A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet, present their startups, and gain feedback from the thriving peer network of St. Petersburg’s local business community.
The Greenhouse hosts 1 MC from 9 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday morning. The format of these caffeinated events is simple; a presenter speaks about their idea for six minutes followed by a twenty-minute question and answer forum.
The program, developed by the Kauffman Foundation, is intended to “build startup ecosystems” through local networking. Each week, two early-stage businesses nationwide present their companies to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and fellow entrepreneurs from their local communities. After a six minute presentation, the startup founders spend twenty minutes engaged in a question-and-answer session, which encourages collaboration, feedback, and conversations that are beneficial to all in attendance.
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. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.
JOIN the 1mc TEAM
1 Million Cups St. Pete is expanding their 1MCstp organizer team! Are you a self starter and love to stay connected with the local entrepreneurial community? Acting as an organizer is a great opportunity to gain experience and network and collaborate with a group of mentors and leaders from the St. Petersburg community on a weekly basis.
Fill out a brief survey if you’re interested in volunteering as an organizer.
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