NewBo Open Coffee Club started in August 2012 shortly after John Schnipkoweit returned from a trip to Colorado, where he saw a startup community putting together a number of great events like Open Coffee Meetups. A conversation with David Tominsky at Vault Coworking and Collaboration Space helped launch the first NBOCC meeting at Brewed Cafe in the New Bohemia District of Cedar Rapids.
When Brewed Cafe changed ownership from Richard Marceau to Steve Shriver the name changed to Brewhemia.
Josh McNary stepped up in recent months to help organize the meetup. This meetup is a minimally-guided conversation about anything rooted in creativity and entrepreneurship. Most conversations dig deep into what it takes to build a strong community, how to help others thrive, and a general tone of what we can do together to keep pushing the needle for Cedar Rapids and Iowa's Creative Corridor.
All are welcomed. There are no prerequisites to join!
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday every month at 8 am in the back of Brewhemia. We will sometimes move to the back CSPS gallery if the group is a but larger.