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, we’ve made the cost to attend more affordable, and we’ve packed some pretty awesome content into 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Portland is compact and highly walkable. Uber, Lyft and local cab service is available.
Portland’s PWM airport provides quick and convenient access to SUM2018. 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.
All core sessions, workshops and keynotes will be held at MECA, located at 522 Congress St., Portland, Maine.
Parking: There is local on-street parking available and garages within a short walk of MECA. More details to be provided.
Breakfast: We will have some quick and easy breakfast options (ie. bagels and coffee) available for attendees.
Lunch: Stay tuned for some exciting lunch options! This is a top-rated foodie city, after all!
Snacks: The MECA cafe will also be open throughout the day for snacks to be purchased.
Find conference info and updates on social media using #SUM2018 and sent out via daily emails.
For other assistance, see the friendly folks at the Info Desk at MECA, just inside the front door to your right. You may also email us at: email@example.com, or ask one of our amazing Volunteers.
Speaking of volunteers, where do they check-in?
At the MECA front desk, 15 minutes before the shift is slated to begin.