1 Million Cups

St. Louis

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September 03, 2014
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We are a creative digital media agency specializing in responsive web development and professional video production as well as digital advertising associated with the content we create. We focus on actionable metrics and believe every business should be making money online.

Meet the Organizers

Angela Arizpe @SSpotlighter

Angela Arizpe, CEO and Founder of SocialSpotlighter is dedicated to her clients. For over five years Angela has been responsible for the strategy and execution of SchoolTube.com's social media campaigns utilizing new media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and more. Angela has worked closely developing and managaging campaigns and marketing strategies for national brands in the K-12, publishing, and entertainment industries.
SocialSpotlighter

Dennis Piel @dennispiel

Dennis is the Director of Business Development at Tuva Interactive. A local custom Web Development firm, Tuva is passionate about helping Start-Ups and Enterprise level companies become more efficient and profitable through technology solutions.

www.tuvainteractive.com/


Tuva Interactive Inc.

Paul Heirendt Skype : pheirendt

Paul is an experienced intrepreneur, entrepreneur, founder, builder, and mentor with a strong history of successful, results-oriented business, sales and technical leadership. about.me/pheirendt


Past Organizers
Jeremy Kicklighter @jckicklighter
Paul Hermanson @paulhermanson

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Past Presenters

Knewsco Digital Inc.

knews.co

Knews.co is a news website on a mission to make it easier for us all to understand and follow important events happening in the world. We will accomplish this by taking a educational approach to our website, removing all of the clutter typical on other news websites. We aren't rewriting the book, instead redesigning it. Our user-interface, site structure and content organization is unlike any other website out right now.

Square One - SQ1

www.SQ1Program.com

SQ1 is a 10-week boot camp for early-stage entrepreneurs that are considering or just launching a company. Ideal candidates have a concept or business with patents or intellectual property in the Bio, IT, and Consumer & Commercial Products industries. The class meets one evening a weeks to explore topics including business plan development, legal and intellectual property considerations for business formation, accounting and tax issues, market research, marketing strategy, and regulatory concerns.

EveryEventGives, LLC

www.everyeventgives.com

EveryEventGives provides an easy way to sell event tickets online, and we give a portion of our fees – $0.50 for every ticket — to the charity of the event planner's choice. The company is run by successful entrepreneurs Sean Spence and Greg Wolff and is generating revenues. An advisory board of local heavyweights has been assembled to assist in building a company of national prominence.

LTA Partners, LLC

www.lovetheaction.com

We are a web based and mobile application that is used by charities, brands and fans to engage consumers in unique fundraising and promotional programs through sports. Since sport occurs 24/7/365 in the world... what better way to create an audience who is passionate about his or her team while helping out causes or building brand awareness and loyalty through an avenue which they are already an avid fan of.

Panda Laundry Factory

pandalaundry.com

Panda Laundry is the world's first systems based, fully-automated, assembly production wash-and-fold service. Basically, it is wash-and-fold service done faster, better, and cheaper than it has ever been done before. Panda utilizes computer technology to increase volume output at drastically lowered unit costs.

SYNEK is the first ever beer packaging that gives people access to any beer ever made fresh on their kitchen counter. We recently opened pre-orders and secured over $600,000 in less than two weeks. In that same period, we have been able to sign on board over 600 breweries providing access to over 10,000 different brands to our backers. We have returned to 1 Million Cups to talk about why we failed horribly the first week of our pre-order campaign, how we pivoted, and why SYNEK has received so much traction.

Venture Cafe Foundation - St. Louis

vencaf.org/

The Venture Café Foundation (VCF) is the non-profit sister organization of the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), the largest concentration of startups under one roof anywhere in the world. The organization has a three-fold mission: (1) building and connecting communities of innovation locally, nationally, and internationally (2) expanding the definition of innovation and entrepreneurship, and (3) building a more inclusive innovation economy.

Porta-Count

Porta-Count.com

Porta-Count is an OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) Statistical Calculator. By using this App on your phone, it will allow you to check the operating efficiency of your equipment.

Classroom Library Co.

www.classroomlibrary.com

The Classroom Library Company is an educator owned and operated company that publishes and distributes educational media correlated to the new Common Core Standards. All of our products consist of high interest educational materials available to the K-8 marketplace. Some educators are not aware of new and exciting educational materials that have been created to educate children under the guise of favorite children's characters and exciting themes. Our goal is to get children reading at an early age, so they are able to acquire the skills needed to compete in the 21st century.

Made for Freedom

www.madeforfreedom.com

The mission of Made for Freedom is to increase the quality of life for marginalized women and sex trafficking survivors while raising awareness through globally inspired apparel.

