1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs.
To educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs in a neutral and supportive atmosphere.
Developed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2012, 1 Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.
Each 1 Million Cups event has two startups present their companies to a diverse audience of in their community. Prior to presenting, entrepreneurs hone their presentation skills through free, online lessons from Kauffman Founders School.
1 Million Cups events are learning environments where budding businesses can be discussed in a neutral supportive atmosphere.