Come spend a long, summer-weekend in Maine!


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. Just as last year, we’ve made the cost to attend more affordable, and we’ve packed some pretty awesome content into just three days. We understand what time and money mean to fast-moving businesses, and promise that the information, inspiration, and connections you’ll gain from the conference will be well worth the investment.


Startup Maine is June 17-19, 2020. Tickets are available here. The 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 will now take place at USM Abromson Center (88 Bedford Street), right off of Forest Ave in Portland, ME, Social events and affiliate events take place throughout the city. Portland is compact and highly walkable. Uber, Lyft and local cab service is available.

Getting Here

Portland’s PWM airport provides quick and convenient access to SUM2020. Or, you may fly into Boston’s Logan airport and take a Concord Coach Line bus to Portland. Concord Coach Lines offers regular service to Portland from Boston, New York, Bangor and other locations in the northeast. There is service to and from Logan airport nearly every hour, and the trip takes about two hours. The Concord Coach Lines buses offer free Wi-Fi. See the Concord Coach Lines Bus Schedule.

Staying Here

Suggested hotels:


All core sessions, workshops and keynotes will be held at University of Southern Maine’s Abromsom Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland.

Badge Pickup:

  • Wednesday, June 17:  Conference Badges will be available at Aura at SUM2020’s Opening Keynote which is being held in collaboration with the Portland Regional Chamber’s Kegs & Issues event. , Doors open at 4:30pm.
  • Thursday, June 18:  Conference Badges will be available for pick-up at 7:00 AM in the Main Lobby of the USM Abromson Center
  • Friday, June 19:  Conference Badges will be available for pick-up at 8:00 AM in the Maine Lobby of the USM Abromson Center.

Parking:  We’re pleased to able to offer SUM attendees free parking this year! Attendees will be required to show SUM conference badge for parking validation.

Breakfast:  SUM2020 will provide some light breakfast options (ie. bagels and coffee) for attendees.

Lunch:  Lunch will be provided for attendees both days of the conference by SUM2020.

Snacks:  Snacks will be available at the conference.

Other questions?

Find conference info and updates on social media using #SUM2020 and sent out via daily emails (during the conference).

Email us at:, or ask one of our amazing Volunteers.

Speaking of volunteers, where do they check-in?

At the USM Abromson Center, first floor, 15 minutes before the shift is slated to begin.