In one of its first official maneuvers, the Oakland Entrepreneurial Alliance (OEA) spearheads the effort to bring the 1 Million Cups Program to Michigan.
The Kauffman Foundations’ 1 Million Cups (1MC) is a free program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. 1MC events are organized by over 700 volunteers in over forty states and now, thanks to the OEA, 1MC is now in Oakland County, Michigan.
Thanks to the OEA and 1MC, local entrepreneurs will be provided with the opportunity to present their startup businesses to a diverse group of mentors, advisors and other entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs come away with valuable, real-time feedback gaining insight into ways to improve their business.
Designed to streamline the entrepreneur’s path to accessing a comprehensive suite of local business services, OEA member organizations include: Automation Alley, Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center, Oakland Universities OU Inc, the SBDC Tech Team, Walsh College Launchpad and Lawrence Technical University’s Collaboratory.
"On behalf of OEA member organizations, we are so very proud to bring 1MC to Michigan, helping to make Oakland County, one of the most fertile entrepreneurial ecosystems in the entire state"
– Greg Doyle, manager – Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center.
Entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend and present at the inaugural 1MC Oakland event September 13 at Oakland County’s Executive Office Building 2100 Pontiac Lake Road Waterford, MI 48328
For more information visit the website:
1 Million Cups Oakland County Michigan