What we're about

What’s all the buzz about? 1MC is a free, weekly program that hosts a local founder who presents their business in a short 7-8 minute presentation. Then we host 30 minutes of Q&A with a room full of peers, mentors, service providers, and potential investors.

1MC was started at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City to connect what was, at the time, a fragmented, isolated startup community. The name came out of one simple question: Could we change the face of our startup community by connecting local entrepreneurs over a million cups of coffee?

Come out every Wednesday or in-between investor pitches. We'll always have a warm smile, a fresh cup of coffee and some great entrepreneurial spirit and connections.

- 1 Million Cups Portland Organizers

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Portland 1 Million Cups

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Portland 1 Million Cups

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Portland 1 Million Cups

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