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Your guide to the Heartland’s 1 Million Cups events

1 Million Cups was developed in Kansas City, MO in 2012 by Co-Founders Cameron Cushman and Nate Olson who were working at the time on the Entrepreneurship Team at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  What began as an experiment to bring entrepreneurs in one city together over a cup of coffee towards a goal of…

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Your guide to the region’s 1 Million Cups events

1 Million Cups was developed in Kansas City, MO in 2012 by Co-Founders Cameron Cushman and Nate Olson who were working at the time on the Entrepreneurship Team at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  What began as an experiment to bring entrepreneurs in one city together over a cup of coffee towards a goal of 1 million cups and corresponding encounters, has grown into a national movement. 1 Million Cups events to build local entrepreneurial networks are now being held in over 180 cities in the US.

The meetings are run by a dedicated group of entrepreneurs from each local community who volunteer their time and resources to the program. Participation is free. On Wednesday mornings across the country, community members now gather to connect and share ideas, experiences and resources with each other. Different local entrepreneurs are invited by the organizers of each event to give a short presentation of their company or business concept after which they each receive helpful feedback and support from their entrepreneurial peers.

According to their website, the 1 Million Cups program aims to “educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs to their communities” thus empowering them to persist in bringing their ideas to life.

For more information, visit www.1millioncups.com.

 

Arkansas

Bentonville
8:00 AM at Exchange
409 SW A St, Bentonville, AR 72712
1millioncups.com/bentonville

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Illinois

Chicago
8:30 AM at 1871 Chicago, The Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #470
Chicago, IL 60654
1millioncups.com/chicago
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Peoria
8:00 AM at Jump Simulation
Edison Room, floor 3
Peoria, IL 61603
1millioncups.com/pia
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Rockford
9:00 AM at Thinker Ventures
317 W. Jefferson St.
Rockford, Illinois 61101
1millioncups.com/rockford
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Indiana

Fort Wayne
9:00 AM at Main Headquarters
Junior Achievement
601 Noble Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
1millioncups.com/fortwayne
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Indianapolis
8:00 AM at Speak Easy Broad Ripple
5255 Winthrop Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
1millioncups.com/indy
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Muncie
8:00 AM at Innovation Connector
1208 W White River Blvd
Muncie, IN 47303
1millioncups.com/muncie
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Northwest Indiana
9:00 AM at Commercialization and Manufacturing
Excellence Center Room
1157150 Indianapolis Blvd
Hammond, IN 46324
1millioncups.com/northwestindiana
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South Bend
8:00 AM at 101Co
3101 E Mishawaka Ave
Mishawaka, IN 46545
1millioncups.com/southbend
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Iowa

Ames
7:30 AM at The Maintenance Shop
Iowa State University Memorial Union
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA, 50014
1millioncups.com/ames
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Cedar Rapids
8:15 AM at NewBoCo
415 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
1millioncups.com/icr
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Cedar Valley
8:30 AM at Mill Race Coworking
200 State St 2nd Floor
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
1millioncups.com/cedarvalley
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Des Moines
8:00 AM at Science Center of Iowa
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50309
1millioncups.com/desmoines
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Iowa City
9:00AM at Merge
136 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
1millioncups.com/iowacity
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Pocahontas
9:00 AM at Flex Fitness Center (upstairs)
325 N Main St
Pocahontas, IA 50574
1millioncups.com/pocahontas
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Kansas

Lawrence
9:00 AM at Cider Gallery
810 Pennsylvania St
Lawrence, KS 66044
1millioncups.com/lawrence
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Manhattan
8:00 AM at The Wareham Opera House
410 Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
1millioncups.com/manhattan
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Topeka
9:00 AM at 712 Innovations
712 S Kansas Ave #1
Topeka, KS 66603
1millioncups.com/topeka
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Wichita
9:00 AM at Advanced Learning Library
711 West 2nd St N
Wichita, KS 67203
1millioncups.com/wichita
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Michigan

Copper Country
8:30 AM at the Finnish-American Heritage Foundation
435 Quincy St
Hancock, MI 49930
1millioncups.com/coppercountry
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Kalamazoo
8:00 AM at WMed Innovation Center
4717 Campus Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
1millioncups.com/kalamazoo
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Oakland County
9:00 AM at Oakland County Conference Center
2100 Pontiac Lake Rd
Waterford Twp, MI 48328
1millioncups.com/oaklandcounty
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Minnesota

Eden Prairie
9:00 AM at Hennepin Technical College
13100 College View Dr
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
1millioncups.com/edenprairie
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Mankato
8:30 AM at College of Business Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
424 N Riverfront Dr #200
Mankato, MN 56001
1millioncups.com/mankato
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Minneapolis
9:00 AM at Impact Hub
Minneapolis-Saint Paul
817 Fifth Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
1millioncups.com/minneapolis
Rochester
9:00 AM at Bleu Duck Kitchen
14 4th St SW, Rochester, MN 55904
1millioncups.com/rochester
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St. Paul
9:00 AM at James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
St Paul, MN 55102
1millioncups.com/stpaul
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Willmar
8:00 AM at WORKUP
1601 Technology Dr NE
Willmar, MN 56201
1millioncups.com/willmar
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Winona
7:30 AM at The Garage Cowork Space
123 Lafayette St
Winona, MN 55987
1millioncups.com/winona
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Missouri

