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1 Million Cups Omaha moving from UNO to Wareham Building

1 Million Cups Omaha is making a move to the Wareham Building, 1624 Mike Fahey St., in North Downtown this week.

The startup presentation and networking event on Wednesday mornings is leaving the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Mammel Hall, where it began last October. 

Organizers hope the move will be more convenient and bring out more attendees.

“We thought UNO would be a good central location to have it, but not many people were coming from out west so we decided to move it closer to the center of gravity,” said co-organizer Shane Reiser. “We also hoped students would show up because it was on campus and get interested in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, but that didn’t end up happening either.”

The Wareham Building is increasingly becoming a larger part of the entrepreneurial ecoystem as Straight Shot accelerator and coding/web school Interface School recently relocated to the building near Creighton University’s campus. 

Metered parking is available near the Wareham for $.25 for an hour. Reiser said he’ll stand at the door and reimburse quarters to those who need them. The Park Omaha app also allows drivers to pay for parking through the app with a credit card. The building is secure, but someone will be at the door to let everyone in.

1 Million Cups is in Omaha the first three Wednesdays of the month from 9-10 a.m. and at Nebraska Global in Lincoln the last Wednesday. Luis Lopez of Cardiosys will present this week.

— Source: 1 Million Cups

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