About Us

About Us 2017-06-20T14:41:54+00:00

Cup of Joe is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the Cup of Joe program, inspired by 1 Million Cups in Kansas City, offers local businesses an opportunity to share their experience with a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and fellow business owners.

Two presenters are showcased each week. Presenters prepare a 10-minute educational presentation and engage in 15 minutes of feedback and questioning afterwards. Entrepreneurs gain insightful feedback while connecting with a supportive community that cares about their progress.

The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

1 Million Cup programs take place every Wednesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. in locations all around the country. Locally, Cup of Joe meets at the St. Joseph Public Library-East Hills Mall location, 502 N. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506. Supporters gather around 8:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation. Use the door on the east side of the café. The program begins at 9 a.m.

This is a casual gathering for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Please join us to share ideas – over a cup of joe.

It is led by entrepreneurs:

Jason Chase

Jason Chase


Tech Team

Jomel Nichols

Jomel Nichols


Nichols Actuarial Consulting, LLC

Sarah DeGarmo

Sarah DeGarmo


Rise by Design

Lura Landis Kirby

Lura Landis Kirby


Lura Landis Photography

Justin Turner


Bobbie Bell

Bobbie Bell


Peregrine Corporation

Dillan Klindt

Franklin St. Restoration

Stephanie Tripp

Auntie Anne’s

Cup of Joe is supported by: