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.

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May Café Night: Food & Beverage

Cafe Nights @ RIC

Schedule of Events

Demo Tables:

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Talks & Presentations:

(Think Space)

6:15 PM – Branch Foods: Become A Member of Branch Food

7:15 PM – Commonwealth Kitchen: Start A Food Business

Presented by Sherrina Hendrix, Operations & Business Manager


FabLab Roxbury:

5:00 PM – FabLab Roxbury: Demo and Tour

Office Hours at Roxbury Innovation Center

2018 Café Nights @ RIC

March 20, 2018

Female Founders

April 17, 2018


May 22, 2018

Food & Beverage

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June 19, 2018

Creative Economy

July 17, 2018

Fashion Innovation

August 21, 2018

Pitch Night

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September 18, 2018

Mind, Body, Soul

October 16, 2018


November 20, 2018


December 18, 2018


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.