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

Schedule

Download Maine Startup and Create Week 2016 printable schedule PDF

Registration

Monday | June 20 | 08:00 am–04:30 pm | Red Thread, One City Center (GPS address 1 Free Street)

Registration & Badge Pickup

Pickup your badge at Red Thread before heading to MECA

Core Session

Monday | June 20 | 09:00 am–10:30 am | ICA, MECA

EdTech and the Era of Customized Learning

The Changing Landscape of Twenty-first Century Education

Erin Knight
Badge Alliance / Badge labs

Jean Hammond
learnlaunch

Steve Shapiro
Academic Merit

Yvonne Simon
College for America, S. New Hampshire Univ.

Core Session

Monday | June 20 | 09:00 am–10:30 am | Osher Hall, MECA

Corporate Innovation

Partnering with Startups and Staying True to Your Values

Ted Reed
Unum

Cheryl Eveleigh
Tom's of Maine

Jeremy Burton
Wonolo

Phillip Leslie
RIVS Digital Interviews

Lightning Workshop

Monday | June 20 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Classroom 24, MECA

Rapid Prototyping

Bringing Great Ideas to Life!

Brooke Chornyak
Collective IQ Design Lab

Dylan Jones
Capital One

Lightning Workshop

Monday | June 20 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Classroom 7, MECA

Websites Without Learning Code

Building and Maintaining Your Website, an Easy ‘How to’

Wes Acker
Holy Grailz

Lightning Workshop

Monday | June 20 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Osher Hall

Client Management to Client Partnership

Tactics and Strategies to Capitalize on the Value of Your Client Relationships

Karl Cyr
CashStar

Lightning Workshop

Monday | June 20 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | ICA, MECA

Libraries: R&D Centers of Your City

Innovation Centers, Coding Camps, Market Research, Industry Analysis, Makers Fairs!

Sonya Durney
Portland Public Library

KeynoteLunch

Monday | June 20 | 12:00 pm–2:00 pm | MECA Cafe

Keynote: Mimi Chun

Keynote Interviews and Lunch

Mimi Chun
Loveback

Core Session

Monday | June 20 | 02:15 pm–03:45 pm | ICA, MECA

What Do Users Want?

(Apologies to Freud)

Mimi Chun
Loveback

Veronica Marquez
Flamingo

Alex Denniston
Independent Consultant

Brett Wickard
FieldStack

Core Session

Monday | June 20 | 02:15 pm–3:45pm | Osher Hall, MECA

Space: The Next Frontier

New Frontiers, Launches, Crashes, and Eventual Giant Steps for Mankind

Karl Hoose
VALT Enterprises, LLC

Jordan Shulman
Generation Orbit Launch Services

Dan Mosqueda
Universities Space Research Association

Core EventSocial Event

Monday | June 20 | 05:30 pm–07:30 pm | Ocean Gateway, 14 Maine State Pier, Portland

Work In Place: The New Geographies of Work

Building a community of remote workers in Maine

Affiliate Event

Tuesday | June 21 | 07:30 am–08:45 am | One Portland Square, 9th Floor, Portland ME 04112

From Idea to Market: Building a Solid Foundation for Your Growing Business

Registration

Tuesday | June 21 | 08:00 am–04:30 pm | Red Thread, One City Center (GPS address 1 Free Street)

Registration & Badge Pickup

Pickup your badge at Red Thread before heading to MECA

Core Session

Tuesday | June 21 | 09:00 am–10:30 am | ICA, MECA

Branding Through Storytelling

How to Share Your Story with Customers

Arielle Walrath
Might & Main

Mike Weymouth
Weymouth Design

Pete Roper
Google

Core Session

Tuesday | June 21 | 09:00 am–10:30 am | Osher Hall, MECA

Food Waste

Designing Systems to Prevent Wasting Resources

Margaret Hathaway
Dirigo Food Safety

Theresa Snow
Salvation Farms

Emily Malina
Spoiler Alert

Bill Seretta
The Sustainability Lab & Maine Food System Innovation Challenge

Lightning Workshop

Tuesday | June 21 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Classroom 24, MECA

Innovation Tools, Part 1: Effective Brainstorming (Divergent Thinking)

Part 1 in a Three-Part Series (Or as a Stand-Alone)

Brian Walker
Trailguide Consulting

Lightning Workshop

Tuesday | June 21 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Classroom 7, MECA

The Critical Questions That Can Make or Break Your Company and Its Relationships

Shifting Your Perspective and Giving You Deeper Understanding

Devin Green
Fogdog Coaching & Consulting

Mike Sobol
Inevitable.is

Lightning Workshop

Tuesday | June 21 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Osher Hall, MECA

Becoming a Rockstar Presenter

Practical Tips to Shine On, You Crazy Diamond

Devin Dukes
BerryDunn

Lightning Workshop

Tuesday | June 21 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | ICA, MECA

