Looking to start a business in Williamsburg, York or James City County? Your next step is coming to 1 Million Cups. What is 1 Million Cups you ask? It is a program funded by the Kauffman Foundation in cities around America committed to the growth of entrepreneurs. In their words “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.” The Kauffman Foundation is known for their funding and grants in the startup community.
We are proud to announce that the greater Williamsburg Partnership has launched a local 1Million Cups; known as the 1 Million Cups/GREATER WILLAIMSBUG area. The local 1 Million Cups is hosted at The Launchpad in New Town. Every Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 AM. In the past we have hosted Cookie Text, SponsorBuy, Emerge the Magazine, Colonial Folk Art, Access Virginia and HR Business Weekly and many more! The format of 1 Million Cups consists of a 6 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute question and answer by the audience. The audience is coached to engage and ask insightful questions toward the presenter seeking answers that initiate contemplation on the presenters end.
Our local 1 Million Cups community is made up of local business professionals, entrepreneurs, service providers, venture capitalists, mentors and anyone else that happens to find us on a Wednesday morning. If you are a business owner or thinking of stating a business or just have an idea in the Hampton Roads Areas venture over to the local 1 Millions Cups and watch an idea turn into so much more. For more information on 1 Million Cups GREATER WILLIAMSBURG click here. They welcome newcomers as well as presenters!