1 Million Cups (1MC) is a dynamic, diverse entrepreneurial community conceived in partnership with UW Tacoma, UW Tacoma’s Veteran’s Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE), the City of Tacoma and the Kauffman Foundation.
Each week, 1 Million Cups offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their start-ups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs. 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. Audience members gain insight into local start-ups and connect with a local community committed to entrepreneurship.