Columbia
9:00 AM at Columbia REDI Innovation Hub
500 East Walnut Street
Columbia, MO  65201
https://www.1millioncups.com/como
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Jefferson City
9:00 AM at Columbia College
JCMO Campus
3314 Emerald Ln
Jefferson City, MO 65109
1millioncups.com/jeffcity
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Kansas City
9:00 AM at Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
1millioncups.com/kansascity
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Sedalia
9:00 AM at State Fair Community College
Thompson Conference Center Room A
State Fair Community College
Sedalia, MO 65301
1millioncups.com/sedalia
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Springfield
8:30 AM at Springfield Art Museum
1111 E Brookside Dr
Springfield, MO 65807
1millioncups.com/springfield
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St. Louis
9:00 AM at T-REX
911 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63101
1millioncups.com/stlouis
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Nebraska

Lincoln
9:00 AM at The Mill Coffee & Bistro
2021 Transformation Dr
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
1millioncups.com/lincoln
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Omaha
8:00 AM at Do Space
7205 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114
1millioncups.com/omaha
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North Dakota

Bismark/Mandan
9:00 AM at Dakota Stage
412 E Main Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501
1millioncups.com/bisman
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Fargo
9:15 AM at The Stage at Island Park
333 4th St S
Fargo, ND 58103
1millioncups.com/fargo
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Grand Forks
9:00 AM at Fire Hall Theater
2nd Ave N
Grand Forks, ND 58203
1millioncups.com/grandforks
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Williston
8:30 AM at Teton Lounge
Stevens Hall and Health
Science & Sports Complex
1410 University Ave
Williston, ND 58801
1millioncups.com/williston

 

Ohio

Cleveland

8:30 AM at LaunchHouse
675 Alpha Dr
Highland Heights, OH 44143
1millioncups.com/cleveland
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Columbus

8:30 AM at Rev1 Ventures
1275 Kinnear Rd
Columbus, OH 43212
1millioncups.com/columbusoh
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Oklahoma

Claremore
8:30 AM at She Brews Coffee House
414 W Will Rogers Blvd
Claremore, OK 74017
1millioncups.com/claremore
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Enid
8:30 AM at Five80 Coffeehouse
122 E Randolph Ave
Enid, OK 73701
1millioncups.com/enid
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Lawton
9:00 AM at Great Plains
Business Development Center
1601 SW Parkridge Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505
1millioncups.com/lawton
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Miami
8:30 AM at Miami Main
11 S Main St
Miami, OK 74354
1millioncups.com/miamiok
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Norman
9:00 AM at MAINSITE
Contemporary Art
122 E Main St
Norman, OK 73069
1millioncups.com/norman
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Oklahoma City
9:00 AM at StarSpace46
1141 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
1millioncups.com/okc
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Ponca
8:30 AM at Pioneer Tech
(First Wednesday 09/04/2019)
2101 N Ash St Rm B131
Ponca City, OK 74601
1millioncups.com/poncacity

Stillwater
9:00 AM at OSU Riata Center
Downtown
619 S Main St
Stillwater, OK 74074
1millioncups.com/stillwater
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Tulsa
9:00 AM at 36 Degrees North
36 E Cameron St
Tulsa, OK 74103
1millioncups.com/tulsa
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South Dakota

Aberdeen
9:00 AM at Capitol Theater
415 S Main St
Aberdeen, SD, 57401
1millioncups.com/aberdeen
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Brookings
9:00 AM at Children’s Museum
521 4th St
Brookings, SD 57006
1millioncups.com/brookings
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Rapid City
8:30 AM at Black Hills State University
Rapid City Campus
4300 Cheyenne Boulevard
Box Elder, SD 57719
1millioncups.com/rapidcity
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Sioux Falls
9:00 AM at Museum of Visual Materials
500 N Main Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
1millioncups.com/siouxfalls
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Yankton
9:00 AM at Gathering Grounds Coffee
205 W 3rd St
Yankton, SD 57078
1millioncups.com/yankton
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Wisconsin

Appleton
9:00 AM at Fox Valley Technical College
D.J. Bordini Center
5 N Systems Dr
Appleton, WI 54914
1millioncups.com/appleton

Eau Claire
Featuring Nied Design Build, LLC
9:00 AM at CoLab
312 S Barstow S
Eau Claire, WI 54701
www.1millioncups.com/eauclaire
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Fond du Lac
9:30 AM at Envision Greater Fond du Lac
23 S Main St #101
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
1millioncups.com/fonddulac
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Green Bay
9:00 AM at Rise & Grind Green Bay
A Community Space
Brown County Central Library
515 Pine St
Green Bay, WI 54301
1millioncups.com/greenbay
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Madison
8:30 AM at Dreambank
(new location in the Spark building)
821 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
1millioncups.com/madison
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Milwaukee
8:00 AM at UWM Lubar
School of Business
3rd Floor Executive Atrium, Lubar Hall
3202 N Maryland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
1millioncups.com/milwaukee

 

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