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1 Million Cups: Wings2Water
February 9 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
This week’s presenter is Marty Lenss of Wings2Water! Wings2Water is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving water quality in the Mississippi River watershed. Using informational displays and crowdfunding tools at airports, we educate travelers while also fundraising from the millions who visit airports every day in the U.S. We use those funds to financially support local projects that are focused on improving water quality. Our overall mission is to ultimately reduce nutrient runoff and flood impacts, restore local water quality and eliminate the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Our headquarters is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- 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.