1 Million Cups Charleston

 Photo by Missy McConnell

Photo by Missy McConnell


Say what? 

We've partnered with 1 Million Cups (1MC) , an initiative by the Kauffman Organization  based in Kansas City that created a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Their weekly "caffeinated" events offer local entrepreneurs valuable exposure and feedback on their startups in a supportive environment.  

How does it work?

Each week, the program provides one or two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, investors,  entrepreneurs, the public, you name it. Presenters prepare a six-minute educational presentation and engage in twenty 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 cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. Coffee is provided  each week and all events are free to attend and open to the public. 


1MC coffee events happen every Wednesday from 9 AM - 10 AM at Frothy Beard Brewing Company (1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407). To stay updated on the presenter each week,  make sure to join our mailing list by scrolling to the bottom on this page. 

want to present your startup at 1MC?

If you'd like to apply to present at one of the 1MC Charleston events, click here to fill out an application! 

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