1 Million Cups Weekly Gatherings Cultivating Entrepreneurship

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – October 30, 2014 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 1 Million Cups weekly gatherings to cultivate entrepreneurship. 1 Million Cups is an educational program which engages entrepreneurs in our community by weekly inviting one or two founders to present his/her startup to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Through their presentations, founders gain insight into possible ways they can improve their business, gather real-time feedback, and connect with a community who truly cares about their progress.

1 Million Cups began in 2012 by the Ewing Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City as a way to provide an educational experience to presenting entrepreneurs and for the audience engaging in the program. While the Kauffman Foundation provides support for 1 Million Cups, a team of local entrepreneurs volunteers to run the program at FTCC.

The kickoff event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 9 to 10 a.m. on the Fayetteville Campus in the General Classroom Building, Room 221. These gatherings are planned to occur weekly each Wednesday to provide founders and entrepreneurs networking opportunities and to learn more about new business startups in our area.

The two founders scheduled to present on November 5 are Matrix Knowledgement, LLC and Next Generation Biomedical, LLC.