West Regional Representative

The spontaneous networking that occurs before and after 1 Million Cups makes it the best place for serendipity to occur and naturally leads to many new business relationships that are not only mutually beneficial, but further strengthen the wider startup community.

Zachary Draper

Reno, NV


Meet Zachary Draper

Invigorating Reno entrepreneurs through exciting ideas and loads of caffeine has been a passion of Zachary's for the last five years, but his community involvement didn't start there. Prior to 1 Million Cups, Zachary co-founded a Nevada non-profit that connected startups and small businesses with successful entrepreneurs to learn from their inspiring success stories. He has also been involved in a number of volunteer endeavors ranging from enlightening kids about the possibilities presented in business ownership, helping victims of crime through advocacy and serving on multiple local boards including Little League. When not volunteering, Zachary spends his days behind his laptop advancing his insur-tech startup, Talage.

Zachary is excited about his new role in the larger 1 Million Cups community. He enjoys complex challenges and looks forward supporting local organizers through the many trials they face.

What is a Regional Representative?

Community leaders who provide guidance on how to grow a deeply engaged community; and shares best practices from organizers across the country.

How Can a Regional Representative Help You?

Our regional representatives are point people for 1 Million Cups organizers to engage with on growing their communities and learning best practices. Regional reps will be accessible via Slack and email and are eager to help organizers build their 1MC communities.

You should think of them as your first stop when you have a question about building your community, including presenter pipeline, inclusion, attendance numbers and building engagement.

What Area Does Zachary Serve?

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Can I be a Regional Representative?

Possibly! We are working to formally define what the role looks like, including eligibility, application process, responsibilities and more, with a strong focus on inclusion and diversity. The more you engage and interact with your regional rep, the more we can learn and better position this role in the future.

Stay tuned for more details about our regional reps!