1 Million Cups CLT

Every 1st Wednesday of the month

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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! Try to attend regularly - consistency gives better value! First Wednesday of every month...just create a recurring event in your calendar. New, different, and exciting presentations each time!

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 and new opportunities for partnership. There is a good mix of regular attendees, and visitors.

Membership is free, here’s what you’ll gain:

• Connections in an entrepreneurial community of over 800 members
• Insight on how other businesses are positioning and promoting themselves for growth
• Opportunity to use and refine your “elevator pitch” for your own business via networking
• Clarity and inspiration through Think Tank activities to brainstorm and problem-solve as a group
• Opportunities for collaboration and partnership
• Free coffee AND snacks, and great conversation with entrepreneurs and business advisors

Interested in Pitching your Startup or Business Concept?

We want to hear from you! 1MC Charlotte is focused on providing a welcoming setting for early-stage entrepreneurship. If you are a startup, less than 3 years in business and in the Charlotte area, you can apply to present your startup or business concept at 1MillionCups.com/Charlotte (https://www.1millioncups.com/charlotte).

Here’s what you’ll gain as a presenter:
• Professional help refining your slide deck and pitch (you won’t find this free resource anywhere else)
• Opportunity to present your business concept to a room full of supportive and knowledgeable entrepreneurs
• 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!
• Exposure to expand your company’s brand awareness through your presentation and a free write-up about your concept or business that we post to our social media sites! (a unique offering for Charlotte 1MC!)

To apply to present - sign-up at www.1MillionCups.com/Charlotte (http://www.1millioncups.com/Charlotte)

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). Learn more about at https://www.1millioncups.com .

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