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1 Million Cups: the You Academy

January 12 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

1 Million Cups: Cedar Rapids with Kendra Aahrus and Rina Jensen of You Academy on January 12th, 2022
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This Week

Today, we’ll sit down with Kendra Aahus and Rina Jensen of the You Academy to discuss their inspire goal to transform the landscape for women entrepreneurs and small business owners!

In its own words, “the You Academy was created specifically with women in mind. Because we’re talking about the things every other business-focused venture school, institute, and academy are not. A few unique things you’ll find in the You Academy—menstrual cycles, core coping mechanisms, & self promotion.

“Yes, we also cover other important basics like cash flow, taxes, and marketing, but we know that as women, historically, we’re told that we’re too emotional—really we’re cyclical and it’s time to make that work to our advantage—and we feel like imposters more often than our male counterparts—because our subconscious is sabotaging us—and we’re less likely to self promote because we’re taught to do for others and be humble.”

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

Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups (1MC) is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Early-stage businesses and established companies facing interesting challenges are welcome to present their companies to a panel of experts for advice and engage the audience in a question-and-answer session to encourage collaborative and honest conversations. We also feature expert speakers, founder fireside interviews, and exploration of business failures and the shared learning that comes from those failures.

The Cedar Rapids chapter was the sixth in the U.S. and takes place almost every Wednesday. Every event is free, and everyone is welcome and invited 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 will involve a presentation or conversation with a new founder, entrepreneur, business leader, subject matter expert, or creative. A list of upcoming events and presenters can be found on our Events Calendar.

Check our calendar often! The process to find and select presenters is an ongoing one, so events will be updated as new information is available.

With Linn County currently at a high transmission level for COVID19, masks are recommended for 1 Million Cups this week, per CDC and Linn County Health recommendations.


January 12
8:30 am - 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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