A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Cedar Rapids.
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program 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.
For speakers: Our selection criteria + Presentation tips
For community: Code of conduct + Join us on Meetup + Join our email list
Hands Up is the gateway to linking people through language, connecting communities through communication, and uniting together the world through cultural compassion through communication access, resources, and advocacy; giving equal voice to all.
Every week, entrepreneurs present business ideas to the local community and learn how those around them can support their business in it's growth.
The organizers are independent licensees of the 1 Million Cups trade name and are not affiliated with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ("Kauffman"). All information, views, opinions and commentaries presented herein are those of the organizers and not those of Kauffman.