1 Million Cups

Bismarck / Mandan

Join us for 1 Million Cups Bismarck / Mandan
every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Dakota Stage Playhouse

Dakota Stage Playhouse | 412 E Main Ave Bismarck, ND Get Directions

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Meet the Organizers

Ellyn Brannan @EllBrannan

Ellyn is a Director at The IDEA Center, which is a business incubator that assists entrepreneurs in commercializing their ideas and growing their venture. The Center works with a variety of industries helping start-ups find the resources to succeed in the marketplace.

Garrett Moon garrett_moon

Garrett is one of the founders at CoSchedule, the high-growth editorial calendar startup for WordPress, and Todaymade, a web-based software company in Bismarck, North Dakota. As a serial starter, and a firm believer in the do what you love, love what you do philosophy – Garrett exemplifies the sprit of entrepreneurship and uses it to encourage and assist startups in all stages.
CoSchedule, Todaymade

Keenan Hauff @keenanhauff

Divergent thinker. Dreamer. Storyteller. Entrepreneur. Co-Founder of Threefold.

Marlo Anderson @GuruOfGeek

Marlo co-chairs Mandan's Independence Day Parade, helped develop the Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway, is involved in the development of the Central North American Trade Corridor, North Dakota Scenic Byways and many local and regional organizations. Marlo also hosts the talk show, the Tech Ranch and is known worldwide for his version of the Chicken Dance.

Scott Wild @WildInspire

Wild Inspire is a social media consulting company that specializes in working with startups to develop their online marketing strategy, social media setup and podcast development. We support those who trust their entrepreneurial spirit in order to get one step close to their true purpose in life.

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Past Presenters



We are a physical therapy practice located in downtown Bismarck specailizing in a variety of entities including men's/women's health, sports medicine and dry needling.

DKX Advanced Manufacturing


DKX manufactures hard body armor plates for military, police, and civilian use. Our DKX Max III plate is among the lightest, most buoyant level III certified body armor plate on the market. In order to achieve a level III certification, our 2.9 pound plate had to stop 6 rounds from a .308 rifle in a certified lab. We have developed our own manufacturing equipment and processes to insure that they are perfectly suited to the requirements of our products.

Created for simple adventures. We design and create handmade totes, pouches, etc. in Bismarck, ND. We currently sell through our Etsy site, at local fairs, and in a couple consignment-based shops.

Pretty Loaded


Situational Awareness and Self-Defense Mindset is the foundation of our business. We focus on conflict avoidance and we teach many tools to dissuade a predator from attacking you. We are also NRA instructors and also teach how to use handguns.

Plain View LLC


PLAIN VIEW delivers superior design and consulting services to homeowners, builders, and developers. Our experience ranges from small interior alterations, additions, new construction, and projects anywhere and everywhere in between. We pride ourselves in being PROCESS ORIENTED NOT PRODUCT DRIVEN. We care about the design process, not just the final product. Our approach to design is to challenge our clients to THINK BIGGER AND BETTER. That's why we give each project the handcrafted care and follow through it needs. We're forward thinkers and have a modern approach to design. This means we do not take on every project that walks through the door. We take on projects that give us the best opportunity to be creative, for the clients that demand it. We believe DESIGN MATTERS. We want our clients to experience the value of design for generations



CoSchedule is a web-based application that lets bloggers, social media managers, and marketing managers schedule their blog posts and social media messages at the same time, through an elegant drag-and-drop calendar built right into the world's most popular blogging platform – WordPress. CoSchedule is the first social media editorial calendar built exclusively for WordPress.

buffalo commons brewing co.


we manufacture 5 different styles of beer for distribution around ND and for offsale in our taproom.

Suzy Shuze n Starz was born from two product lines. Suzy took high heel shoes and repurposed them into a functional piece of art; used to hold rings or things like cell phones, remote controls or business cards. Suzy Starz is a jewelry line using the slices of the cottonwood tree twigs cut revealing the hidden star; placed on a bead or in a finding then paired with a charm such as the tree of life; packaged with the summary of the Native American story telling how the star came to be in the tree.

DeLucca Beauty


We are formulators and sellers of luxury beauty products, specializing in sunless tanning and bronzing. Our products are designed for high efficacy, and results to impress the discerning consumer.

