1 Million Cups

Iowa City / Cedar Rapids

Join us for 1 Million Cups Iowa City / Cedar Rapids
every Wednesday at 9 a.m. alternating city locations

Iowa City :: IC CoLab 316 E. Court St, Iowa City, IA 52240 Get Directions
Cedar Rapids :: Vault Coworking Space 415 12th Ave SE, Suite 201, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Get Directions

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October 29, 2014
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Bloomsnap provides a quick purchase for people buying flowers online while serving as an important communication tool for florists. The website is designed to capture the core details of the order, such as the customer's budget and the occasion. We assign that order with delivery to a florist in their city. Local shops no longer have to match pictures of floral arrangements that may not be in stock as they create the open orders from Bloomsnap.

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Ellison Eyewear is an art inspired, socially driven, luxury eyewear company. We design and manufacture handmade eyewear and connect customers to artists for an individualized product. We strive to be successful with three main pillars: We obtain the highest quality materials imported from Italy, lens from Carl Zeiss, all handmade in Greece; we reward and promote the artists who design our cases; we donate towards the fight against preventable blindness. We believe everyone is original. With each product we collaborate with a new artist in the design process. With each purchase of our product, Ellison helps to fund the fight against preventable blindness. From the hands that crafted the frames to the artist who designed the box. These sunglasses have a story, and now its your job to continue that story.

Meet the Organizers

Amanda Styron


Andy Stoll @andystoll

Andy Stoll is a social entrepreneur and media producer. Andy recently co-founded Seed Here Studio, a media and marketing agency dedicated to building a stronger community of entrepreneurs and creatives in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. Andy recently completed a 4-year, 40-country solo trip-around-the-world, and moonlights as a photographer, sometimes chef and occasional cooking class instructor.


Kris Fassler @krisfassler

Kris Fassler is currently serving as the Operations Director for Vault Coworking and Collaboration Space in Cedar Rapids, IA. Kris knows the importance of a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and is actively pursuing ways to continue to grow and improve that ecosystem in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City region.


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Past Presenters

Fanstreamm

www.fanstreamm.com/

Sports teams and entertainment venues collect data on 8 percent of ticker holders, which keeps them from selling empty seats. Fanstreamm offers a set of tools that allows them to treat every fan as and individual. The first of which is making group tickets remarkably easy.

Honest Living LLC

www.jackie-fetter.com

Jackie's education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and her knowledge of different dietary theories, she work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Honest Living is devoted to education about clean, local, fresh produce and how to be healthy in body, mind and soul. Shero is an extension of Honest Living. It is focused on women and events.

Western Wise

(under construction)

For international students studying in the United States and the parents who support them, Western Wise offers a platform for connecting with trained mentors providing academic and professional consulting. Western Wise focuses on a system of feedback, delivered to both the parents and students through a gamified incentive system.

Kids Calendar

kidscalendar.net

The Kids Calendar provides an easy way for parents to discover programs and services for families in their community.

ProduceRun

www.producerun.com

We are an online farmers market that connects end consumers directly to farmers.

Venuefox.

www.venuefox.com

Venuefox is a guided event planning service that helps people find venues and other services to make their next meeting or event a success. We take the hassle out of event planning.

ClikHome

www.clikhome.com

Trusted Online Advisor Offering Personalized Renting Solutions

Re-APP

re-app.us

Our mission at Re-APP is to enable the world to measure and track their commitments to being green – one item at a time. We believe that people can, and do, hold each other accountable for the future. As an Iowa-based company, Re-APP leverages local resources to develop solutions that include several convenient services for tracking consumption. We are working with individuals, communities, businesses, non-profits, and corporations to help them visualize their impacts on our world.

Vinveli

vinveli.org

We will be in Cedar Rapids. Learn more. We develop infrastructure that allows a fleet of drones to be up in air for 24/7.

