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1 Million Cups West Valley event taking place at MET Professional Academy

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  • Erin Dunsey/ Peoria Unified School District

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WHAT: Peoria Unified’s MET Professional Academy students, in partnership with Arizona State University Entrepreneurship + Innovation, will participate in hearing entrepreneurial business pitches in an event called 1 Million Cups

WHEN: 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28

WHERE: MET Professional Academy, 11200 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, 85345 inside Old Main


The West Valley chapter of 1 Million Cups from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation program is doing a beta event, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Medical Engineering Technology (MET) Professional Academy, 11200 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria in Old Main.

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012 — a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. 1 Million Cups is open to everyone and designed to encourage people in every stage of the entrepreneurial journey to participate.

Students in the MET Professional Academy will be pitching a project that is aimed at using robotic surveillance to reduce the amount of human risk in an active threat situation to public schools. Cameras often have blind spots and with the ability to maneuver and climb floors, it will help responders and school staff to locate and describe the threat and any students who are outside the classroom.

The MET Professional Academy, in the Peoria Unified School District, is a shining example of entrepreneurship and innovation. Students work alongside with business professionals, solving real-world problems and approach projects with an entrepreneurial mindset. MET is also in the process of expanding to further leverage their programmatic focus on entrepreneurship and bioscience.

The first presenter will be Motion Warriors. Get a sneak peek at this West Valley inventor on YouTube. Join community leaders, industry experts alongside education partners and students as we come together to hear this entrepreneur pitch. After their 10-minute, high-energy pitch, the entire audience provides them with feedback and resources through Q&A.

Please RSVP to Erin Dunsey or call 623-486-6100 if you plan to attend this event.