Entrepreneurship, Engineering, and Gaming


March to May Bootcamp
Venture Cafe is proud to bring Youth CITIES’s March to May bootcamp to St. Louis.  Started in 2007, Vicky Wu Davis has been creating and refining a curriculum to expose young people to the mindset and principles of entrepreneurship; to prepare them to be leaders in their field, whether as founder or part of an innovative team; to identify, launch, and execute innovative products, services, and new ventures that contribute to socio-and economic value creation.

With the belief that innovation is a process to improve the human condition, Venture Cafe strives to create opportunities in our communities and are committed to Creating Impact Through Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability (CITIES).

Designed for middle school and high school students, from any school or town, participants work with a variety of entrepreneurs to start a venture, figure out how it impacts their local community, and determine how its going to make money while driving change.


Wow! That’s Engineering at Saint Louis University
Society of Women Engineers at Parks College
Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

Girls in 6th – 8th grade: Be a part of Wow! That’s Engineering! where you will experience the creativity and innovation of engineering, participate in hands-on engineering activities, meet professional and collegiate women engineers, and hear about the exciting career opportunities available in this field!

Registration is required due to limited space. Student registration fee is $5 each (non-refundable). Lunch is included.


Youth Learning Center: Midwest Youth Game Jam 2015
Join us Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21 at Youth Learning Center’s Midwest Youth Game Jam! What exactly is a Game Jam, you ask? Kids with a love of video games, card games, board games, video game design, or just games in general get together for a weekend and are challenged to create a completely unique and creative game based around a secret theme! There is no cost to participate, and no prior game design experience is necessary.