The Abstract Athlete to present at 1 Millions Cups Richmond
A forum for caffeinated collaboration between local entrepreneurs is available weekly in Richmond.
The Abstract Athlete will present at the August 29 edition of 1 Million Cups, a national organization seeking to “educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the the country” over one million cups of coffee.
The event will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. in the VCUArts Depot at 814 W. Broad St. Work by athlete-artists such as former U.S. Bobsledder Hillary Werth, former Major League pitcher Brett Tomko, former Major League Soccer center back Jay DeMerit and Washington tight end Vernon Davis, among others, will be on display.
Founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2012, 1 Million Cups is based on the hope that entrepreneurs can discover solutions and engage with their communities over coffee. The foundation is organized by more than 800 volunteers in over 180 communities spanning 40+ states.
The Abstract Athlete co-founder Shannon Cowan said the two organizations share commonality in their core principles.
“Just as 1 Million Cups wants to break down barriers surrounding entrepreneurship, The Abstract Athlete wants to break down barriers surrounding creativity,” Cowan said.
“We believe that creativity has the power to help us live healthier lives -— physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s our partnerships with athletes, who are also artists, that really drives this message home. TAA is excited to engage with the 1Million Cups community!”
The Richmond iteration of 1 Million Cups meets weekly on Wednesday mornings at The Depot, providing an environment for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in RVA.
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