1 Million Cups: Marketing in Innovation

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week Maximize your marketing when you need to do a lot with a little! That is the topic of our conversation with Rob Merritt, Director of Communications for NewBoCo. Dr. Jennifer Murphy will talk with Rob about some of his best ideas built from years of working in the nonprofit sector and media to …

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1 Million Cups: Founder Fireside with Cherie Edilson

The Geonetric Building 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week This week, hear from one of the startup founders backed by ISA Ventures! Cherie Edilson, co-founder of Member Marketplace, will share her story through conversation with Eric Engelmann, ISAV’s General Partner, including the challenges, successes, and plans to scale her business in Iowa. Program schedule: 8:30-9:00 - Coffee & Conversation 9:00-9:45 - Official …

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1 Million Cups: Cat Cantrill

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week This week's presenter is Cat Cantrill! Cat is a 2016 Woman of the Year Nominee and 2018 Gazette HER Woman of Achievement Award Honoree, founder and host of The Single Women's Society podcast, and founder and CEO of The Agency, a matchmaking and dating consulting agency for women. Early in 2021, Cat decided to focus …

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1 Million Cups: The Cheesecake Lady

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week This week's presenter is the famous Dawn Murray, otherwise known in The Corridor as "The Cheesecake Lady". NewBoCo Director of Innovation Dr. Jennifer Murphy will engage her in conversation, covering topics like starting a business, building a brand, and creating a product that people can't get enough of. Join us! Program schedule: 8:30-9:00 …

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1 Million Cups: CR Pride

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week This week, we'll hear from CR Pride! CR Pride is an all-volunteer led organization whose mission is to create opportunities for awareness, inclusion, and visibility of LGBTQIA+ individuals in our community. CR Pride has successfully held the annual Pride Fest here in Cedar Rapids since 1995. After being forced to cancel their annual …

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1 Million Cups: Founder Fireside with BJ Brugman

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week This week's program is a Founder Fireside in conjuction with ISA Ventures. Hear from the co-founder and CEO of Distynct, BJ Brugman. He will share his story through conversation with Eric Engelmann, ISAV’s General Partner, including the challenges, successes, and plans to scale the business in Iowa. Program schedule 8:30-9:00 - Coffee & …

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1 Million Cups: Dr. Jennifer Murphy and “The Art of the Question”

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week This week's presenter is Dr. Jennifer Murphy! Dr. Murphy is the Director of Innovation at NewBoCo and cohost of the new Iowa Innovation podcast! You and she will explore The Art of the Question and its impact for innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Dr. Murphy will introduce the elements and applications of critical questions. …

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1 Million Cups: Race for the Space

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week This week's presenter is Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Downtown District Jesse Thoeming! Jesse will be discussing an upcoming economic development program called "Race for the Space." The goal of “Race for the Space” is to support a new business to locate to Downtown Cedar Rapids and become a staple in the …

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1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids: At the Market with Dr. Jennifer Murphy

NewBo City Market 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week It's Spring! Let's celebrate with a very special 1 Million Cups on the lawn at NewBo City Market! NewBoCo's very own Dr. Jennifer Murphy will talk with  NewBo City Market business owners Kellie Kesselring, Darryl English, and Cheryl Kardell. These 3 unique shopkeepers will teach us about their businesses, the lessons they've learned …

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1 Million Cups: Resources for Founders w/ ISA Ventures

The Olympic South Side Theater 1202 3rd St SE #200, Cedar Rapids, IA

This Week This week, instead of a founder story, we're going to focus on funding resources for founders. We'll dive into a few of the resources here in Iowa like the Kiva loan program, bank financing, angel investors, venture capital, and others, comparing and contrasting the options, and how to approach each one. Are you …

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