Cardiovate Inc

www.cardiovate.com

Cardiovate is a medical technology company whose goal is to develop a next generation vascular regeneration technology to improve cardiovascular disease intervention outcomes by reducing failure rate and decreasing the total cost of care. Cardiovate is focused on the development and commercialization of technology that has the benefits of a synthetic with the physiological outcomes of a biologic to better address the needs of tissue regeneration.

Lions Den Mobile

lionsdenmobile.com

Lions Den Mobile is a full service consulting and development company creating multi-platform mobile apps that can be released to Google Play and the App Store at the same time to give you a solution no matter what type of device you or your customers are using.

Brew Data LLC

brew-data.com

Brew Data LLC is a start-up company located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are primarily a manufacturer of electronic devices, but we also provide data services. Brew data is organized into three product groups: sensors, primarily solid state temperature probes control systems with a web based interface “fat neon” LED signs We specialize in products for the craft brewing industry but hope to branch out into other markets.

Farm Manuals Fast

www.FarmManualsFast.com

Whether it is for the tractor or the combine or any of the other implements eventually a farmer loses the operator's manual for one of their machines. Farm Manuals Fast is there for farmers when this happens. Before Farm Manuals Fast a farmer would have to purchase a reprinted manual taking days or weeks to arrive. Now farmers can download the manual they need directly from the internet and either print it out or view it on their smartphone or tablet.

pxAlpha, LLC

n/a

A medical device start up developing technology to improve outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients.

Sweet Raw Joy

www.sweetrawjoy.com

Sweet Raw Joy was born out of a love for sharing raw dessert creations with friends and family and looking for a way to enjoy the sweet things in life without the sugar crash and undoing all of one's exercise efforts. Sweet Raw Joy features whole, living, vital, nutritionally active nuts, seeds, oils, fruits, and vegetables that actually change the environment of your body; helping to maintain a hydrated, healthy, and balanced body to support total health and repel disease.

Edible Innovations, LLC

www.linkedin.com/company/3722731

developing an OCR menu translation mobile app that visually translate food names on menus for international travelers

Spectator

N/A

Spectator is an app and website that centralizes high school sports information with a goal to reconnect alumni, shine light on student athletes and enhance in-game experience. The app and website will include schedules, rosters, game results, player stats, and live scoring.

Cosmo Finger Guard

www.cosmofingerguard.com

A patented cut resistant specialty glove designed to protect hairdressers and barbers from accidental cuts when using shears. This was conceived in Cedar Rapids, IA.

SPEEKO

@SPEEKOtech

Nico Aguilar and his team of UI health, business, and computer science students are on a mission to help young professionals maximize their public speaking potential. The team is creating a mobile app called SPEEKO that tracks a speaker’s filler words, speech pacing, and energy level to provide a custom layer of analysis and actionable feedback. Like wearable fitness trackers that give users real-time data on their activity, the app plays into the concept of the quantified self and personal improvement.

Clubfoot Solutions

www.clubfootsolutions.org

The mission of Clubfoot Solutions is to free the world of untreated clubfoot. We have patented an affordable brace that is imperative to the success of the Ponseti Method of clubfoot treatment. Current braces cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars which precludes their purchase and use in developing countries. Are brace is start of the art and will cost a fraction of the cost of current braces.

GenerationFuse

GenerationFuse.com

We help to easily and privately connect family and friends from all generations by bringing all levels of tech capabilities to the same playing field. GenerationFuse is a liaison and a filter. Our mission is to connect the elderly, and relay the most important information from social media enthusiasts to email loyalists.

This weeks event will be at Vault Coworking at 222 3rd St SE in downtown Cedar Rapids, on the 5th floor of the Guaranty Bank building.

Field FX

www.fieldfx.biz/

I've been pursuing research in neural nets, machine vision and quantum theory for over four decades. In light of recent developments, the time seems ripe to move from the chalkboard to the workbench.

This weeks event will be at CoLab at 316 E. Court St in Iowa City

FullStack

gofullstack.com

FullStack (formerly Cramer Dev) helps startups and innovative enterprises build better interactive products. We leverage a multidisciplinary approach that involves experience & visual design, application development, product management, and agile project management techniques. Combined, this approach reduces complexity and risks typically associated with building quality mobile and web products.

