Auburn launches a “1 Million Cups” program to engage local entrepreneurs

As it ramps-up economic development, Auburn is launching a Gold Country chapter of “1 Million Cups,” a popular national program meant to foster entrepreneurism.

“Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups – a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities,” as the Explore Auburn, CA site observes.

A New York Times article about the national program is HERE.

On Wednesday mornings, one or two early-stage businesses present their companies to their communities. Every event is free and everyone is welcome and invited to attend!

Prior to presenting, the founder prepares by incorporating lessons from the Kauffman Founders School “Powerful Presentations” series, featuring Nathan Gold.

Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience.

The Gold Country chapter’s launch is Wednesday, November 1, at 8 a.m. at Pour Choice, 177 Sacramento St. in Old Town Auburn. More information about the local program is HERE.

A video on the “1 Million Cups” program:

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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