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1 Million Cups: The Hummingbirds

December 1, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

1 Million Cups: Cedar Rapids with Emily Steele, CEO of The Hummingbirds on December 1st, 2021
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Join us to hear from Emily Steele of The Hummingbirds!

The Hummingbirds help companies generate awareness and sales through local social sharing. Hummingbirds are everyday community members who try a new experience and share it on social media to their own friends and followers, introducing hundreds if not thousands of people to new brands in their own community and beyond. Opposite of Instagram influencers, our Hummingbirds are your neighbors, your gym pals, and your coworkers—when they share content to their trusted audience of peers, people pay attention and take action. We are scaling from Des Moines to cities nearby.

Program schedule:

  • 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.

With Linn County currently at a high transmission level for COVID19, masks are recommended for 1 Million Cups this week (August 11th), per CDC and Linn County Health recommendations.


December 1, 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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