Entrepreneurship can drive positive change in our society. In order to succeed, early stage companies need a community. Communities help founders thrive by providing them with great ideas, feedback, support and becoming their first customers! 1MillionCups is an inclusive and supportive front door to our local entrepreneurial ecosystem. For this connection themed 1Million Cups event, we are bringing together social impact ventures and leaders for a morning of pitches and conversation.
#1MCMiami is a bi-weekly event sponsored by the Knight Foundation and hosted at The Idea Center at Miami Dade College in partnership with Radical Partners, Refresh Miami, Space called Tribe, Building.Co, Venture Cafe and WIN Lab Miami. The purpose of the program is to provide a safe space for entrepreneurs to support one another with feedback and connections.
We are looking "connection themed" startups to apply to pitch at the event. Apply here!
Once the startups are selected, the format is as follows:
Presenters prepare a 6-minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present.
Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather real-time feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business.
The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.
Free parking is available at the MDC parking deck, 560 NE 2nd Ave. Let the attendant know you are there to attend 1 Million Cups at the Idea Center.
To register for this connection experience, click here
Accessibility information: All hosts seek to make this event as accessible as possible to individuals of all different abilities and needs and will provide the following accommodations: accessibility for anyone with mobility issues, accessible parking, and a service animal friendly environment.
Upon request, we can provide: moveable seating for people with disabilities, hosts at the door to assist attendees that require special services, signs that list the ingredients of food and beverages, a PDF with relevant content prior to the event, accessible documents for people with visual impairments, and a nursing room.
Unfortunately, nursing rooms and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will not be available at the event (but if you’d like to volunteer, reach out!). For questions or in need of additional accommodations, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance of the event.