UW-Green Bay student entrepreneurs were recently featured at 1 Million Cups events in Green Bay and Appleton. In October, Maria Arunkumar (Business Administration) was chosen to represent the 1 Million Cups Green Bay community at the annual Northeast Wisconsin startup conference — kinnektorCon — an Appleton community gathering on Oct. 24. Arunkumar presented her Build-a-Wedding app idea. At the 1 Million Cups Green Bay gathering in November, Renee DeGrand (Business Administration) was chosen to talk about her business, focused e-commerce platform for hobbyists Fervid Life, which is in the idea/concept phase. UW-Green Bay lecturer of entrepreneurship Ryan Kauth facilitated the conversation at 1 Million Cups Green Bay in a “Fireside Chat” format.
Kauth and UW-Green Bay student Melina Groleau (Business Administration) are organizers of the 1 Million Cups Green Bay community, which meets the second Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. in the Rise & Grind co-working space, next to Cura Coffeehouse on the third floor of the Brown County Central Library, downtown Green Bay. Students in the Entrepreneurial Finance class, open to all UW-Green Bay students, are encouraged to attend the 1 Million Cups Green Bay community gathering every month that occurs during class, taught by Kauth.