I'm extremely excited to announce that Rochester has been granted our own 1 Million Cups!
1 Million Cups is a free, 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.
I have attended 1 Million Cups at various locations around the US and have always felt that Rochester needed an event like this to bring the entrepreneurial community of our Southeast Minnesota region together to hear from and assist local entrepreneurs.
A monthly 1MC will start in Rochester on February 1st, 2017.
Thanks to everyone that has worked on this effort over the last two years. I especially want to thank the organizers of SHOUT 2.0 who proved that interest in a monthly gathering of entrepreneurs was a reality in Rochester.
Check out some recent Rochester Rising articles about 1 Million Cups:
1 Million Cups Information Video from the Kauffman Foundation:
Recent video of a presentation at 1 Million Cups Saint Paul: