1 Million Cups Gathers Local Entrepreneurs

By KOLR10 News

Published 02/26 2014 06:57PM

Updated 07/17 2014 05:04AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you're having a conversation with a business person, you're going to want to know this term: 1MC.

It stands for 1 Million Cups and more than 140 local business people showed up at the official launch Wednesday morning to learn how it can help them.

The Kauffman Foundation created the national program centered on connecting and educating entrepreneurs over conversation- since most business is done over a cup of coffee.

"They get to connect with people who support the entrepreneurial community,” says Sterling Huff, a co-organizer of the event. “Mentors, lawyers, advisors, lawyers bankers, financier, etc."

At each 1 Million Cups meeting two local entrepreneurs present for six minutes. Then they answer audience questions for 20 minutes apiece.

1MC free to attend every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the E-factory on North Jefferson.

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