CETES to host 1 Million Cups to educate and connect local entrepreneurs

Cameron University’s Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies has joined with the Economic Development Center at Great Plains Technology Center to bring the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups (1MC) initiative to Lawton. 1MC is a free, national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. On Wednesday, April 6, CETES will host the first monthly 1MC presentations, featuring the STEM Achievement Foundation and Docere e-Learning Solutions LLC at 9 a.m. The event is open to the public and will be of special interest to entrepreneurs seeking opportunities for networking and growth.

“The 1 Million Cups initiative brings together entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and advisors based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee,” says Arun Tilak, Director, CETES. “On the first Wednesday of each month, 1 Million Cups will feature two early-stage startup companies at 9 a.m. Attendees are invited to stay after the presentations to network with their peers.”

To learn more about 1MC and to apply to make a presentation, go to www.1millioncups.com/Lawton. Presentations are six-minutes in length and are followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from audience members. For additional information, contact Arun Tilak, CETES, at 580-581-5447 or atilake@cameron.edu or Jennifer McGrail, Small Business Development Coordinator, Great Plains Technology Center, at 580-250-5556 or jmcgrail@greatplains.edu.

1 Million Cups, developed by the Kaufmann Foundation, is an experiential learning opportunity, the format of which is consistent across the nation, helping entrepreneurs build a supportive network of like-minded individuals. The culture surrounding1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming existing or potential entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their business idea or business journey to include successes and challenges they are facing or have faced in the past.



March 28, 2016

PR# 16-068