Looking for a little inspiration on Hump Day? Grab a cup of fabulous Hub Coffee Roasters coffee, network with other entrepreneurs and business people, and enjoy the weekly live-stream of a popular Reno entrepreneurial event. While the Reno meetings unfold in the state-of-the-art Innevation Center every Wednesday from 9-10 AM, The Union will live-stream the event for the public in its new coffee house, which features Hub Coffee Roasters. During the casual, networking-friendly event, attendees will also have the option of ordering breakfast, espresso drinks, and fresh-baked pastries from the Union’s new menu.
“We’re excited to bring another great entrepreneurial event to Carson,” notes Miya MacKenzie, Chief Professional Officer at Adams Hub for innovation, a downtown business incubator and co-working habitat. “The Union’s wonderful new space is the ideal venue.”
1 Million Cups events are weekly meetings in which local entrepreneurs engage with their communities by presenting their early-stage businesses to a diverse audience, including other small business owners, advisors, and mentors. Run by more than 800 volunteers in over 40 states and one United States territory, these programs are organized by individual chapters who host their own meetings in locations that include coffee shops and co-working spaces.
The format is simple: entrepreneurs present for six minutes and then hold a twenty-minute question and answer session with the audience. By receiving honest and open real-time feedback from individuals with a similar business mindset, entrepreneurs can gain valuable insight into their startups from their own community, including ways that they can improve, moving forward.
While business owners certainly stand to gain from these events, everyone in attendance can learn a great deal by listening to and interacting with the presenters during the Q & A sessions. 1 Million Cups emphasizes a collaborative and welcoming culture in which attendees are encouraged to support each other in the various stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. All 1 Million Cups events are free and open to anyone.
“Adams Hub hosts an award-winning chapter of Entrepreneurs Assembly each month, and we anticipate that hosting 1MC at the Union will give EA members a chance to continue their networking and collaboration on a weekly basis,” says MacKenzie.
The 1 Million Cups name springs from the idea that millions of new ideas and connections occur over those all-important cups of coffee. The program was developed by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a non-profit based in Kansas City, Missouri, and has seen rapid growth in recent years, increasing from 23 communities in January of 2014 to 100 communities in October of 2016. The current number of communities involved in the program is now 165. 1MC has generated buzz in media outlets such as The New York Times, Success, and Fast Company.
The live-streams of the 1 Million Cups Reno chapter’s events will be held at the Coffee Shop located at the rear of The Union Eatery and Taphouse, 301 N Carson Street. You’ll find the coffee shop through the courtyard entrance at West Proctor and Curry Streets.
Live-streams will take place every Wednesday from 9-10 AM.
For more information about the Carson City 1MC event, contact Adams Hub at 775.222.0001.
To learn more about attending or presenting at the Reno live event at UNR’s Innevation Center, visit https://www.1millioncups.com/reno.
Adams Hub has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 EDAWN (Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada) Award for #Entrepreneurial Program of the Year. The award was presented on March 30th during 10th annual #NCET Technology Awards at the Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa. The NCET Technology Awards celebrate the #Northern Nevada individuals and companies who have greatly enhanced the growth and prestige of the technology #community. The #EDAWN Awards recognize the people and resources that have played an integral part in contributing to the growth of our community.
“We’re delighted to receive this honor,” said Miya MacKenzie, Chief Professional Officer of Adams Hub for innovation. “We’ve kicked off lots of new programming in the past year to support entrepreneurs and small businesses. This award is validation that those efforts are making a difference.”
City officials and local #business experts meet with a group of visiting Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative fellows at the Adams Hub for Innovation in Carson City, Nev. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.
Photo by Cathleen Allison
New program launches in 2016 included a Carson City chapter of Entrepreneurs Assembly, the award-winning Nevada nonprofit; a Pre-Accelerator program facilitated by #entrepreneur Kevin Lyons; Research Ninjas, on-site Carson City Librarians who assist clients and community businesses with deep research using proprietary databases; and Lunchbox Learning, monthly sessions with subject matter experts on a key business-building topics. A 2017 addition is “Motivation Mondays,” one-on-one entrepreneurial-effectiveness coaching with Diane Dye Hansen of What Works Coaching.
“Adams Hub has extended our programs beyond traditional #startup incubation,” explained MacKenzie. “Our goal is to foster #entrepreneurism and increased employment throughout the Northern Nevada business community.” To that end, a number of the #incubator‘s services are offered to community businesses and non-profits. “We’re building an ecosystem that supports peak performance for the entrepreneur and solopreneur,” she said.
Local entrepreneurs can begin their year on the right foot: Entrepreneurs Assembly (EA) Carson starts the New Year on a new schedule: the second Wednesday of the month from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Entrepreneurs, #startups, small businesses, even people working on a new business idea are welcome. There is no charge to participate, and meetings are held at The Studio at Adams Hub, 177 W. Proctor, in Carson City.
EA is a Nevada non-profit whose mission is growing opportunity and prosperity throughout the state through entrepreneurship and #innovation. There are now thriving chapters in Reno, South Lake and Incline. EA also launches chapters in 2017 at UNLV and Henderson, Nevada.
Entrepreneurs Assembly Meeting at The Studio at Adams Hub. Photo by Cathleen Allison
During each meeting, round tables facilitated by experienced volunteer business #mentors who act as a “virtual business incubator” in which participants work on their business, not in their business. Confidentiality is key, as members discuss their business #challenges. Mentors and peers alike join in the lively interactions, and the #entrepreneur formulates a plan of action for the next 30 days. (EA is not a #networking or leads group, though networking happens and business leads often occur.)
“The beauty of this format is that it creates accountability for entrepreneurs, who are generally accustomed to going it alone,” says Matt Westfield, the founder of EA. “This helps keep them on track, moving forward, and making progress. Just as important, our members are able to discuss challenges and concerns that they may not even share with their family members. Our motto is founders helping founders.
Since its inception in 2011, EA has provided support to over 1,000 Nevada entrepreneurs.
To participate, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775.222.0001. You’re also welcome to simply show up on the evening of the meeting.
The Studio at Adams Hub is nearly complete! We’re planning our launch #party for Wednesday, August 3, from 5-7 p.m. The Studio is an exciting new extension of our business incubator and co-working facility. This versatile space will host seminars, workshops, social events, company retreats and #community fundraisers.
With a theme of “Launching Innovators,” the party will include gourmet treats from local food and beverage innovators as well as prize giveaways. (Even free coworking memberships for some lucky new members!)
Guests will have a chance to participate in an interactive “treasure hunt” to learn more about the programs that Adams Hub supports. These include the New Entrepreneur Network, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club, and the brand new Entrepreneurs Assembly at the Capitol, which will hold its monthly EARN (Entrepreneurs Assembly Round Table) meetings at The Studio.
The first 20 guests to RSVP online will also receive a VIP Adams Hub Gift Bag when they check in.
RSVP for the Launch Party at http://thestudioatadamshublaunchparty.eventbrite.com
Or call (775) 222-0001 for more information or assistance.