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Wednesday, Sep 30
9:00am — 10:30am
Colorado Lending Source
173 attending

1 Million Cups Featuring Denver Flea Businesses

1 Million Cups is a weekly forum hosted at Colorado Lending Source, located in the LoDo neighborhood of downtown Denver. The objective of 1MC is simple: help local entrepreneurs work through current business issues and then connect them with the greater startup community. Every Wednesday morning we host two different small business owners. These individuals each get the floor for 25 minutes. The first five minutes are to tell their story and the remaining 20 minutes are reserved to help the presenter think through current issues they are facing. Our informed, energetic audience helps by offering solutions, suggesting ideas, making connections, and playing devil's advocate in this Q&A brainstorming session. Since 2013 we've helped almost 200 local startups, and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday mornings. We'll have a cup of coffee waiting for you.

For Denver Startup Week, 1 Million Cups has partnered with the Denver Flea featuring two of their rock star businesses including Winter Session and Knotty Tie.
About the businesses:
Knotty Tie Co. is where talented sewers and designers have teamed up to make quality custom apparel available to everyone. We make our products by hand in the USA with the utmost consideration for the ethical treatment of people and the environment. Our business is also a force for good in our community by hiring skilled resettled refugees who otherwise lack opportunities to work in their trade.

Winter Session began in 2010 in a storefront apartment in Chicago. Roy Katz and Tanya Fleisher (along with their neighborhood barista and friend, Tristan Coulter, now co-owner of Gaslight Coffee Roasters) began sewing bags and aprons as a way to explore new creative ideas and channel their past experiences in art, design and architecture. Our ongoing mission is to design and produce thoughtful, well-made things in a responsible manner. Operating on a flexible scale, we combine traditional methods and innovative technology to find a balance between utilitarian function, durability and aesthetic appeal. We work hard to create affordable, high quality products meant to last.
Winter Session Outpost, our workshop and storefront, is located in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver. We design and make a majority of our canvas and leather goods right here in our shop, while maintaining a display and retail area stocked with current WS products along with a curated collection of goods from other designers and makers.