The monthly Café Nights @ RIC are energetic and dynamic events where innovators and entrepreneurs can find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality.


These regular gatherings provide a space for conversations and scheduled programs to inspire a wide range of attendees from different backgrounds and industries to connect, share ideas, and grow their ventures. The Café is open to all members of the innovation community.

Counting down the next Cafe Night









September Cafe Night: Living in White Spaces [September 26th]

Cafe Nights @ RIC

Schedule of Events


(1st Floor)

Office Hours:

Click directly on names for bios and registration links.
A proven problem solver with a history of getting people and organizations, both professional and volunteer, to operate at a higher level of accomplishment. As a regional sales manager, I built up my regions to become the top performers at both firms for which I had that role. On the volunteer side, I had a leadership role in three successful public review processes that were key to the success of three of the largest private developments in Boston history.
Kevin is Executive Director of Venture Café Boston, a nonprofit Foundation that connects the innovation community by managing spaces, programs and conversations. Previously, Kevin has been on the management teams of several early stage companies in the mobile, telecommunications, web and software industries. His executive roles have been in business development, sales, marketing, product management and corporate development. Check here for his LinkedIn.
Phil has over twenty years experience in banking and Venture Capital. His banking experience also includes ten years with the Federal Government in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Phil’s government responsibilities involved contracting with the Government and Small Business & Minority Outreach. His other background experience includes a number of years serving on the Boards on various Non-profit Social Service and Recreational organizations. This activity included Strategic Planning, Marketing and Fundraising.

Talks & Presentations:

(Think Space)
PEACE Boston: Heart and Mind Yoga
What Does it Mean to Live in White Spaces

Malia Lazu, Director, EpiCenter Community
Alessandra Brown, Director, Roxbury Innovation Center (RIC)
Kerry Bowie, Co-Founder, Msaada Partners

Founder’s Roundtable: Uniting for a Fair Economy

Office Hours at Roxbury Innovation Center

2017 Café Nights @ RIC

September 26, 2017

October 24, 2017

November 28, 2017

December 12, 2017

When is the next Café Night and how do I register?

The next Café Night @ RIC will be held on Tuesday, August 15th, from 5 PM – 9 PM.

Click here to register.

Is there a charge to attend the Café Night?

Nope! These events are free to attend.

What should I bring to the event?

Bring your ideas, your questions, your advice and your business cards–and definitely bring a friend if they are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.

What programming can I expect at a Café Night?

The Café Nights @ RIC will be a mix of open networking and scheduled programs. The scheduled programs will vary every month, and could include office hours with business experts, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations and more. We will post more information on this page as the schedule for each month gets built out.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This event is open to all ages.

Can I join your mailing list to get updates for future Café Nights?

Yes! Just visit our Contact page to sign up, and we will deliver news and upcoming programs to your inbox.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Roxbury Innovation Center is located at 2300 Washington Street, on the 2nd floor of the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building. We are accessible by public transit–many bus lines and the Silver Line go directly to Dudley Square. There are a number of parking lots in the area for those arriving by car.