How to Babysit and Spark DJ to Present at Next 1 Million Cups Rochester


The second edition of 1 Million Cups Rochester will be held Wednesday March 1st at 9AM. Two southeast Minnesota based startups, How To Babysit and Spark DJ, will share their stories.

1 Million Cups is a free, educational event for entrepreneurs, based on the idea that entrepreneurs connect and network over one million cups of coffee. 1 Million Cups takes place Wednesday mornings at exactly 9AM- local time- in over 110 communities across the US. At each event, two different early stage startups tell their story to a collected group of peers.

1 Million Cups Rochester is held the first Wednesday of each month in the Bleu Duck Kitchen Event Space (14 4th Street SW). Parking is in the 3rd Street Ramp. The 1 Million Cups Rochester organizing team is currently accepting applications from innovative, southeast Minnesota based startups to present.

This Wednesday the local startups How To Babysit and Spark DJ will be featured.



How To Babysit

  • Industry: Information/Communication Technology
  • Founded: 2016
  • Cofounders: Erin Wagner and Brad Harvey

How To Babysit is creating an app and online training tools for babysitters. The startup teaches babysitting and business management skills through workshops and online tutorials. The team is also developing an app that allows teen sitters to input their available times and connect and schedule babysitting jobs with prospective parent clients.


Spark DJ

  • Industry: Music
  • Founded: 2016
  • Cofounders: James Jones and John Boss

Spark DJ is a mobile app that uses machine learning, live feedback, and automation to provide an extremely personalized DJ experience. The technology has the potential to disrupt the way music entertainment takes place, allowing live-music curation from guests and seamless music transition to take DJing to the next level.