Startup Maine November meetup with New England Ocean Cluster 11/18

Join us for November’s networking happy hour in partnership with the New England Ocean Cluster (NEOC). Come learn a bit about the Hús, the NEOC, and a collection of emerging Blue Economy entrepreneurs. This is a great opportunity to network and cross pollinate with folks in the “ocean-focused” startup ecosystem. Oh, and it wouldn’t be an […]


Startup Maine October meetup with Roux Techstars Accelerator

Join us on Wed. October 20th for our next Startup Maine meetup/happy hour! RSVP here. Location: Shipyard Brewing Company 86 Newbury Street Portland ME 04101 Date: Wednesday, October 20 Time: 5:00-7:30pm Learn about the new Techstars Accelerator program in Portland and come meet the 10 companies! https://www.techstars.com/accelerators/the-roux-institute Come meet old friends, new friends, and friends […]


Startup Maine Sept. Meetup 9/22

Join us for September’s Startup Maine meetup/happy hour on Wed. September 22. RSVP here. Fore River Brewing Company 45 Huntress Ave, South Portland, ME 04106 Date: Wednesday, September 22 Time: 4:30-6:30pm Come meet old friends, new friends, and friends of Startup Maine. New to the startup ecosystem, or want to meet new contacts? Join us! […]


CEI Women’s Business Center & Startup Maine collaborate on series: Barriers and Opportunities for BIPOC Entrepreneurs

Startup Maine and CEI Women’s Business Center are collaborating on a three-part virtual series focused on BIPOC entrepreneurship in Maine. Each panel event will explore the opportunities and barriers that exist for BIPOC entrepreneurs at the stages of ideation, launch and growth. In the Ideation panel, we will explore the BIPOC entrepreneur experience of taking […]


The Startup Maine Entrepreneurs and Ecosystem Builders speaker series!

Startup Maine’s Entrepreneurs & Ecosystem Builders Speaker Series is made possible by our sponsors Bangor Savings Bank, the Maine Technology Institute (MTI), Maine Venture Fund, and the Maine Angels. Sessions will feature thinkers and doers from across the state sharing valuable insights through interactive conversations moderated by Katie Shorey, Startup Maine’s President.   Grab your coffee […]

Startup Maine series to spotlight entrepreneurs, ‘ecosystem builders’

The volunteer-run nonprofit organization is launching a virtual speaker series next week featuring movers and shakers in the state’s startup community, with a heavy focus on tech entrepreneurs. “The series will be inspiring, fun and informative,” Startup Maine President Katie Shorey told Mainebiz. “You can expect engaging conversation, and walk away feeling intrigued by, and proud […]


Startup Maine featured on The Day That Changed Everything Podcast

Episode 3 — Katie Shorey, President of Startup Maine When the founder of a nonprofit admits to sexual misconduct, what can be done to ensure the mission of the organization carries on? Listen here. Interviewed by Renee Cordes, Mainebiz Senior Writer   Check out other podcast guests here: https://www.mainebiz.biz/podcasts/the-day-that-changed-everything  


Startup Maine considers other options after canceling June event

Written by Renee Cordes, Mainebiz: After canceling this year’s Startup Maine conference in Portland, organizers are looking at other ways to provide entrepreneurs with helpful information, from podcasts to webinars. The 2020 annual event had been scheduled to take place this June at the University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Community Education Center. More than 500 people had been […]


Startup Maine cancels annual conference because of COVID-19 worries

Written by Whit Richardson, Maine Startups Insider: Startup Maine, the nonprofit organization that hosts a startup and innovation conference in Portland every June, announced today that it has cancelled its 2020 event in the face of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization’s board of directors has been monitoring updates about COVID-19 from […]


Watch the “Crunch Time” Short Documentary!

In October 2019, Startup Maine sent 8 Maine technology startups to attend and exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, CA  – arguably the world’s largest startup conference. Maine Startups Insider funded a film crew to travel with us and produced a short documentary of the experience. Watch the video here!