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Maine Start Up and Create Week In June

[ 0 ] May. 13, 2014 | SBO Editor
Maine Start Up and Create Week
Portand, Maine will host the inaugural Maine Start Up and Create Week June 12-20, 2014.
Maine Startup & Create Week (MSCW) – a national conference and celebration of innovators, entrepreneurs and startups – will take place in Portland, Maine, from June 12 – June 20, 2014. The week is designed to showcase Maine’s vibrant, growing startup eco-system to the wider Maine community and to visiting guests from around the country.

Maine Start Up and Create Week

View the Maine Start Up and Create Week  event schedule . The Main Start Up and Creak Week is set to feature more than 30 exciting events to celebrate the robust startup culture in Maine. Key events include Startup Weekend, the PROPEL entreverge Awards, House of Genius, an innovation and startup career cruise, pitching opportunities, social events and numerous other inspirational and educational programs.

The keynote speakers scheduled to participate in the Maine Start Up and Create Week event are national leaders in the startup, innovation, and entrepreneurial movements, and include Tom Davidson, CEO of Everfi; Steven Koltai, Founder of Koltai & Co; Brad Feld, Co-Founder of Foundry Group; Shauna Causey, Startup Advisor and Vice President of Marketing/Community at UP Global; John Harthone, Founder and CEO of MassChallenge; Danielle Neurenberg, President of Food Tank; Karen Gordon Mills, Senior Fellow Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School (former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration); Jean Hoffman, President and CEO Putney Vet; Dan Kerluke, Co-Founder and CEO Double Blue Sports Analytics; Franck Nouyrigat, Co-founder Startup Weekend; and Red Gendron, Head coach of University of Maine Men’s Ice Hockey Team and many others.

Topics covered for the Maine Start Up and Create Week will include Technology and Education; Innovation in Payment Technologies; Building Startup and Innovation Communities; Women in Entrepreneurship; Innovative Technology and Clean Energy; The Maker Movement and Prototyping Labs; Innovation, Technology and Sports; Emerging Funding Models for Startups and Entrepreneurs; Innovation and Sustainable Food Systems; Healthcare Informatics; Scaling Speciality Food Businesses; Pet Tech & Biotech; International Entrepreneurship; and The Corporate Internet of Things.

“Maine has such a vibrant innovative, startup, and creative entrepreneurship community,” said Jess Knox, Lead Organizer of Maine Start Up and Create Week, “and we’re eager to show it off and create new connections with attendees from across North America. By engineering serendipitous collisions between people, ideas, and resources among folks from Maine and from across the country, we know that it will be a great event and beneficial to all attendees. Our guests will meet other like-minded passionate and accomplished people; learn about new ventures and new innovations; be inspired to think bigger; enjoy Portland and fall in love with Maine.”

An Early Bird Maine Start Up and Create  Week Pass is $395, and a Day Pass is $125. Early Bird pricing ends May 15. For more information and to register, please visit www.mainestartupandcreateweek.com

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