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1 Million Cups: Kiva Interview with Dana Rae

November 30, 2022 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

From behind, 1 Million Cups crowd members applaud a presenter

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Dana Rae
Dana Rae poses with some holiday-inspired crafting materials

Join us for engaging conversation between Capital Access Manager for Kiva Iowa, Kaitlin Byers and entrepreneur and recently-funded borrower, Dana Rae of DanaRae-llc! DanaRae-llc provides a crafting experience and stress-free workshop environment where people can go to be crafty and where, as Dana says, “coloring outside of the lines is a good thing.” The company also runs an online store containing hand-made and personalized goods. DanaRae-llc offers things as varied as rhinestone mugs, personalized tumblers, key chains, and Tic-Tac-Toe boards. Dana Rae adds, “in addition to crafting workshops, I feel it is important for customers to be able to come in during business hours and try non-workshop crafts.”

Kaitlin will ask her about her journey as an entrepreneur and as a borrower with the Kiva microloan program. Come, listen, and learn how Dana Rae strives towards her goal to “create an experience to remember!”


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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November 30, 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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