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1 Million Cups® – September

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


1 Million Cups® – September

1 Million Cups® Naples will feature two tech businesses, a voice application and conversational design company that assists the 50+ population, and a virtual security startup that eliminates wire-transfer fraud and the risk of email phishing attacks.

1 Million Cups ® Naples is held from 9-10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Naples Accelerator, 3510 Kraft Road, Ste. 200, Naples. Startups get six minutes to present their business, product or service, followed by up to 20 minutes of questions and advice from the audience, which includes the public, as well as SCORE, SBDC, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce members, entrepreneurs and business professionals.

The presenters are:

• Marvee, a voice strategy, education and conversational design company based in Naples that helps bring voice applications to the more than 1 billion people worldwide over age 50. From the active Baby Boomer to care-assisted elderly, Marvee is the recognized leader in helping brands and organizations craft successful voice experiences to meet the wants and needs of the 50+ population. Entrepreneur Heidi Culbertson, of North Naples, is a consultant who also helps businesses and restaurants automate through Alexa. She’s recognized as a 2019 Top Influencer in Voice and she’s also won pitch contests.

• ChatFortress, which provides the tools to eliminate wire-transfer fraud and the risk of getting hit by email phishing attacks. ChatFortress helps consumers and businesses achieve this by providing a Secure Chat “Selfie-Login” communication channel. The ChatFortress Email Guardian helps defend your email inbox from email phishing, email impersonation and email malware attacks using its Virtual Security Analyst.

Organic coffee will be provided by Guadalupe Roastery and the Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee and paid for by our event sponsor, Breads & Spreads, a local woman-owned bakery that creates sweet and savory breads, with spreads to complement them. Samples will be provided and breads and spreads will be available for purchase.

The Kauffman Foundation developed 1MC® in 2012 as a free nationwide program to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs and startups over a cup of coffee. There are now 183 1MCs nationwide, with 12 in Florida.

For more information or to apply, go to www.1millioncups.com/naples or call 239-249-5911.

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September 11
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Naples Accelerator
Collier County Business & Economic Development Divison


The Naples Accelerator
3510 Kraft Rd, Suite #200
Naples, FL 34105 United States
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