1 Million Cups St. Paul

1 Million Cups St. Paul is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, & connect entrepreneurs.


1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Every Wednesday morning two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience. Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city. The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.


Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling
Primary ContactMaggie Smith
Address80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone(651) 265-5500