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1 Million Cups: Bridgette Williams-Robinson
August 11, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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 huge issue.
Through their food trailer, Bridge Under The Bridge focuses on making a positive effort for the families in our community. The Robinson’s own lived experience of hunger and homelessness drives them to make a long-lasting difference in the lives of some of our most vulnerable community members. To this date, they have served hundred—if not thousands—of free hot meals to those in need—no questions asked. Their efforts have even earned them national news coverage, landing them a segment on Good Morning America and a brand new food trailer.
In the wake of the 1-year anniversary of the 2020 derecho, NewBoCo’s Director of Innovation Services, Jennifer Murphy, will facilitate a conversation with Bridgette. They will discuss how the Bridge Under the Bridge organization has changed and grown over this last year and what the future might hold for them.
- 8:30-9:00 – Coffee & Conversation
- 9:00-9:45 – Official Program
- 9:45-10:00 – Q&A
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.