Idea Center at MDC to Celebrate First Anniversary of 1 Million Cups Miami

Free program developed by the Kauffman Foundation helps build startup communities nationwide

Miami, Nov. 15, 2019- During Global Entrepreneurship Week, The Idea Center at Miami Dade College, will celebrate the one-year anniversary of 1 Million Cups Miami, a free program developed by the Kauffman Foundation to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses nationwide, Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 8:30 a.m.  The event is free and open to public.

The Miami chapter of 1 Million Cups was launched in November 2018.  To honor all the incredible ideas shared, connections made, and trust built in the past year, The Idea Center in partnership with its community organizers, is hosting a special edition of #1MCMiami on Nov. 20. Instead of the regular format, this interactive session will dare the local community to live, share, support, and act boldly, both in their entrepreneurial ventures and in their lives.

The gathering will feature some of the past presenters at tables throughout the Idea Center, so participants can check in and see what they have achieved since their presentation. Attendees can also build connections with fellow community members and enjoy some delicious coffee and sweet treats from local vendors.

To register, RSVP here for free.

For more information, please contact Zuhé González at

About 1 Million Cups Miami

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups: a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. In Miami the event takes place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. At each event, two entrepreneurs present their early-stage ventures to the community and receive valuable feedback on their business model, presentation, and current challenges. Each event is centered upon the values of community, connection, and support, making it a valuable experience for presenters and audience members alike.

1MC Miami is presented thanks to the support of our sponsors and partners: Miami Downtown Development Authority, Ocean Bank, Knight Foundation, Venture Cafe Miami, Radical Partners, Babson WIN Lab and The Idea Center at Miami Dade College.  For more info, visit

About The Idea Center

The Idea Center is the college’s hub of innovation, the place where students from all disciplines can gather, collaborate and take advantage of resources and training to develop their entrepreneurial ideas. Through cutting-edge entrepreneurship education, professional development and experiential learning, students and community members can acquire the tools needed to identify challenges and develop solutions. For more information, visit