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1 Million Cups: Founder Fireside with Bill Staib
May 17 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Join us for a conversation between Bill Staib, CEO and co-founder of College Raptor and Eric Engelmann, General Partner with ISA Ventures. Iowa City-based College Raptor is a college planning platform that matches prospective students to schools based on academic and financial fit. ISA Ventures is a multi-stage venture fund that focuses on key Iowa industries like medical technology, agriculture, educational technology, and engineering and automation.
College Raptor was acquired by Citizens Financial Group in 2022. Bill and Eric will discuss Bill’s challenges and successes as an entrepreneur and founder. They’ll also explore College Raptor’s journey from start up to acquisition.
We’ll see you there!
- 8:30–9:00 – Coffee & Conversation
- 9:00–9:45 – Official Program
- 9:45–10:00 – Q&A
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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!