Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups Hits IC April 17


IC Open Coffee Also that Day at IC CoLab

Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation, a program of the Kauffman Foundation presents its 1 Million Cups (1MC) program in Iowa City on Wednesday April 17, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the IC CoLab, 316 E Court in Iowa City.

Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation originally created 1MC as a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in the community.  The 1MC program offers local upstart companies an opportunity to present their businesses to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, entrepreneurs and interested community members.  These events are all free and open to the public.

The April 17 presentation will feature a live pitch from local Creative Corridor startup Radiology Protocols.  RP provides a cloud-based solution for imaging professionals worldwide, helping them document, organize and tailor their imaging protocols.

Additionally, Iowa City Open Coffee, an ongoing entrepreneurial networking event which launched last fall, will be moving its bi-weekly gatherings from Capanna Coffee downtown Iowa City to the IC CoLab, starting April 17, to serve as the lead-up event for 1MC.

Mark Nolte, ICAD Group President, says these events help develop the foundation of a successful and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Kauffman Foundation and Vault to host 1MC and Open Coffee in Iowa City,” said Nolte. “There’s immeasurable value bringing entrepreneurs, innovators and community members together to share ideas.”

IC CoLab will be hosting these recurring events in Iowa City, in cooperation with Vault Coworking & Collaboration Space in Cedar Rapids, which launched the 1 Million Cups Program in Iowa’s Creative Corridor in March.  

On Thursday, April 17, the schedule will include Open Coffee from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 1MC from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. No registration is necessary. 1MC will also be held at Vault Coworking & Collaboration Space in Cedar Rapids, during the off-weeks.