Check Out These Opportunities to Build Your Business This Summer

Maine District Office  - June 13, 2018

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Startup Maine

When: June 21-23
Where: Portland, ME
Register: HERE

Join Startup Maine for three days of expert insight, applied skill-building, and meaningful connections that will help big things happen. Please visit for a full schedule of events, information on how to get involved and more! 

Enjoy gorgeous, rocky coastline; taste from Portland’s awarded food scene; and listen, learn, and connect with insightful people in the startup and entrepreneurial community. This year, the cost to attend has been made more affordable, and there is some pretty awesome content in just three days: Thursday June 21st, to Saturday June 23rd. We understand what time and money mean to fast-moving businesses, and promise that the inspiration, insight, and connections you’ll gain from the conference will be well worth the investment.

A ticket to Startup Maine is $48. This all-access pass includes entry to all programming events, including core sessions, workshops, mixpos, and keynotes, as well as some evening and affiliated events. Scholarships and volunteer positions are available, email

Startup Maine takes place in downtown Portland, Maine, less than 100 miles north of Boston. Daytime events will take place at Maine College of Art (MECA), 522 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101. Social events and affiliate events take place throughout the city.

Boots to Business - 2 Day Entrepreneurial Training

When: July 17th and 18th, 2018, 8:30am - 4:00pm
Where: Pease Air National Guard Base, Building 145, Portsmouth, NH

Boots to Business is a two-step training program developed to introduce all Veterans and transitioning service members to business ownership. This 2-day workshop helps ensure that every participant has access to a standardized entrepreneurship training track and the small business resources in their local communities.  Any veteran, spouse and/or dependent children over 18 are welcome to participate!

After completing the 2-day Boots to Business session, participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local small business resources, and launch their small business.  If you have any questions, please contact William Card at or 207-622-8555

Mainebiz New Ventures/Startup Forum has been postponed to Tuesday, Aug. 21

Mainebiz New Ventures/Startup Forum originally scheduled for June 14th will now be held on August 21st.  If you already registered for the June 14th date and are still able to attend on August 21st you don’t need to do a thing.  MaineBiz will retain your registration.  If the new date does not work for you please contact MaineBiz at for a full refund.

If you haven’t registered and would like more information or to register for the August 21st event please click HERE

Date: August 21, 2018
Time: 11:30am-6:00pm
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Rd, Portland

The Mainebiz New Ventures forum, geared towards providing ideas and advice for entrepreneurs and startups, is designed to help and inspire entrepreneurs who want to start up, grow and be successful in business. The forum will include a panel discussion of 10 best ideas, learning workshops, a keynote address, and book giveaway on Tuesday, August 21.  We will be confirming more event details and updates on the full list of speakers over the next few weeks.