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1 Million Cups: Resources for Founders w/ ISA Ventures
May 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 amFree
This week, instead of a founder story, we’re going to focus on funding resources for founders. We’ll dive into a few of the resources here in Iowa like the Kiva loan program, bank financing, angel investors, venture capital, and others, comparing and contrasting the options, and how to approach each one.
Are you looking for funding for a current project or interested in starting something? Maybe you’ve been daydreaming about a great idea and are just… a little curious? Maybe you want to get in on the other end! There will be plenty to learn and plenty to share!
It’s the perfect companion to anyone interested in the Cedar Rapids Race for the Space initiative!
- 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 @ 9 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!