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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Cafe Nights @ RIC

July Schedule of Events

Impact Studio:

4:30 – 7:30pm

Fab Lab Roxbury Digital Fabrication Demos & Tours

Office Hours:

Click directly on names for bios and registration links.

Learn Lab:

4:00 – 5:00pm

Integrating Maker Technology more broadly across the education system, with panelists:
  • Sherry Lassiter – Executive Director, Fab Foundation
  • Netia McCray – FabLab Roxbury Manager and Entrepreneur in Residence

5:15 – 6:15pm

Exploring Jobs of the Future, with panelists:
  • Neal Sandy – GE Ventures
  • Claudia Reauter, SVP Labs, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Sarah Boisvert – FabLab Hub
  • Kevin Wiant – Venture Café Foundation

Think Space

2016 Café Nights @ RIC

July 19th

Aug 16th

September 20th

October 18th

November 15th

December 13th

January 2017 TBD

When is the next Café Night and how do I register?
The next Café Night @ RIC will be held on Tuesday, April 26th, from 4 PM – 8 PM.


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.