APPLY TO PRESENT

  • Prepare/conduct a better presentation
  • Receive coaching from 1 Million Cups organizers before you present
  • Come back to 1MC again and present your company 6 months or a year later
  • Apply to present in other cities that will expose you to new markets and people
  • Engage with and receive free advice and feedback from a diverse audience
  • The potential to to receive local, regional or national coverage on your startup
  • Share your presentation with friends, family, mentors, investors, educators, etc.
  • Step 1: Check Out Your Local 1 Million Cups Community

    You'll get the best sense of what to expect by attending a nearby event.

    Step 2: Apply to Present

    Industry doesn't matter as long as your company is less than 5 years old and you're open to community engagement, you can apply to present at 1MC.

    Applying is easy and takes less than 30 minutes. Once submitted, the community organizers will review your application and get back to you with any follow-up questions. You will work together to schedule a presentation date. Approval is based on local organizer discretion.

    Step 3: Prepare Your Presentation

    Here's your chance to make it count! You've got 6 minutes to tell your community who you are, what you're doing, and why you're doing it. See how other entrepreneurs have presented at 1MC events here. Find inspiration on creating awesome presentations by watching the Kauffman Founders School Powerful Presentations series.

    In the 20 minute Q&A session after your presentation, you'll be given the opportunity to engage with your community to help strengthen your company. All of this leads up to the Million dollar question (see what we did there?) "What can we as a community do to help you?"

    Bonus: You will receive additional comments/feedback from the audience that will go directly into your company profile.

    Ready to present your company?