1 Million Cups Kansas City relocates

Entrepreneurial showcase 1 Million Cups Kansas City will have a new home come August.

The weekly program that features two pitches and plenty of networking — and coffee — will relocate to Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 E. 39th St., Kansas City.

“This move is an excellent opportunity to breathe fresh air into the program and integrate ourselves even more deeply into Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community,” said Courtney Windholz, Lead Organizer at 1MCKC and COO at Proof Positioning.

The program will end its six-year run at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation conference center on June 27 and will take a break during July. 1MCKC will return at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 at its new location.

Plexpod Westport Commons has a link to Kauffman Foundation founder Ewing Kauffman. The coworking space is housed in the former Westport Junior High school building, which Kauffman attended.

“We look forward to hosting 1MCKC each Wednesday morning,” said Gerald Smith, founder and CEO of Plexpod, which currently has three locations around the metro and is expanding. “Our mission to grow and nurture entrepreneurship in Kansas City exactly aligns with 1MCKC. Together we can continue to support Kansas City entrepreneurs in even more exciting and robust ways.”

1 Million Cups, which started in Kansas City, has spread to 180 communities nationwide.