Replacing the concept of pitch with presentation
Presenters are not there to sell, invest or gain exposure. 1MC presenters are there to present by sharing their business, journey, milestones and most importantly; their obstacles and barriers to success.
Replacing the concept of networking with connection
When connection is allowed to flow freely without the restraints of networking, everyone involved shows up as their most authentic self, showcasing all of their abilities as a whole individual versus focusing on one aspect of their skills.
No one group, organization, agenda or individual has ownership of 1MC.
Because we are led by volunteers, a powerful mixture of entrepreneurs, leaders, freelancers and creative thinkers can come together with a common purpose in mind that simultaneously evolves as the needs of the group evolves. By avoiding an unhealthy sense of ownership, the group is able to flourish through passion, excitement and inclusivity.
Radically and intentionally inclusive, the organizing team should always look to bring in leaders outside of their typical network with a variety of diverse backgrounds, races, genders and thoughts. By allowing anyone with a company that is less than five years old to present, 1MC opens the floor for young organizations to get help and spread their knowledge at the same time. Members should always think and act inclusively towards each other by starting conversations with “what can I do to help you?”