This week my wife and I went to the Kauffman Entrepreneur Center for the weekly meeting of One Million Cups of Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri. We were blown away. There were over 200 professionals gathered to network and hear other professionals speak. In the era of Social Media, cloud-based applications, and finding jobs on and Craigslist, it was really great to see that good old fashioned face-to-face networking is still alive and well. And the coffee was delicious!The first group to present was Code for America, a team of software developers and web designers who work for different government agencies across the country. They create open sourced applications that can be used to help make cities work more efficiently. We were really impressed with their presentation and their passion for their work. Check out their website at to learn more or to find out what you can do to make your city better.The next speaker was Callie England, founder of Rawxies – a company devoted to making natural healthy foods. It was really inspiring to hear her tell her story of growth and hard work. She has built her company from the ground up, and now is competing with the big food companies – the only difference is she is making natural food that works with your body to help you feel healthy and alive. See Callie’s beautiful food and check out some of her recipes at Million Cups of Coffee is an amazing idea. And this is not just in Kansas City – this is happening all over the country. Check to see if One Million Cups of Coffee is anywhere near you!


  1. Steve on May 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    We often think that ‘sit downs’ are the best way to share information – especially in a local market. Meet Up is a onderful meeting experience.

  2. coolcityentertainment on December 4, 2013 at 5:01 am

    I don’t seen much face to face networking anymore. everything is done through staffing companies, word of mouth, electronic transmission of resumes. Even networking can digress into other topics.

  3. CSA Farmtable on January 20, 2014 at 12:03 am

    We have been here before – it really is exciting. It sounds like you went on a day that would have been great for us to go! Callie England sounds awesome – she is doing exactly what we want to be doing! Great blog and hope to see you guys at the next meeting!

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