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Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Learn more about 1 Million Cups (http://www.1millioncups.com/About.aspx).

We meet every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am (except we skip the first Wednesday of every month). One entrepreneur gives a 10 minute pitch with 20 minutes Q&A. As a community, we always ask, "How can we help you?" Come join our caffeinated community.

Interesting in presenting? Join us, attend at least one meeting, and let us know!

Upcoming events (5+)

1 Million Cups Loudoun: ConnectAG

Mason Enterprise Center, Leesburg

The 1 Million Cups-Loudoun program is a pitch and networking forum where entrepreneurs help entrepreneurs. Over the last 5 years 1MC-Loudoun has helped over 200 presenting founders overcome challenges and identify new opportunities for their startups & small businesses. ConnectAG connects customers to right employees directly using digital assistant technology without the need for expensive agents or business phone system. Businesses currently invest in expensive agent and contact center technology for answering customer calls or calling out. Many times customers are directed to voice mail which is unprofessional and leads to flight of new customers. We can solve the above problem cost effectively using personal and mobile phones acting as a virtual contact center where right employees are connected to customers. https://www.vot.ai/

1 Million Cups

Mason Enterprise Center, Leesburg

The 1 Million Cups-Loudoun program is a pitch and networking forum where entrepreneurs help entrepreneurs. Over the last 5 years 1MC-Loudoun has helped over 200 presenting founders overcome challenges and identify new opportunities for their startups & small businesses. This forum has been the first stop for many of Loudoun’s successful startups and continues to be an important entry point for many of today’s great business ideas. Check back soon for this week's presenter, or APPLY to present your business at https://www.1millioncups.com/loudoun Why your business should present: • Get solutions for a business challenge from an engaged and supportive audience; • Validate that your product or service is the right fit for your customer; • Crowdsource new ideas for sales and marketing, go-to-market strategy or funding that you may not have considered previously; • Practice how you deliver the presentation of your business or idea. What you can expect as an attendee: • One business owner presents their business each week and provides a challenge or opportunity that they are working on; • The audience is asked to help provide solutions and ideas for the owner to consider; • Networking with other business owners and Loudoun community resources. Learn more about the history and growth of 1 Million Cups across the country, https://www.1millioncups.com/

1 Million Cups Loudoun: EcoDisk

Mason Enterprise Center, Leesburg

The 1 Million Cups-Loudoun program is a pitch and networking forum where entrepreneurs help entrepreneurs. Over the last 5 years 1MC-Loudoun has helped over 200 presenting founders overcome challenges and identify new opportunities for their startups & small businesses. This week's presenter is EcoDisk. EcoDisk is a one-stop-shop for gardeners run by high school students from the Academies of Loudoun. EcoDisk produces an eco-friendly kit and disk for potted plants. The kit contains a drainer disk, soil, organic fertilizer, and instructions. The kit is a one stop product to get gardening essentials for novice gardeners. The drainer disk contains layers of recycled material and filter fabric to prevent the soil from clogging the drainage holes of pots. The disk prevents over watering due to drainage issues, increasing plant longevity. https://814800.wixsite.com/shopecodisk

1 Million Cups

Mason Enterprise Center, Leesburg

The 1 Million Cups-Loudoun program is a pitch and networking forum where entrepreneurs help entrepreneurs. Over the last 5 years 1MC-Loudoun has helped over 200 presenting founders overcome challenges and identify new opportunities for their startups & small businesses. This forum has been the first stop for many of Loudoun’s successful startups and continues to be an important entry point for many of today’s great business ideas. Check back soon for this week's presenter, or APPLY to present your business at https://www.1millioncups.com/loudoun Why your business should present: • Get solutions for a business challenge from an engaged and supportive audience; • Validate that your product or service is the right fit for your customer; • Crowdsource new ideas for sales and marketing, go-to-market strategy or funding that you may not have considered previously; • Practice how you deliver the presentation of your business or idea. What you can expect as an attendee: • One business owner presents their business each week and provides a challenge or opportunity that they are working on; • The audience is asked to help provide solutions and ideas for the owner to consider; • Networking with other business owners and Loudoun community resources. Learn more about the history and growth of 1 Million Cups across the country, https://www.1millioncups.com/

Past events (282)

1 Million Cups Loudoun: A Wedding Loft

Mason Enterprise Center, Leesburg

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