1 Million Cups: Illuminations Center for Enlightenment

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week Join Jennifer Murphy, NewBoCo's Director of Innovation, as she facilitates a conversation with Stephanie Ryan, owner of Illuminations Center for Enlightenment! Illuminations' mission is to bring forth light into the world through education of the mind, body, and spirit. It aspires to offer guests a place of knowledge in a safe environment, where …

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1 Million Cups: Mayoral Forum

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week Join Jennifer Murphy, NewBoCo Director of Innovation, as she facilitates a conversation about entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education among Cedar Rapids mayoral candidates Amara Andrews, Myra Colby Bradwell, Brad Hart, and Tiffany O'Donnell! Community members will be given the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates through an online form (soon to be …

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1 Million Cups: Alyx Coble-Frakes

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week Join us for another Founder Fireside with an ISA Ventures-funded company! ISA Ventures General Partner, Eric Engelmann, will interview Alyx Coble-Frakes, founder of "The Agenda. Period". Alyx has now taken the company through both the University of Iowa venture-school program and the first cohort of the Iowa EdTech Accelerator and has received a …

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1 Million Cups: Empower by GoDaddy

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week Join us to hear from Empower by GoDaddy! They will share with us their journey of how they got to where they are today. You'll even hear from some of the businesses that have been through the program and learn about all they've accomplished in the last few years. Empower by GoDaddy, in …

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1 Million Cups: Logan Schultz & Alex Schulte

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week This week, we engage Logan Schultz and Alex Schulte of L.A.S. Podcast Network in a conversation about where the idea to create a podcast network came from, the challenges they've faced, and why they place so much emphasis on supporting local voices and businesses! In 2021, Logan Schultz and Alex Schulte were part …

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1 Million Cups: Christian Gray

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week Hear from one of the startup founders backed by ISA Ventures! Christian Gray, founder of AxisU, will share the company's story through conversation with Eric Engelmann, ISAV’s General Partner. Christian will discuss his and AxisU's challenges, successes, and plans to scale the business in Iowa. Christian started AxisU to address national workforce shortage …

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1 Million Cups: Bridgette Williams-Robinson

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week After the devastation faced by so many Iowa communities on August 10, 2020, Bridgette Williams-Robinson saw a need to provide a service for a problem that is not openly talked about enough. That is why she formed the organization Bridge Under The Bridge to provide a small solution where food insecurity is a …

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The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week The news is out: NewBoCo and Kiva have partnered up to bring accessible and affordable microloans to small businesses owners all over Iowa! Kiva is a San Francisco-based microfinance non-profit that enables everyday people like you and me to lend small amounts (as low as $25) to inspiring entrepreneurs all over the world. …

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The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week! This week's 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids will feature Quinn Pettifer of The Gazette! She will be presenting information on the upcoming Iowa Ideas conference hosted by The Gazette. The conference will be held virtually on October 14th and 15th and registration is free! Iowa-born astronaut Peggy Whitson and Visiting Associate Professor at …

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Become an Intrapreneur!

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

Join us to learn more about what an Intrapreneur is and how we can help you build them within your organization in this overview and information session. Intrapreneur Academy is a team-centric, cohort-based year-long program designed to equip emerging and established leaders within your organization with key skills in innovation-focused in the areas of culture, …

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