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1 Million Cups: Mandela Washington Fellowship
July 12 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am
This week’s presenter is Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The Mandela Washington Fellowship empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. This is a nation-wide program funded by the U.S. Department of State and consists of three main program tracks: Business, Civic Engagement, and Public Management. For the eighth year, Iowa Entrepreneurship has welcomed 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from Sub-Saharan African countries to the University of Iowa to partake in the 2023 program.
Join us every Wednesday at 8:30AM to connect with other community members and hear from a new founder, entrepreneur, creative, business, or organization!
- 8:30 to 9:00 – Coffee & Conversation
- 9:00 to 9:45 – Official Program
- 9:45 to 10:00 – Q&A
Want to stay up to date on 1MC events and presenters? Or do you want to present or nominate a community member? Visit the 1 Million Cups page below to sign up for our newsletter or apply to present!
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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!