What we're about

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, 1 Million Cups is where entrepreneurs find their community! Each gathering attendees connect, learn and grow with their peers, mentors, and community resource providers.

We have three goals:

• Provide a learning platform for the audience

• Find ways that the community can support the entrepreneur (As a community, we always ask, "How can we help you?")

• Bring the community together on a consistent basis and drink lots of coffee

1MC is every Wednesday at 8am at Do Space in Omaha.

Note: 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?

Interesting in presenting? Join our group, attend at least one session, and let us know!

Upcoming events (5)

1 Million Cups with Jeremy Bouman, CEO of RISE

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, 1 Million Cups is where entrepreneurs find their community! Each gathering attendees connect, learn and grow with their peers, mentors, and community advocates. 1MC works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing the companies that shape our community. Format: 8:00 Coffee & Contacts 8:20 1MC Presenter Jeremy Bouman More about Jeremy Bouman & RISE Jeremy currently serves RISE as the Founder and CEO. Prior to joining RISE, he served for 7 years as Associate Vice President of Development at Creighton University. Jeremy has 17 years of leadership experience in higher education and non-profit organizations in New York City, Baltimore and Omaha. He earned a BA in Communications from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and a master of science in leadership from Creighton University. At RISE, transformation starts pre-release and continues post-release. Our inside/out model bridges incarceration to the community and considers all the critical steps in that journey. We prepare and train people for each phase through intensive character development, employment readiness, job creation through entrepreneurship and case management. We transform people in the community by building awareness and empathy that leads to support and opportunity. These connections heal families, create employment pathways and lower recidivism. RISE serves in 7 Nebraska prisons: · Omaha Correctional Center (Omaha) · Nebraska State Penitentiary (Lincoln) · Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (York) · Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (Tecumseh) · Lincoln Correctional Center (Lincoln) · Community Correctional Center, Lincoln · Community Correctional Center, Omaha RISE's innovative 6-month program focuses on character development, job readiness and entrepreneurship. Program graduates receive a RISE completion certificate and a Certificate in Career Readiness from the University of Nebraska Omaha's School of Business Administration. Some of the RISE curriculum components include: Gallup assessments and training for participants (CliftonStrengths and Builder Profile 10); the Pathways to Freedom curriculum developed by the Prison Mindfulness Institute; and entrepreneurship and business curriculum created by NFTE, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. The curriculum will feature less video content and more classroom teaching and facilitation. RISE holds in-prison volunteer coaching events and business pitch competitions. Volunteers coach on resumes, leadership statements, business ideation and lead mock interviews. Volunteers judge pitch competitions and provide mentorship to RISE Builders. RISE offers program graduates case management support upon release. Post-release services include a business incubator, reentry planning, job readiness training and transitional housing. More about 1 Million Cups: As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we're here to fulfill that mission. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key to the success of our programs. Nationwide, 1 Million Cups communities aim to present an inclusive and supportive front door to their local entrepreneurial ecosystems. These qualities are essential for 1MC to fulfill its mission to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. And they are too essential to leave to chance as the number of 1MC communities continues to grow. PARKING: - Free parking available at DoSpace.

1 Million Cups with Autumn Pruitt, Hardy Coffee Co.

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, 1 Million Cups is where entrepreneurs find their community! Each gathering attendees connect, learn and grow with their peers, mentors, and community advocates. 1MC works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing the companies that shape our community. Format: 8:00 Coffee & Contacts 8:20 1MC Presenter Autumn Pruitt, Hardy Coffee Co. More about Autumn Pruitt & Hardy Coffee Co. Autumn Pruitt is the owner of Hardy Coffee Co., a local coffee shop on a mission to bring you a wonderful coffee and baked goods experience. Join Hardy Coffee Co in one of its three Omaha locations, or have them bring the experience to your next meeting with its catering service. Set up a wholesale account with them and provide great, locally roasted coffee for the entire office. Hardy Coffee Co. is a sponsor of One Million Cups and provides delicious coffee each week! More about 1 Million Cups: As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we're here to fulfill that mission. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key to the success of our programs. Nationwide, 1 Million Cups communities aim to present an inclusive and supportive front door to their local entrepreneurial ecosystems. These qualities are essential for 1MC to fulfill its mission to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. And they are too essential to leave to chance as the number of 1MC communities continues to grow. PARKING: - Free parking available at DoSpace.

1 Million Cups with Paul Jarrett, Bulu Box

Do Space

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, 1 Million Cups is where entrepreneurs find their community! Each gathering attendees connect, learn and grow with their peers, mentors, and community advocates. 1MC works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing the companies that shape our community. Format: 8:00 Coffee & Contacts 8:20 1MC Presenter Paul Jarrett More about Paul Jarrett & Bulu Box: Paul Jarrett is a Subscription Box Champion, Midwest entrepreneur, and Co-Founder and CEO of Bulu. After a decade working on ad campaigns for Lowe's and Nike, Paul joined Complete Nutrition and got a taste of startup life. In 2012, Paul co-founded and launched Bulu Box with his wife, Stephanie Jarrett. On PaulJarrett.com, Paul shares the unfiltered truth about his entrepreneurial experiences, leadership, self-awareness and Subscription Box best practices. Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a box curated with a new mix of 5-6 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. Of course, shipping is always free and you can cancel anytime. Share your thoughts about each product in your sample surveys each month to help us find more products that you’ll love! You can learn more about all the products you love at Bulubox.com and we’ll point you to the best online retailers to purchase. Here, you’ll also get expert tips, tricks and a supportive community of Bulugans just like you. Join the discovery and find a healthier you! More about 1 Million Cups: As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we're here to fulfill that mission. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key to the success of our programs. Nationwide, 1 Million Cups communities aim to present an inclusive and supportive front door to their local entrepreneurial ecosystems. These qualities are essential for 1MC to fulfill its mission to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. And they are too essential to leave to chance as the number of 1MC communities continues to grow. PARKING: - Free parking available at DoSpace.

1 Million Cups with John King, Glasswater Angling

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, 1 Million Cups is where entrepreneurs find their community! Each gathering attendees connect, learn and grow with their peers, mentors, and community advocates. 1MC works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing the companies that shape our community. Format: 8:00 Coffee & Contacts 8:20 1MC Presenter John King More about Glasswater Angling: Glasswater Angling LLC (formerly Glasswater Lead Free Lures) is an innovative outdoor company with a focus on fishing the lead free way. Our commitment is to exceptional fishing tackle that gives our customers fishing success and "a Better Outdoors" More about 1 Million Cups: As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we're here to fulfill that mission. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key to the success of our programs. Nationwide, 1 Million Cups communities aim to present an inclusive and supportive front door to their local entrepreneurial ecosystems. These qualities are essential for 1MC to fulfill its mission to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. And they are too essential to leave to chance as the number of 1MC communities continues to grow. PARKING: - Free parking available at DoSpace.

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