LIVE PRESENTATIONS ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS FROM 9-10 AM

We believe that conversations taking place over one million cups of coffee can make a measurable impact on the entrepreneur ecosystem and economics of St. Louis. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local startups an opportunity to present their companies to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs.
The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00 AM at Spark Coworking located at 6 Cardinal Way in Downtown STL. If you’re interested in being involved with the 1 Million Cups program sign up, show up and help someone startup by offering your thoughts, questions, and advice. Come join us, and help us reach our goal of 1 Million Cups!

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