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! 


Maine startups exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt

Maine startups exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt Eight Maine startups traveled to San Francisco to meet with investors and showcase their new and innovative products in the conference’s famous “Startup Alley.” Maine Startups Insider created a documentary screening about the trip! Watch the short film here!


Startup Maine receives Camden National Bank’s 2019 Leaders & Luminaries Award

On Tuesday, November 12th, Camden National Bank recognized six nonprofit board directors with 2019 Leaders & Luminaries Awards and $22,000 in grants for their respective organizations. The awards breakfast took place during Maine Association of Nonprofits’ executive forum, “Focus on Strategic Board Recruitment: Connecting People with Purpose.” 2019 Emerging Leader Award: Katie Shorey, Board Chair, […]


Startup Maine sending eight startups to TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF in October

Story written by Maine Startups Insider – Whit Richardson. TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in San Francisco is one of the most famous startup conferences in the world, an international stage from which companies such as Dropbox and Mint first publicly unveiled their products. To date, though, no Maine startup has ever had a visible presence at […]