Invisible Innocence advocates for human trafficked victims by providing educational materials, events to raise awareness, and presenting at speaking engagements. Invisible Innocence's main mission is to be a voice for the voiceless victims; with ambitions of one day providing a safe home for the victims being rescued from trafficking situations.

Hey Ocean and Right on Broadway


Hey Ocean is a west coast lifestyle boutique that opened in downtown Bismarck in 2011 and Grand Forks in 2014. The store carries clothing, accessories, shoes and gift items. Right on Broadway opened in the same building as Hey Ocean in March 2013 and carries shoes, boots, handbags, jewelry and other accessories.

Low Vision Products & Training of ND


Sell Low Vision Products to individuals. Train individuals on how to use our products.

Ministry on the Margins

Ministry on the Margins is a volunteer-based ecumenical ministry committed to supporting those who fall through the cracks during times of transition. Special emphasis is placed on men and women transitioning back into society from prison, homelessness, medical emergency, or job displacement. Ministry on the Margins collaborates with various individuals, churches, and businesses to offer a weekly coffee house, food pantry, mentoring teams, educational support, and spiritual connection.

Huff Hills Ski Area


We are ND's largest ski area, and a source of winter recreation for the Bismarck/Mandan area. We offer 16 runs, served by two double chairlifts and two surface lifts. The ski area was founded by Jim Beck and other local investors to provide a local place to ski and snowboard. Huff Hills has an active learn to ski program, providing over 30,000 students the opportunity to experience skiing and snowboarding over 22 years. Huff Hills features a terrain park, and a variety of runs for all abilities.

The Creative Treatment


Whether you’re embarking on a major marketing campaign or just looking for a 30-second spot for your web page, The Creative Treatment can help. We make the most of your video promotions with high-quality cinematic content and original marketing ideas. We also understand the best ways to get your video and message noticed and remembered through multiple channels, whether traditional or online.

Books by Pam Girard

Books by Pam Girard

Publish books and public speaking.

Lot 2029


We are a downtown boutique that carries fashion clothing and accessories. We also provide interior design services and sell furniture and home decor. We have a downtown locations in Bismarck and Fargo, ND.

Wolf Technologies


Wolf Technologies sells a trailer light tester called Light Check.Light Check is a self-contained, portable device that connects to the wiring connector of a trailer. It includes a 12-volt internal rechargeable battery, electronic diagnostics for light circuit analysis, ground wire and battery charger.

Inspired Life Wellness Clinic, PLLC


We are a nurse practitioner and nurse owned mental health clinic in Bismarck. We provide mental health services which include: diagnosing, prescribing psychiatric medication, nurse education and counseling. We utilize the nursing model of practice, which is different from the medical model, this includes utilizing holistic practices (taking into account all aspects of life and health). We also offer educational courses to other businesses to prevent or at least decrease staff "mental health days".

Moe Moe's Garden


Mom and baby boutique. Environmentally and socially responsible producers.

Van Horn Media, Inc


As a Book Yourself Solid Certified marketing coach, I help service entrepreneurs get more clients and make more money while enjoying a work/life balance that reflects their priorities. I also provide media planning and buying expertise to marketing directors and business owners so that they have more time and more energy to do what they do best.

National Day Calendar


There is a day for everything from National Hamburger Day to Leprechaun Day to Mow your Grass Day. We will keep you informed by sending a single post of the day with this very trivial information.

BisMan Community Food Cooperative


The BisMan Community Food Co-op sells food…. real food. The co-op’s business model is rooted in the idea that we are what we eat, and that the science and processes used in the production of our food matter, to both the individual and the community the individual is a part of. The Co-op recognizes the need for growing awareness on the impact of food in our community and pays fair wages to employees, fair prices to producers, and charges fair prices to members and other patrons

BBT Style


BBT Style started producing hats for children to keep them healthy and warm. It has since grown to include a full line of headbands for women and children of all ages.

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The organizers are independent licensees of the 1 Million Cups trade name and are not affiliated with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (“Kauffman”) or Kauffman Laboratories for Enterprise Creation, Inc. (“Kauffman Labs”). All information, views, opinions and commentaries presented herein are those of the organizers and not those of Kauffman or Kauffman Labs.