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Entrepreneurs to Share Business Ideas at UTEP Today

The Hub of Human Innovation and two local entrepreneurs will present their startup ideas at 1 Million Cups, a free program from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in UTEP’s Business Administration Building, Room 309.

1 Million Cups is a national program started by the Kauffman Foundation to engage, connect and educate entrepreneurs from many disciplines with their communities. The program’s name is based on the belief that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee.

University staff, students and faculty who are interested in entrepreneurship should attend, said David Zubia, Ph.D., professor of electrical engineering and one of the event’s organizers.

“We believe that this event supports the UTEP Edge principles in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership and communication,” said Zubia, who referenced the University’s new philosophy that tries to interest students in high-impact experiences.

Student organizer Nicolle Ramirez, senior organizational and corporate communication major, said 1 Million Cups has multiple benefits at the academic and professional levels. She called it “empowering” because it got her to think about becoming an entrepreneur.

“It can influence students’ career choices and provide network opportunities with company experts who have experienced success and failure,” Ramirez said.

Nancy Lowery, Hub vice president of operations, called 1 Million Cups a valuable tool to build the region’s startup community. She said its planned expansion at UTEP would benefit the institution’s thriving group of entrepreneurs and provide a gathering point for the region’s innovators.

The Hub, a tax-exempt business incubator designed to accelerate the growth of innovative startups, hosts 1 Million Cups El Paso at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at its office, 500 W. Overland, Suite 230.

The weekly sessions allow two entrepreneurs to tell their stories of achievement and adversity.

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‘1 Million Cups’ Program Headed to El Paso

The Hub of Human Innovation announced Monday that the program 1 Million Cups is headed to El Paso for the first time.

1 Million Cups is a new community program for entrepreneurs and innovators.  The program works to create a “safe and supportive environment that will educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs.”

Every Wednesday we will have two entrepreneurs present their startups to a diverse group of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs.

Presenters prepare a six-minute educational presentation and engage in twenty minutes of feedback and questioning after they present.  Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather real-time feedback, connect with a community that cares about their progress and walk away feeling as if they have advanced their business.

The program, started by the Kauffman Foundation, takes place every Wednesday morning from 9-10 a.m. in locations all around the country.

1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.  Our coffee is free and provided by Pickup.Coffee

The Hub of Human Innovation, in partnership with Borderplex Alliance, El Paso Economic and International Development, El Paso Community Foundation, PeopleFund, Progress321, Technology Hub Juárez, and Wells Fargo Bank hosts 1 Million Cups, or 1MC.

For more information or to apply to be a presenter, simply visit 1 Million Cups; or follow them on Twitter or Facebook for further information.

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