What we're about
Are you a business owner, entrepreneur or business advisor?
Join 1 Million Cups Charlotte and plug into the largest entrepreneurial community in the Queen City.
You’ll meet like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners who understand just how difficult it is to start and grow your own business. Discover new ways to grow your business and opportunities for partnership by meeting the movers and shakers of the Charlotte business community.
Membership is free, here’s what you’ll gain:
• Join our entrepreneurial community of over 800 members
• Find out how other businesses are positioning and promoting themselves for growth
• Refine your “elevator pitch” for your own business
• Participate in Think Tank activities to brainstorm and problem-solve as a group
• Discover opportunities for collaboration and partnership
• Enjoy free coffee and great conversation with entrepreneurs and business advisors
Interested in Pitching your Startup or Business Concept?
If you are a startup, less than 3 years old and would like to present your existing business or business idea for honest and supportive feedback, click through to https://1MillionCups.com/Charlotte and apply to become a presenter.
Here’s what you’ll gain as a presenter:
• Professional help refining your slide deck and pitch for your business (you won’t find this free resource anywhere else)
• Opportunity to get on stage and present your business concept to a room full of supportive and knowledgeable entrepreneurs
• Gain valuable feedback on how to improve your business model, marketing, promotion and monetization strategy from experienced business owners and advisors (this alone could save you thousands of dollars!)
• Practice your pitching and presentation skills without all the “Shark Tank” pressure; we are all here to help you grow.
• Gain exposure and expand your company’s brand awareness
1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs.
Developed by the Kauffman Foundation (http://www.kauffman.org/), 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.
The Charlotte Chapter is part of a national network of 1 Million Cups groups across the country (over 140 groups and counting). You can read more about this amazing community of entrepreneurs at https://www.1millioncups.com .
We encourage Charlotte business owners, entrepreneurs, investors and anyone interested in entrepreneurship and business growth to join us for an event and explore mutually beneficial relationships.