks,

Check out what happened


  • Vivek Udaykumar

    Boston New Technology

    Chief Organizer

  • Cynthia Cunningham

    Venture Cafe



September 7 – 8, 2023
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


Co-Founder Matching
Find Your Fit: Career Fair & Rapid Pitching


  • Jason Kraus

    Prepare 4 VC


  • Steve Vilkas

    Prepare 4 VC

    Chief Dot Connector


  • Jason Kraus

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Yevgeny Ioffe

    Mi-Si Electronics Design, Inc.


  • Steve Vilkas

    Prepare 4 VC

    Community Builder

  • Christopher Dube

    Prepare 4 VC

    Community Builder

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Dell Technologies

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