Eureka Factory is pleased to be part of the launch of 1 Million Cups Tampa, part of Tampa Bay StartUp Week, on February 4th at the Mark Sharpe Entrepreneur Collaborative Center in Ybor City, and another great sign of the growing community of small business support and engagement in Tampa.
At the launch event, Eureka Factory invites guests to a Tweetup, starting at 8 am. We’ll have Idea Cubes on tables around the room populated with a series of questions about everything from funding to marketing, for which we’ll be encouraging guests to Tweet their answers and recommendations using the hashtag #1MCHillsb .
1 Million Cups (1MC) is an international social networking program designed to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present.
The idea, say 1 Million Cups organizers, is that presenters “gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather real time feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.”
Wednesday’s launch presenters are: Tony Selvaggio, owner of Scrap on Spot and the winner of the $10,000 Grand Prize at the Access to Capital Summit Business Pitch Competition, hosted by Hillsborough County. Scrap on Spot is an electronic recycling company. Their mission is to create good stewards of the earth by recycling and repurposing electronics. And Dr. Luther Palmer, creator of LuBotics , a small technology startup born out of research he performed at the University of South Florida. Capitalizing on the high levels of agility inherent to articulating legs, LuBotics is ready to show the world how effective bio-inspired robots can be for life-saving work alongside first responders, bomb squads and military personnel.
Visit 1 Million Cups Tampa for more information, and let’s keep building our community!