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1 Million Cups: Founder Fireside with Nate Kalkwarf

December 21, 2022 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

From behind, 1 Million Cups crowd members applaud a presenter

This Week

Hear from Nate Kalkwarf, cofounder and COO of Restoration Counseling and Community Services, and Eric Engelmann, General Partner of ISA Ventures! They talk about knowing your numbers, the metrics and math to focus on when scaling a business.

Restoration Counseling and Community Services (RCCS) is “dedicated to providing proven community-based programming for individuals transitioning from the criminal justice system back into their communities. RCCS believes – without reservation – that all individuals possess the ability to make positive life changes. Based upon this belief, RCCS provides substance abuse treatment, cognitive behavioral intervention, and life skill services while encouraging change through personal responsibility and accountability.”

ISA Ventures (ISAV) is “Iowa’s first multi-stage venture capital studio”. ISAV represents “a balanced approach to growing Iowa-based companies through multiple phases of their growth, including early stage startups, rapidly growing young companies, and expansion and late stage companies.” The studio takes pride in focusing on key Iowa industry sectors like biotechnology, healthcare, education technologies, engineering and automation technologies, agriculture, food, bio-processing, insurance and finance technologies, and  transportation and logistics technologies.

If you’re interested in measurable and scalable business growth, don’t miss this opportunity!


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

The Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups (1MC) on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. We welcome early-stage businesses and established companies facing interesting challenges to present their companies. Typically, one or several representatives present before a panel of experts. They seek advice and then engage the audience in a question-and-answer session to encourage collaborative and honest conversations. We also feature expert speakers, founder fireside interviews, and explorations of business failures and the lessons learned!

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

Join us Wednesdays @ 8:30 a.m. at The Olympic Theater South Side (1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401)! Each event features a presentation or conversation with a new founder, entrepreneur, business leader, subject matter expert, or creative. Find a list of upcoming events and presenters on our Calendar.

We update events as new information is available, so check the calendar often!

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December 21, 2022
8:30 am to 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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