1 Million Cups (1MC) is a pitch mentoring platform that engages entrepreneurs in communities around the nation. Each week 1MC programs offer local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and peers. Presenters in the Boulder group deliver a 6-8 minute pitch deck presentation designed for investors, channel partners or co-founders. They then engage in 40 minutes of feedback and questioning that we call crowd mentoring followed by 30 minutes of networking. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses and connect with a peer community that cares about their progress. Participants walk away having advanced their business and the audience walks away with the satisfaction of providing expert crowd-vetted coaching. Whether presenter, mentor or passive audience member, there is much to learn every week from this dynamic and diverse community. The Kauffman Foundation sponsored program takes place at 9:00 am every Wednesday morning in cities across the U.S.