This is not a joke: What does a former truffle chef turned coleslaw master, a LinkedIn for patients coupled with a match.com algorithm, and a “Medium” for video have in common? You might wonder if you missed a headline in the news about coleslaw and...

Remember back in the day when you sat in school, ate at the mom-and-pop shop in town (whatever mom-and-pop shop opened that year), and made friends at school with the same people who lived nearby? Remember the days… Those days aren’t today. And 1 Million Cups...

Have you ever thought about the potential diseases that the food you’re eating might cause… while you’re eating lunch? Or the toxins that the skincare product that you’re using might be putting on your skin… when you get out of the shower? Or what about, what...

We see what you did there, 1 Million Cups Organizers… Mobile. Definition: (1) Able to move or be moved freely or easily. (2) Of or relating to cellular phones, handheld computers, and similar technology. (Thank you, Google.) The community experienced both definitions in our 45-minute...

Insight! That was the name of the game at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, August 24th. The community both gave insight, and gained it by listening to the pitches by Laura and Laramie. Both products are in beta (or, in Laura’s case, still being researched),...

Sometimes solving a problem isn’t as easy as identifying a problem and solving it. Two entrepreneurs took the stage on Wednesday, August 17th at 1 Million Cups to present their problems and subsequent solutions. One a product and the other a service, both recognized a...

“New uses for old things.” That was the theme of 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, August 10th. It’s here that we need to define “old.” How “old” is old? Engineering technology has been around for quite some time, but teaching Python (the coding language) has...

“Winner by audience participation” was how UT Dallas’ Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship pitch competition was decided at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, August 3rd. All four presenting companies (Travabond, ConverseVR, ChoreMonstr, and Weiser) crushed their pitches, rocked their presence on stage, and nailed the...

Ever stepped outside of your eyes-on-phone bubble to think if someone really wanted to, they could pinpoint my location right now. Scary thought, right? You might be reading this right now on your phone, going somewhere, killing time from doing something, ignoring somebody… all the...

“Make it Healthy. Make it Yummy. Make it Simple.” This was the tagline of Muffin Else, the sole presenter at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, July 20th. Shira Krakowski and her husband, Oz, presented their certified paleo muffin mix made with eight ingredients. Their mixture...

Sometimes it’s the comments and feedback from the community that can help you define your product better than you can yourself. Pitching your idea, talking through your problem, and working with the smart minds around you is what defines “community.” A safe zone for conversation...

The two presenters at 1 Million Cups both responded to the question, “What can the community do for you?” the same way. Their response is an important lesson for all entrepreneurs to learn, and one in which Brice McBeth of Standish and Devon Diaz of...

One of the best questions that you can ask at 1 Million Cups is “How did you come up with this idea?” or “What got you started doing this?” or “Why do you feel that this problem is one worth solving?” An entrepreneur's response to...

One of the best parts about attending 1 Million Cups is the opportunity to hear from a spectrum of companies: those with traction and looking for funding, to those in development and pitching their concept. The community will always bring their feedback and comments… it’s...

There are few people who can pop-up out of the audience, create a product on-the-fly, and then deliver a succinct 30-second pitch to a crowd of hecklers. Josh Stramiello, who you may remember from Dallas New Tech (April 2016) with his company BEVScore, did the...

Walking into the doctors office can, at times, feel like being quizzed on your vital signs, or personal history, or in the case of rehab, your personal habits. It can feel like your doctor, nurse, and technician are not listening to you… or, better yet,...

Billions of gallons of water are used daily for irrigation. The average homeowner will use 20,000 gallons of water on their lawn per month. 50% of which is water wasted due to system errors and inefficiencies… to put this in dollars and cents that’s $30...

Ever heard of a company being focused on their bottom line (meaning how much profit their making)? What about their triple-bottom-line? Their what? Right. Triple Bottom Line companies pay attention to the way that their company impacts the people around them, the planet that they...

Every week at 1 Million Cups is a new experience. On Wednesday, March 9, the companies pitching covered the age spectrum, from Corporate America to 15-year-olds. We learned about the optimization of the office worker experience with Tucker McCormack through his company, Roam, and the...

A Robin is red, right? Wrong. (Wait, what?!) That’s right, you heard it here first, folks. Robin is blue. At least that’s the color that Justin Crandall and Bart Lamont, founders of Robin, the lawncare service marketplace, showed up wearing when they pitched at 1...