1 Million Cups
Cedar Rapids & Iowa City

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly program that happens nationwide designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs.

Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Early-stage businesses are welcome to present their companies to the community and engage the audience in a question-and-answer session to encourage collaborative and honest conversations.

The Iowa City / Cedar Rapids chapter was the sixth in the U.S., and uniquely alternates between both ends of the Creative Corridor each Wednesday. Every event is free and everyone is welcome and invited to attend!

One Million Cups Cedar Rapids Iowa City

Why Attend 1MC?

Support your community’s entrepreneurs. Give helpful advice. Make connections. Meet someone new. Find a new job or post an opening at your company. Enjoy free coffee. As many cups as you’d like!

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Why Present at 1MC?

Introduce your idea to the community. Get feedback and ideas on your idea. Polish up your public speaking skills. Build a stronger personal network. Find a new customer or investor. Find a co-founder. Enjoy free coffee!

Apply to Present at 1MC