Intrepid Real Estate

Intrepid-RealEstate.com

Intrepid is a small real estate brokerage focused on integrity, common sense, flexibility and mobility. Big company marketing and presence with small business personalization and service. We operate from co-working spaces throughout the Creative Corridor and serve buyers, sellers and investors from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids and in between.

McNary Marketing & Design LLC

mcnary.me

McNary Marketing & Design LLC exists to solve marketing and business problems by use of technology. Founder Joshua McNary works to mesh his extensive business strategy, technology, and corporate savvy to provide solutions to clients’ most pressing problems. The company provides business, sales, marketing, strategy, design, and web development support to help small- and medium-sized business, start-ups, and organizations grow.

Cedar Rapids Public Library

www.crlibrary.org/

This week's event will be held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library in downtown Cedar Rapids.

Cycle Studios

cyclestudios.co

We serve startups, health and fitness, and technology companies with brand development and strategy, web design, UI/UX design, and video production.

Major Trading Cards

www.majortradingcards.com

Major Trading Cards provides a simple mobile marketing platform for sports teams to reach fans inside and outside of the stadium to increase loyalty and retention. We do this by converting a team's mobile app into a data collecting and revenue generating mechanism. What you get are more loyal and engaged fans.

Offspring is a mobile app developer that is committed to making the storing and sharing of precious memories quick and easy. Recognizing that our children grow up way too fast and our lives are so busy that we often forget to note the special events and feelings as we experience them, the Offspring team developed a mobile app to help us capture these special moments.

Diamondback, LLC

N/A

Diamondback, LLC is a R&D firm committed to one goal: to revolutionize home laundry systems in the way that microwave ovens changed baking from a time and energy intensive process to a quick and easy cooking or baking process. The company is currently working with CIRAS and Iowa State's ME Capstone Project to design and develop a technology that will not only enhance cleaning performance, but, more importantly, increase the energy efficiency of front load washing machines.

Matthew 25

www.hub25.org

M25's Mission- Unite, Empower, Change Lives! M25 envisions a thriving, connected community where people are valued and talents are multiplied. Our areas of focus are: Neighborhood Building, Cultivate Hope and Youth Empowerment. We are creative social entrepreneurs. In our seven years we've created the Cedar Rapids Tool Library, the state's first urban farm, Block by Block, Groundswell Youth Arts Center, school gardening programs and more.

IntroEngine

intro-engine.com

IntroEngine connects you to the people you want to meet by combining the social networks of your biggest advocates. Quickly form groups and share LinkedIn, Facebook, and Email connections with the group. Request multiple introductions from group members simultaneously without revealing any contact information. Expand your network through inferred connections, based on publicly available information.

Iowa Startup Accelerator

www.iowastartupaccelerator.com/

A 90-day accelerator focused on bringing up to 10 tech startups to Cedar Rapids to work with 100 world-renowned mentors, an intense program, and investors.

Mission Creek Tech and Innovation Conference

www.missionfreak.com/tech

The Mission Creek Tech + Innovation Conference (April 4 - 5) celebrates what technology empowers, highlights where tech culture must improve, and showcases what the future may hold. National and regional technologists will gather to explore these themes in the intimate setting of Iowa City.

Memcine Pharmaceuticals Inc

memcine.com

Memcine is working to develop personalized cancer vaccines and needle-free vaccines for infectious diseases based on a proprietary platform technology that targets vaccines for immune cell recognition and mucosal uptake.

Plenable Solution

www.plenablesolutions.com

We specialize in structuring Strategic Alignments, proprietary methodologies to help companies achieve the following in less time and at a lower cost than through traditional approaches: build customers, strengthen loyalty, and grow revenue and profit.

