OpenCoffee Club

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The OpenCoffee Club is an open concept originated in 2007[1] in London by Saul Klein,[2][3][4] one of the founders of Skype. The goal was to encourage entrepreneurs, developers and investors to become acquainted with each other in informal gatherings so that the investment industry become more transparent and thus to encourage entrepreneurship.[5]

Meetings are held worldwide every week at over 100 locations as the timing and content varies by city.[6] There is no single database of Open Coffee groups: The Ning group founded by Saul Klein is inactive, but events can be found on, Facebook and websites such as There are active groups in Krakow Poland that has been running from 2012 to the present, Lisbon, Portugal since late 2021, Ericeira, Portugal since spring 2023, Sydney, Australia since summer 2023.


  1. ^ "Team". Index Ventures. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  2. ^ Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry (2011-01-20). "Meet Saul Klein, The Entrepreneur Turned VC Who Just Sold His Company To Amazon For $312 Million". Business Insider. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  3. ^ "Who Needs Silicon Valley?". 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  4. ^ "The OpenCoffee Club Movement". 2007-05-22. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
  5. ^ Interview with OpenCoffee Club founder Saul Klein
  6. ^ "OpenCoffee communities". 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2014-01-22.

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