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

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Design & Innovation

Design thinking drives business innovation. Innovation demands new applications for design.
Together, design and innovation fuel high-impact entrepreneurship.

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

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First Premier Speakers Announced

Mimi Chun
Loveback
Co-Founder

Rodney Sampson
TechSquare Labs
Partner, Diversity + Inclusion Initiatives

Sampriti Bhattacharyya
Hydroswarm
Roboticist

Robyn Kanner
MyTransHealth
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.

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Boston Launch Party!

Join us for the Maine Startup and Create week launch party in Boston.
Learn first-hand how this nationally-recognized program connects entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and others with an affinity for supporting the growing startup ecosystem in Maine. Free, and beer and food will be offered, but RSVP required.

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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!

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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!

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Thank You to Our sponsors

Workplace Transformation Facilitation
Lola Studios
Silicon Valley Bank

Allagash
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Coffee By Design
Urban Farm Fermentory

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