Riders Club of America

myridersclub.com

Riders Club of America provides a turnkey solution to those with a passion for senior transportation

Monicur, LLC

monicur.com

A business networking app that allows the fast and easy exchange of up-to-date contact information. Think of monicur as a living, breathing digital contact manager.

Ascent is a not-for-profit organization focused on inspiring and growing women owned businesses in the state of Iowa

Bride Meets Wedding, Inc.

www.BrideMeetsWedding.com

An online bridal resource website featuring local wedding information and inspiration for couples tying the knot in Eastern Iowa, and the Tri-State/Northern Illinois areas.

We Create Here

wecreatehere.net

Providing accessible narratives to foster engagement. "We Create Here" is an initiative of the Gazette Company, striving to bring intent, collaboration and context to local media. We are initially focusing on the regional economy, diversity and new ventures.

Jabber Java

www.JabberJava.com

Jabber Java is premium coffee, small-batch roasted locally, sold in customizable bags. We sell our coffee exclusively online. It's some of the best (and certainly the freshest) coffee available. Our Roast Master roasts to order and ships it the same day. That's the "Java", but the "Jabber" is what makes our company unique. Our bags speak to you. We like to think of Jabber Java as a caffeinated greeting card. You can say whatever you want and even add your own photo to a bag of Jabber Java!

made community

www.madecommunity.com

{made} is a for profit design company. We pride ourselves in our commitment to a karma-friendly supply chain, sourcing good materials, flexible work opportunities, and our local community giveback.

Rocket Referrals

www.rocketreferrals.com

Rocket Referrals runs on autopilot to increase business through generating referrals. It's proprietary Smart Referral Algorithm will find a business's customers and contacts most willing to recommend and then automatically sends them personalized handwritten communication encouraging them to give referrals.

iTR Diagnostics

TBA

Our company has developed a quantitative and non-invasive system to detect Parkinson's disease in patients before physical symptoms appear, allowing for earlier, more effective, and less expensive treatments. Our system can also track disease progression for patient care and research purposes. Our customers are (1) doctors, clinics, and hospitals; (2) pharmaceutical companies; and (3) medical researchers.

Promotional Art Videos

www.promoartvideos.com

We make promotional videos, our services include directing, organizing, planning, filming and editing.

MopedU

mopedu.com

MopedU strives to be the most affordable, convenient and best option for college students and the community to use for all their moped needs.

Nextstep.io

nextstep.io

Nextstep.io aims to help you make sense of your activity data by identifying and tracking the small things that are affecting your physical activity. Combine many different devices and accounts for a single, collective view to help adopt incremental lifestyle changes that have an effect on physical activity.

Ownitz

ownitz.com

We are an online resource for all things local, when you need it.

datalooped

datalooped.com

datalooped focuses on capturing engagement and continuing education.

The S.T.E.A.M. Room Fab Lab

thesteamroom.org

This is going to be Iowa's First Fab Lab! Located in Iowa City, it will provide the public with tools and training which is out of reach for the regular consumer, making it possible for anyone to build (almost) anything!

Dibzees

Dibzees.com

Dibzees is dedicated to providing customers with an entertaining auction experience.

Goodblogs

www.goodblogs.com

GoodBlogs is a patent pending community blogging software that combines the innovation of user generated content with the power of content marketing.

Kamath Biosciences dba Cardiostrong

cardiostrong.co

Cardiostrong is a new, scientifically formulated fitness and health beverage containing the world's most comprehensive blend of cardiac nutrients, electrolytes, proteins and vitamins. It contains less than 1 gram of sugar and only 10 calories per serving. Cardiostrong is perfect for quenching thirst and improving athletic performance!

Flat-D Innovations Inc

www.flat-d.com

Manufacturer and marketer of odor control products utilizing activated charcoal cloth.

Componica, LLC

www.componica.com

We make computers see and think. Componica specializes in algorithmic solutions in computer vision and machine learning for our clients.

Blaze is a web application that helps content strategists and digital marketers evaluate, plan for, and govern multi-channel content.

