1 Million Cups: Networking for Chico Entrepreneurs - Chicostart

Chico >> A chance to keep up on what local entrepreneurs are doing, as well as a chance for entrepreneurs to connect with each other.

That’s what 1 Million Cups of Coffee could mean in Chico.

Just as other industries and associations have gatherings to mentor and grow, 1 Million Cups of Coffee is a gathering for entrepreneurs who’ve been in business five years or less.

It’s a program through the respected Kauffman Foundation, and Chico joins 151 other cities with one.

Starting Nov. 15, entrepreneurs have a “date” at 9 a.m. every Wednesday to gather. The first one will be at the Idea Fab Lab, 603 Orange St., but connections through a “meet up” is how to save a place.

Wendy Porter of Chicostart got the idea after attending a Kauffman Foundation event.

Locally, there are lots of formal opportunities for entrepreneurs one-on-one. There’s mentoring, small business classes, counseling etc.

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