Springfield business legend Jack Stack delivered the keynote address as a business expo and celebration for 1 Million Cups Springfield’s 5th Anniversary.
1 Million Cups is an organization designed to bring entrepreneurs together to learn from each other and help grow small business in the Springfield area.
Local startups can sign up to present their business or organization to other entrepreneurs who hold a Q&A to help the startup examine parts of their business they may not have considered before their presentation.
Today’s event had a business expo with booths from businesses and organizations that had presented during 1 Million Cups’ five years in Springfield.
The keynote from Stack focused on importance of entrepreneurs to our area and the overall economy but also what it takes to truly be an entrepreneur building a business to last in today’s economic environment. Stack was emphatic that what those in attendance were doing with their businesses were critical to the world.
Below is a photo gallery of today’s festivities held at the Springfield Art Gallery. 1 Million Cups meets there starting at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday and admission is free.