Legally - Do., LLC, we refer to it as Bogobrush - our product name

bogobrush.com

Bogobrush is the first toothbrush you'll actually care about. It's beautiful designed, ecologically sound, and socially minded; when you buy one, we give one.

Blue Zones Project Cedar Rapids

www.bluezonesproject.com/communities/cedar-rapids

The Blue Zones Project™ is a community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks.

KB Productions, LLC

karlbecker.com

Mobile software to make your life easier.

Tutor Universe

www.tutoruniverse.com

Tutor Universe, Inc. is a social marketplace for online tutoring for college students worldwide. The Company is transforming the large and growing private tutoring market by providing a platform that enables knowledge sharing, collaboration, mentoring and tutoring. Tutor Universe utilizes sophisticated matchmaking technology, social networking tools, and online collaboration applications.

The Big Ideas Group

bigideasgroup.org

BIG is a cutting edge project-based school designed to give students a rigorous academic experience through an entrepreneurial lens.

Mazira LLC

mazira.com/

Mazira is focused on data transformation. We create industry-specific solutions that turn large amounts of data into high-utility information. Our approach focuses on many different aspects of data management, including storage, accessibility, information extraction, categorization, search, visualization, and analytics. Mazira provides complete end to end and workflow solutions and even takes on the challenging task of managing unstructured data.

FxRedux Solutions

www.fxreduxsolutions.com

FxRedux Solutions provides services to aid in pre-operative planning for articular fracture surgery. The company utilizes its innovative 3D puzzle-solving software and complementary technologies to help surgeons more precisely restore the original anatomy of broken bones. Improved surgical accuracy leads to better joint function and reduced pain for the patient. The FxRedux service delivers to surgeons interactive 3D blueprints of fractured bones and their ideal restoration.

Health Tech Hatch

healthtechhatch.com/

Health Tech Hatch is a platform supporting healthcare innovation via early concept feedback, problem-solving challenges, and crowdfunding.

Bright Green Strategy

brightgreenstrategy.com

Bright Green Strategy helps companies and organizations understand and manage their unique social and environmental footprints.

Lyrical Labs LLC

www.lyricallabs.com/

Lyrical Labs has developed proprietary encoding technology that allows encoding at comparable video quality at half the bitrate. The solution is available as a cloud service and an on-premises appliance.

Iowa Valley Food Cooperative

www.iowavalleyfood.com

We are a direct-to-consumer cooperative of producer and consumer members in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area. IVFC is a web-based cooperative where consumers can order products directly from area farmers and other local businesses. IVFC acts as a facilitator, providing a marketplace for all types of local producers, processing orders and payments, and facilitating delivery to consumer members.

BlendCard

blendcard.com

BlendCard is a small business marketing platform. Customers register their card to view a list of businesses that have loaded a gift card, free item, discount, or special offer to their BlendCard account. Users simply swipe the card at the participating business to redeem their deal and can earn additional rewards for repeat visits, completing surveys, or sharing deals with friends.

Higher Learning Technologies

www.HLTcorp.com

We allow students to study for the most important tests of their lives anytime and anywhere through their smartphones/tablets. Our long term goal is to make learning more efficient and effective.

FilmScene is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural vitality of the Iowa City area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form. With programming that entertains, inspires, and educates, FilmScene works to build and connect the community through film.

clusterFlunk

clusterflunk.com/

clusterFlunk is simply an online platform that allows university students to collaborate with the students that are specifically in their classes. They can upload notes, past exams, study guides, etc, we then archive all of those, turning cF into a searchable database for years past materials.

Bandwidth Pool

www.bandwithpool.com/

Bandwidth Pool is the 'eBay' for business Internet service. Internet companies bid for the chance to provide. Businesses save up to 20%. Instead of an endless search to determine who serves your address, Bandwidth Pool brings the providers to you; many you may not be familiar with. Providers bid for the chance to win and your business saves money. Combine that with Yelp-style reputational reviews of the Internet companies bidding and your Internet purchase decision just got easier... and cheaper.

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