By Dan Voorhis
The Wichita Eagle
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) 1 Million Cups is a free national event designed to educate and engage entrepreneurs. Each week entrepreneurs deliver powerful presentations at events across the nation. This article takes a look at two businesses gearing up to present in Wichita next week.
The Wichita Eagle
A local dating adviser and the leaders of a local polo club are seeking more interest by presenting at Wichita’s weekly 1 Million Cups gathering for entrepreneurs.
Suzanna Mathews, who owns a business called the Date Maven, was drumming up interest for her soon-to-be published book “Revising Mrs. Robinson” about older women dating younger men.
And Mike and Kim Carney want to develop more local interest in the polo grounds south of Haysville in hopes of developing more financial support.
1 Million Cups ICT is a weekly gathering designed to aid entrepreneurs by making contacts in the community and gaining awareness.
The Date Maven
Founder: Suzanna Mathews
Pitch: Mathews coaches clients on how to better find who and what they are looking for in a relationship.
Status: Her book, “Revising Mrs. Robinson,” uses Mathews’ original research to explore the topic of dating between older women and younger men.
Need: Groups interested in hearing her presentation, single men and women interested in being in her Little Black Book, and help talking up the book after its launch.
The Fairfield Polo Club
Leaders: Mike and Kim Carney
Pitch: The Carneys are trying to promote public interest in ongoing polo matches at the club, three miles north of the Kansas Star Casino on South Broadway. Ultimately, they want to create more ways to generate revenue to maintain the 143-acre grounds, including weddings, picnics and fundraising events.
Status: The club hosts polo matches Saturdays and Sundays from May to September, but it is taking August off to avoid the heat. Matches, which are open and free to the public, resume Sept. 3.
Need: More individuals and families to watch the matches, and more people to book events.