PIXI Medical

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PIXI Medical is a healthcare company devoted to improving medication compliance - its flagship product, the PIXI Portal, is a prescription management device, capable of dispensing medication, recording user data, and communicating with users and healthcare providers through a dedicated web and mobile application. PIXI creates a stress-free environment for the user through friendly automatic reminders and medication dispensation – reducing confusion for patients relying on multiple prescriptions.

PenPath

PenPath.com

The best way to build a personal/business brand or presence in any industry is to create content about it. With websites like Medium, Wordpress, YouTube, Tumblr, LinkedIn and others, it’s never been easier to share knowledge. 89% of businesses use content marketing. Because social media is now the leading driver of traffic, there needs to be a tool that measures how impactful/engaged/influential content is across authors, articles, and topics.

Space Sculpt

spacesculpt.com/

Space Sculpt is an online platform that is making interior design affordable. Property owners can launch a design project for 75% less than the cost of hiring a local design firm. Interior designers sign up for free, upload their portfolios, and receive immediate access to projects from all over the world.

Visiolog, LLC

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Visiolog, LLC has developed and patented a handheld device that accurately quantifies one of the leading indicators of childhood vision disorders. Visiolog is the only non-invasive medical device capable of providing clinicians with an immediate, quantifiable measurement of visual suppression. This has the potential to impact visual health for millions of children and young adults in the United States.

ICON Limitless

www.iconlimitless.com

Icon Limitless partners with its artists to provide them with the production, manufacturing, distribution and promotion they need to succeed in today's music industry.

SmartCare Consultants

smartcareconsultants.com

An open standards based system of safety sensors within senior comm. The sensors track data, in real-time comm. to the system. Facility personnel or the resident’s family, can then access this information. Alerts are sent directly to the staff notifying them in case of an anomalous condition requiring attention. Integrating with RF tracking in order to immediately be aware of falls and location in the case of wanderers. This solution not only dramatically increases resident safety, but also aggregates data.

ACERA SURGICAL, INC.

www.acerasurgical.com

Acera Surgical, Inc. is a medical device company located in St. Louis, MO producing a first-in-class line of implantable nanofabricated surgical materials and related tools/accessories offering superior handling, greater ease of use, increased reliability, and improved clinical outcomes for surgeons, patients, and payers.

Knoda

Knoda.com

Knoda organizes the world's predictions to create a fun game for predictors and valuable information for content producers.

International PROOF Systems, LLC

www.InternationalPROOFSystems.com

International PROOF Systems (IPS) has a mission to improve current processes through advanced technology. IPS is currently improving the process of validating auto insurance, vehicle registration, and minimizing the time that it takes to locate a vehicle in the instance of an emergency, this is all performed through the world's first computerized license plate, known as PROOF Smart Tags.

Hey Let's Train

www.heyletstrain.com

A socialized telerehabilitation platform providing HIPAA compliant access to patients and clients from a far. We provide post-care options through our network of medical trainers and personal trainers to continue your rehabilitation post-care. Hey Let’s Train now creates a way for care providers to increase their patient load while creating new revenue opportunities and delivering positive patient outcomes.

Dual Cases, LLC

www.dualcases.com

Dual Cases, LLC is the next generation of mobile phone cases, pairing a sleek, modern look with customizability. Dual Cases are made of two layers – a plastic outer layer for strength and protection, and a rubber inner layer for grip and shock absorption. The unique shape and cut-out capability offers customizability for logos or text, while the two layers allow for endless color options.

Code Red Education

www.coderededucation.com

Code Red has developed a comprehensive 1st - 12th grade curriculum that trains students in computer coding and computer science skills in order to prepare them for tech careers after high school graduation.

Kampus

kampusapp.com

Kampus is a free social networking app that helps college students interact exclusively with others enrolled in the same school. In November, Kampus won a Pitch Competition at Lindenwood University that featured Daymond John (CEO of FUBU and an investor on "Shark Tank") as judge. They currently have a beta version of their product on the App Store and are trying it out in 12 schools in 4 countries. They are also in the running for this year's Arch Grants Competition, having passed the first round.

Better Weekdays

www.betterweekdays.com

Better Weekdays has built a next generation job-matching platform that connects middle market companies and millennials based on not only their skills, but their FIT with the corporate culture. We engage job seekers by combining essential elements of career management on a single platform, personalized to their needs and aspirations. Our process produces predictive data that allows our corporate customers to advertise their job opportunities to the most relevant talent pools.

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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.