Maine Craft Distilling

SUM Event at Maine Craft Distilling

Join the Startup Maine Board and past volunteers at Maine Craft Distilling, November 20th from 5 – 7pm! We’re inviting anyone who wants to learn more about getting involved with Startup Maine (both the conference and organization), or wants to share ideas for what they think the conference should feature in 2019. What kinds of […]

Ben Shaw

Thursday Keynote Announced: Ben Shaw

Ben Shaw, Founder and CEO of Vets First Choice, a leading provider of healthcare technology for veterinary medicine will be our first keynote speaker – at Kegs + Issues on Thursday, June 21. Vets First Choice enables insights into gaps in patient care linked to proactive prescription management to drive better health outcomes and improved […]


Announcing SUM2018 Workshops!

Out of over 60 applications received, we picked the top 20. Thank you to everyone who applied! Here are the engaging and educational workshops you can attend at this year’s conference:* Creating Successful Customers 10 Steps to Building a Successful, Simple Social Media Strategy Discover Your Power Voice Escape Overwhelm: One Plan, One Board, One […]


Women Angels in Training: an Experiential Investment Workshop

DATE AND TIME Thu, June 21, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT LOCATION Preti Flaherty 1 City Center Portland, ME 04101 REGISTER HERE Description Women Angels in Training: an Experiential Investment Workshop targets potential female angel investors and gives them the skills and confidence they need to understand and consider angel investing. By tapping […]


Friday Keynote Announced: Nate Fick

Nate Fick is CEO of Endgame, a leading computer security software company. He is also an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he works with management teams to build durable businesses. Nate also writes and speaks regularly on national security, corporate governance, and technology issues, and his commentary has been featured in the New […]

Dr. Patti Fletcher

Saturday Keynote Announced – Dr. Patti Fletcher

We’re thrilled to announce keynote speaker, Dr. Patti Fletcher! Dr. Fletcher is the author of Disrupters: Success Strategies From Women Who Break the Mold (Entrepreneur Press 2018), a seasoned tech executive, award-winning marketing influencer, board member, angel investor, speaker, and granddaughter of an Armenian Genocide survivor. Dr. Patti has written for, The Huffington Post, […]


2018 Case Studies

In years past we have showcased panels focused on specific industries and used them to get a wide variety of input on specific challenges and opportunities within an industry. This year, we are changing it up. While we have doubled down on workshops, this year we are replacing panels with Case Studies. So what is […]


Well, that was amazing…

We’re flying high after a week of excellent discussions, expert insight, and downright awesome people. The fresh ideas and new connections made were truly remarkable. We’re off to catch up on a bit of sleep, but already looking forward to #mscw2018!


More Mind Expansion – Wednesday Recap

Content and conversations are flowing fast here at Maine Startup & Create Week! Here are a few of the awesome people we met and connected with on Wednesday.


Highlights from Tuesday!

Whether you missed the events, or just want to check back on some of your favorite moments from Tuesday at Maine Startup & Create Week, we got you covered!