1 Million Cups

  • Prairie Portraits: TJ Andreasen

    Prairie Portraits: TJ Andreasen

    The Prairie Portraits series features founders, funders and community builders from Nebraska’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

  • Startup Omaha Week | Day 3 Recap

    Startup Omaha Week | Day 3 Recap

    Startup Omaha Week Day 3 was packed with advice and resources from funders, founders and support organizations. Explore takeaways from the day.

  • Recap: SPN Town Hall at 1 Million Cups Omaha

    Recap: SPN Town Hall at 1 Million Cups Omaha

    It’s been almost six months since SPN relaunched under the Nebraska Journalism Trust. Editor Stefanie Monge gave an update and asked for community feedback at a recent town hall at 1 Million Cups Omaha.

  • We want to hear from you

    We want to hear from you

    Celebrating wins is great. But learning from mistakes is invaluable. We’re leaning in to candor and community in two upcoming SPN events and you’re invited.

  • Prairie Portraits: Justin Krug

    Prairie Portraits: Justin Krug

    We’re relaunching Prairie Portraits and asking the same 5 questions to community builders, founders and funders to get their perspective on the Nebraska startup ecosystem. Check it out!

  • More than 1 Millions Cups: Nate Olson’s adventure to find himself

    It was July 8, Nate Olson’s first unemployed day. After almost four years at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Olson had decided to leave his post as the face of 1 Million Cups and found himself wandering his house wondering what was next. “I was like, ‘What do I do today? I guess I need…

  • Lorentzen Hatchery students share progress at 1 Million Cups Des Moines

    On a rainy Wednesday morning in Des Moines, entrepreneurs gathered, as they typically do, at Green Grounds Cafe in Valley Junction for 1 Million Cups. But instead of learning about an entrepreneur’s story about building their business, they got to hear four…

  • Omaha Code School to launch second class, students will share at 1MC

    Omaha Code School is ready for round two. Applications opened Thursday for its second class, which will run from July 28 through Oct. 17. The first class of developers is set to finish in a month, May 16. “We want to be a benefit to the community year round,” Code School instructor Sumeet Jain said.…

  • Iowa Startup Accelerator to sponsor 1 Million Cups broadcast across state

    During 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids this morning, organizers of the Iowa Startup Accelerator announced that—likely beginning in January 2014—the group will sponsor a broadcast of 1 Million Cups across the state. “The startup culture is strong in many communities around Iowa, but for the most part they are operating independently,” said Eric Engelmann …

  • 1 Million Cups Omaha-Lincoln set for Wednesday launch, will split meetups

    In Des Moines and Kansas City, Wednesday mornings mean coffee and sharing ideas with other entrepreneurs. Now two more Silicon Prairie cities—Omaha and Lincoln—are being added to the 1 Million Cups roster. “After seeing the impact 1 Million Cups has had on neighboring cities, we’re excited to bring the event to Nebraska,” said organizer Shane…