Lakeland is the newest home of a national program to engage, educate and connect local entrepreneurs. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee. The free, weekly gathering helps build startup communities on a grassroots level.
Entrepreneurs, innovators, funders, and other interested community members are invited to attend each Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Catapult Lakeland, located in the basement of the Bank of America building (331 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801).
The program’s model is consistent in each city: Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisers and other entrepreneurs. Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience.
View the national website at www.1millioncups.com and access the Lakeland microsite at www.1millioncups.com/lakeland.