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1 Million Cups

August 4, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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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. NewBoCo and Kiva are excited to announce their first Iowa-based recipient of this new source of funding: Jessica Paisley and AMIDST Magazine!

This week, NewBoCo’s Kaitlin Byers, Iowa Capital Access Manager for Kiva, will be hosting a Founder Fireside with Jessica. They’ll discuss the history and aspirations of AMIDST, Jessica’s journey as a founder, her experience with the Kiva loan program, and much more! AMIDST is a digital + print magazine and dedicated online community for Midwest creatives.

AMIDST is where the Midwest meets art, beauty, culture, design, fashion, film, music, photography, and much more.

Learn more about AMIDST and Jessica through the AMIDST Magazine website and follow the journey on Instagram. If Jessica’s story inspires you, consider lending to her campaign on Kiva!


About 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids

Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups (1MC) is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Early-stage businesses and established companies facing interesting challenges are welcome to present their companies to a panel of experts for advice and engage the audience in a question-and-answer session to encourage collaborative and honest conversations. We also feature expert speakers, founder fireside interviews, and exploration of business failures and the shared learning that comes from those failures.

The Cedar Rapids chapter was the sixth in the U.S. and takes place almost every Wednesday. Every event is free, and everyone is welcome and invited to attend!

Join us Wednesdays @ 9 a.m. at The Olympic Theater South Side (1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401)! Each event will involve a presentation or conversation with a new founder, entrepreneur, business leader, subject matter expert, or creative. A list of upcoming events and presenters can be found on our Events Calendar.

Check our calendar often! The process to find and select presenters is an ongoing one, so events will be updated as new information is available.


August 4, 2021
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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1 Million Cups: Cedar Rapids
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The Olympic South Side Theater
1202 3rd St SE #200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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(319) 214-0392
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