December 20, 2016 (OGDEN, UT) Entrepreneurs, innovators, funders and other interested community members are invited to hear about two local startup businesses during a monthly event called 1 Million Cups (1MC) at Weber State Downtown Wednesday January 4th 2017 at 8:30am with a FREE hosted breakfast and of course, coffee. 

On the first Wednesday of each month, two local entrepreneurs are invited to share their business ideas, network and receive valuable feedback and critiques from curated attendees and the public. Those interested in attending or presenting their business idea can visit for more information.

Entrepreneurs for our January event include:

REEF LIFE RESTORATION, LLC restores damaged reefs creating new, engineered reef structures with breakthrough science and nano technologies, fostering the fastest growth possible. They provide site and problem specific consultation and testing. Their engineers then create appropriate design, cost valuations, implementation strategies and monitoring frequencies of their diverse eco-marine materials matrix for oceanic and coastal applications. Architectural casting experts create exactly what each site requires. Lyn Baum, COO shared “We hope to create new relationships and understanding of the dire problem our product and services solve to propel us forward in aiding improved coral reef environments around the world.”

BENE BOLOGNESE is a delicious, fresh pasta sauce that goes well on all types of pasta, polenta, breads, pizza and vegetables. There are three versions of their sauce; the original beef and pork Italian sausage, the lighter turkey Italian Sausage, and their newest variety of vegetarian with shitake mushrooms. All three varieties are made with no preservatives, no added sugars or sweeteners, no MSG, and gluten free. “After experiencing great success with farmer’s markets and grocery store chain sales tests we are faced with a supply, demand issue requiring some new resources and input to keep this old family recipe moving forward.” Founder, Dave Santos, expounded.

Ogden City is sponsoring breakfast at 8:30am accompanied by coffee from the WSU Wildcat Store all at the Start Up Ogden space at WSU downtown with audio equipment support from Wasatch Peaks Credit Union.

About 1 Million Cups & the Kauffman Foundation

To learn more about 1 Million Cups and how it is fostering entrepreneurs across the nation, visit  Access the Ogden microsite at

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has approximately $2 billion in assets. Visit for more information.


Brandon Stoddard, Small Business Development Center