Celebrate entrepreneurship, cultivate creativity and drive high-impact innovation.

Join us for a week of learning, interviews with leaders, hands-on workshops and social events.

This year’s theme: Design & Innovation. Design thinking drives business innovation. Innovation demands new applications for design. Together, design and innovation fuel high-impact entrepreneurship. See the Schedule

Tickets available now!

Daily and Weekly Passes On Sale!

Event Week Volunteers Needed

This event would be impossible without the dedicated Event Week Volunteers (and some pre-week and post-week ones as well!). Shifts will be in half-day, full-day, a few evening, and week long assignments.


First Premier Speakers Announced

Mimi Chun

Rodney Sampson
TechSquare Labs
Partner, Diversity + Inclusion Initiatives

Sampriti Bhattacharyya

Robyn Kanner
Designer and Co-Founder

Mike Perlis
Forbes Media
President & CEO

BusTraveling from New York?

Announcing the combo bus ticket, New York to Portland, for only $499 a ticket.

This ticket includes your full week pass to Maine Startup and Create Week as well as a round trip bus ride from New York to Portland.

Learn more about the Combo Ticket


Open Call for Food Show Vendors

Join us at the second annual Maine Startup and Create Week Food Show. Get your product in front of entrepreneurs, journalists, consumers, innovators, and investors!

Apply Now

Affiliate Event Submission

Local organizations and companies are encouraged to host partner events during Maine Startup & Create Week. A partner event is independently organized, related to growing and scaling a business, and does not conflict with the conference schedule.

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New For 2016: Pitch Your Startup!

As a founder, you can connect with every investor in attendance (and more) through our exclusive Pitch Panel event. Sign up now to deliver a private screening of your pitch during Maine Startup and Create Week!

Find Out How

Thank You to Our sponsors

Workplace Transformation Facilitation
Lola Studios
Silicon Valley Bank

Rising Tide Brewing Company
Coffee By Design
Urban Farm Fermentory

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