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1 Million Cups Ocala

Educating, Inspiring And Connecting Entrepreneurs Every Wednesday Morning

In the heart of Ocala's entrepreneurial ecosystem, 1 Million Cups (1MC) Ocala serves as a beacon of support and connection for aspiring and established business owners. This weekly gathering provides a nurturing environment where entrepreneurs can share ideas, exchange experiences, and collaborate to overcome challenges.

At the core of 1MC Ocala lies its commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive space for entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and industries. The weekly Wednesday meetings from 9:00-10:30AM feature presentations from two early-stage entrepreneurs, each sharing their unique stories, challenges, and aspirations. This open exchange of ideas and experiences allows participants to learn from each other, identify potential collaborations, and gain valuable insights into the entrepreneurial journey.
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1 Million Cups Ocala: Fostering Connections and Empowering Entrepreneurs

1 Million Cups (1MC) communities across the nation aim to present an inclusive and supportive front door to their local entrepreneurial ecosystem by connecting aspiring entrepreneurs to the resources they need to start or grow their business. 1 Million Cups (1MC) was created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2012 and is a free, national program that first and foremost educates, but also engages and connects local entrepreneurs. The program fosters a culture of support and inclusivity, welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face. In the process, a local community of entrepreneurs can share experiences and identify ways to support one another.
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1 Million Cups (1MC) is centered around creating a connection between entrepreneurs and their community.

The organizers are independent licensees of the 1 Million Cups trade name and are not affiliated with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ("Kauffman"). All information, views, opinions and commentaries presented herein are those of the organizers and not those of Kauffman.

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Present Your Story

Every week, entrepreneurs present business ideas to the local community and learn how those around them can support their business in its growth. Your local 1 Million Cups (1MC) community gives you the opportunity to refine your elevator pitch to a diverse audience, access training programs, and engage with a network for support.

Ready to refine your presentation and elevator pitch?

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Thank you

Thank you to our Donut Sponsor (EMM) our coffee sponsor (Sipping Grounds) and Hands Up Communications for our ASL Translations each week
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