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Event Series Event Series: 1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups: Hera Aviation

June 14, 2023 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

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This Week

This week, we’ll hear from Hera Aviation!

Hera Aviation is a software startup founded in August of 2022 located in Iowa that is developing a web and mobile based Peer-to-Peer and Peer-to-Business networking application that will connect the various facets of the private aviation industry. Long term plans for the application development include features such as: matchmaking renters to aircraft, instructors to students, renters to insurance, and charter operations to potential clients. With this mission, Hera intends to build an ecosystem that will allow the various demographics within the private aviation field to more effectively work together and provide enhanced visibility to businesses operating in this space.

Hera is looking forward to the Closed Alpha launch of their platform during the second half of 2023. With this in mind, Hera is working to grow awareness of the application and is actively seeking more pilots and rental facilities to participate in the upcoming Closed Alpha trials along with the planned Open Beta testing to take place early 2024. Features planned for the release in the Closed Alpha stage are to include: aircraft renting functionality, aircraft scheduling and listing services, aircraft check-out and check-in functions, pilot and aircraft documentation sharing and management, in-app contactless payment, and renter/owner instant messaging.

Come ready to listen, ask questions, or offer input!


Program schedule

  • 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.

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June 14, 2023
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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