1 Million Cups


Join us for 1 Million Cups Cleveland
every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at JumpStart Inc.

6701 Carnegie Avenue Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44103 Get Directions

Launching June 25, 2014!

Presenting Next

July 30, 2014
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Austin Muñoz @yourinsertcoin

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Josh Womack @Laughstaff

Laughstaff is the first speech-writing company to use stand-up comedians from around the country as consultants. To date we have helped over 100 best men and matrons of honor deliver wedding toasts that are heartfelt, hilarious and memorable for the right reasons. Clients have can choose from three speech packages and select which comedian they would like to work with. The Laughstaff comedians are based all over the United States and have written for the likes of Saturday Night Live and Howard Stern.

Meet the Organizers

Carl Shotwell carl_talks

Carl is a builder of ideas, good and bad alike. His passion for entrepreneurship and community stems from a lifelong involvement in a family run small business. He spends his time learning, speaking, and finding new ways to bridge communities.

Cole Worley scwbkk

Cole is a marketer, Cleveland native and passionate community builder. After launching brands and new businesses in Asia, helping companies leverage new mobile technologies and building better entrepreneurs through yearly StartupBus events, he is excited to connect and help his hometown entrepreneurs succeed.

Colleen Beyer thegaper_cb

Colleen loves learning about people and their stories and is passionate about helping others succeed. She has recently begun her entrepreneurial journey by joining Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals and is excited to contribute to its growth and the growth of Cleveland as a community.
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Jose Vasquez JAV2

Jose Vasquez is a serial entrepreneur and tech enthusiast dedicated to helping startup technology companies grow. As the founder of Build. Brand. Blast. and founder and CEO of Quez Media Marketing, Jose spends most of his days consulting, encouraging, and supporting entrepreneurs.
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We work with entrepreneurs leading promising young ventures with high-growth potential and regional leaders that want to create more of these type of companies in their communities.

Past Presenters

216 Software, LLC


Simply put, 216 Software converts your ideas into working software. Our clients are people that see opportunities for new products but don't have the technical resources to build those products. We work with early-stage startups that need a minimum viable product and we work with larger businesses that want help with something outside their core expertise. In particular, we're really good at designing obvious user interfaces, solving scalability problems, and web and mobile development.

Vision Yoga & Wellness


Whether you are brand new to Yoga and need one-on-one personalized instruction or you are a seasoned Yogi, there’s something for everyone at Vision Yoga & Wellness. Located in the heart of Ohio City, we offer traditional and alignment-based yoga classes as well as health and wellness services ranging from acupuncture & massage therapy to workshops and corporate wellness.

Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute


EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute is a unique approach at giving formerly-incarcerated adults a foundation in the hospitality industry while providing a support network necessary for a successful reentry. EDWINS goals is to enhance the community of Cleveland’s vulnerable neighborhoods by providing its future leaders. Our mission is to teach a skilled trade in the culinary arts, empower willing minds through passion for the hospitality industry and prepare students for a successful transition into the world of business professionals.

NOOMA is an electrolyte hydration drink, specifically designed for the health conscious, fitness enthusiast. Most notably, NOOMA does not have any acid or preservatives, giving it a light smooth taste. Additionally, NOOMA contains only 10 calories and 2 grams of organic sugar and has a hydrating electrolyte mix with high potassium and low sodium. The drink has no artificial flavors or sweeteners, colors or GMOs and is vegan friendly. NOOMA has gained traction in the yoga, spinning and CrossFit communities.

Babl Media


Babl Media is a local innovation agency specializing in custom software, branding, design, and marketing for interesting companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. Based out of the LaunchHouse, we have helped launch over a dozen tech based startups over the last three years. Our approach helps these companies not only build their brand and tech platforms, but also guide them through the process of starting a new business.

Fierce Fitness CLE


We take pride in being "Your leader in Group Fitness". With offering over 20 group fitness classes a week from Zumba® to TRX, your bound to find something that works for you, and your fitness needs.

Chutney Rolls


At Chutney Rolls, our mission is to "Deliver Joy". We do this through delicious food (fun, tasty, and novel flavors of the Indian cuisine into wraps, rice bowls and salad bowls), a very personable and engaging customer service and a bright, vibrant and uniquely local physical setting.

HER Ideas in Motion


HER Ideas in Motion is a Cleveland-based 501c3 nonprofit corporation focused on helping girls achieve in technology and media arts. Through hands-on workshops and tech clubs, girls learn technical and creative skills from professionals, while building their own projects. In addition, HER Ideas in Motion has developed a women-led approach that combines female technical and creative professionals teaching and mentoring girls to provide access to female role models in these fields. Through education and empowerment, HER Ideas in Motion aims to close the gender gap of the less than ¼ percent ratio of women to men working in these fields.

Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals


BORROW is a custom rental house for beautiful and unique furniture and accessories. Our pieces range from rustic vintage wares to one of a kind up-cycled wood furniture. We love working for our clients and providing them with one-of-a-kind options to create a truly spectacular occasion filled with wonderful design.

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The organizers are independent licensees of the 1 Million Cups trade name and are not affiliated with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (“Kauffman”) or Kauffman Laboratories for Enterprise Creation, Inc. (“Kauffman Labs”). All information, views, opinions and commentaries presented herein are those of the organizers and not those of Kauffman or Kauffman Labs.