1 Million Cups
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 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!
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!View Upcoming Events
If you’ve been asked to be an expert panelist, read more about what to expect.
Why Present at 1MC Cedar Rapids?
Introduce your idea to the community. Get feedback and guidance from expert panelists about your business. Polish up your public speaking skills. Build a stronger personal network. Learn about entrepreneurship. Find a new customer or investor. Find a co-founder. Support your community. Enjoy free coffee!Apply to Present at 1MC Cedar Rapids