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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 222 3rd Street, Suite 509, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Get Directions

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Meet the Organizers

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.

Past Organizers

Past Presenters

Cedar Rapids Public Library

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

Cycle Studios

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

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.

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

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


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

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 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

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

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 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.

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.

Plenable Solution

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

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

Monicur, LLC

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.

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

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

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

{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

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


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

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


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


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


datalooped focuses on capturing engagement and continuing education.

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

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 is dedicated to providing customers with an entertaining auction experience.


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 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

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

Componica, LLC

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 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

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

Mobile software to make your life easier.

Tutor Universe

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

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

Mazira LLC

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

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

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

Bright Green Strategy

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

Lyrical Labs LLC

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

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 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

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 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

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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