Don’t Mess Up Your Cap Table

Understanding Your Cap Table and Company Value to Fundraise and Seek Investment

Helen Sterling Coburn
Bernstein Shur

Jacob Gordon
North Atlantic Capital

Jeff Spaulding
Eaton Peabody

KeynoteLunch

Tuesday | June 21 | 12:00 pm–2:00 pm | MECA Cafe

Keynote: Rodney Sampson

Keynote Interviews and Lunch

Rodney Sampson
TechSquare Labs

Core Session

Tuesday | June 21 | 02:15 pm–03:45 pm | ICA, MECA

Talent: Recruiting, Developing, Retaining

An Exploration of How to Grow your Company with Workforce Talent

Ken Lubin
ZRG Partners

Claire Wasserman
Working Not Working

Celine Frueh
Allagash Brewing Co

Core Session

Tuesday | June 21 | 02:15 pm–03:45 pm | Osher Hall, MECA

SeaTech: True Blue Ocean Strategy

Food, Fuel and the Future

Barry A. Costa-Pierce
University of New England

Norah Eddy
Salty Girl Seafood

Tollef Olson
Ocean Balance

Dan Ward
Ward Aquafarms

MixPo

Tuesday | June 21 | 04:00 pm–05:30 pm | MECA Cafe

MixPo: Capital Resources to Scale for High-Growth

Half mixer, half expo! Capital Resources

Affiliate Event

Tuesday | June 21 | 05:30 pm–7:30 pm | Portland Art Gallery, 154 Middle Street

Meet the Maine Angels

Affiliate Event

Tuesday | June 21 | 05:30 pm–7:00 pm | Rapport HQ, 142 High Street (State Theater), Suite 315

CleanDrinks

Affiliate Event

Tuesday | June 21 | 05:30 pm–7:00 pm | USM: Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Avenue, Portland

Project>Login Community Meeting

Affiliate Event

Tuesday | June 21 | 05:30 pm–8:00 pm | 14 Maine State Pier, Portland

Bach and Beer

Affiliate Event

Tuesday | June 21 | 05:30 pm–7:00 pm | Pierce Atwood: Merrill's Wharf, 254 Commercial Street, Portland

Network With Maine Entrepreneurs

Affiliate Event

Tuesday | June 21 | 05:30 pm–7:00 pm | 433 Fore Street Portland, Maine

Mixer, Movers & Shakers

Affiliate Event

Tuesday | June 21 | 06:00 pm–8:00 pm | MSCW Green Room, 522 Congress St (MECA)

The Back Stairs Pop-up Concert

A curated selection of Portland's most interesting musical artists

Registration

Wednesday | June 22 | 08:00 am–04:30 pm | Red Thread, One City Center (GPS address 1 Free Street)

Registration & Badge Pickup

Pickup your badge at Red Thread before heading to MECA

Core Session

Wednesday | June 22 | 09:00 am–10:30 am | ICA, MECA

Top Tips in Digital UX Design

The Way Life Should Be – UX Design Made Easy

Jung Sin
Jung Yi Sin Design

Shaun White
CashStar

Core Session

Wednesday | June 22 | 09:00 am–10:30 am | Osher Hall, MECA

Prototypes, Pronto!

Design Prototyping, DIY Manufacturing and Resources to Start Building Your Empire

Alex Nunn
Port City Makerspace

Kristine Schuman
TechPlace

Shakiri Murrain
Jade Trading Company

Sarah Boisvert
Fab Lab Hub

Lightning Workshop

Wednesday | June 22 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Classroom 7, MECA

Innovation Tools, Part 2: Choosing a Direction

Part 2 in a Three-Part Series (Or as a Stand-Alone)

Brian Walker
Trailguide Consulting

Lightning Workshop

Wednesday | June 22 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Osher Hall, MECA

Getting Government Funding for R&D

How to Write Competitive, Compelling Grant Proposals

Karen West
C & P Management Services, LLC

Lightning Workshop

Wednesday | June 22 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Classroom 24, MECA

Increasing Sales by Understanding Your Customer

Get in Sync with Your Target Market

Hajmil Carr
TrueLine Publishing

Lightning Workshop

Wednesday | June 22 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | ICA, MECA

Social Media: The ROI and How to Track It

Essential Best Practices and Strategies for Growth and Profitability

Tess Gionet
Pulp+Wire

KeynoteLunch

Wednesday | June 22 | 12:00 pm–2:00 pm | MECA Cafe

Keynote: Sampriti Bhattacharyya

Keynote Interviews and Lunch

Core Session

Wednesday | June 22 | 02:15 pm–3:45 pm | MECA CAFE

Innovations in Apparel and Outdoor Design

How to Compete Against Giants

Tana Hoffman
ADVpreneur

Roxi Suger
ANGELROX

Matt Taylor
Tracksmith

Core Session

Wednesday | June 22 | 02:15 pm–03:45 pm | ICA, MECA

Artificial Intelligence

Potential Unicorns and the Future of AI

Adam Honig
Sprio Technologies

Rob May
Talla

Clare Bates Cogdon
Bowdoin College

Affiliate Event

Wednesday | June 22 | 04:00 pm–5:00 pm | The Westin Hotel Harborview, Mezzanine, 157 High Street

Meet a Delta Air Lines Representative and Learn About our Sky Bonus Program

Learn about the SkyBonus program for your company

Core Event

Wednesday | June 22 | 05:00 pm–07:30 pm | The Westin Portland Harborview

MTI Tech Walk

An Engaging Showcase of Successful Technology-Based Companies

Affiliate Event

Thursday | June 23 | 07:30 am–9:00 am | Preti Flaherty One City Center - Penthouse Floor

What You Need to Know to Grow!

Registration

Thursday | June 23 | 08:00 am–04:30 pm | Red Thread, One City Center (GPS address 1 Free Street)

Registration & Badge Pickup

Pickup your badge at Red Thread before heading to MECA

Lightning Workshop

Thursday | June 23 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Classroom 24, MECA

Innovation Tools: Part 3: Driving Actionability (Developing an Implementation Plan)

Part 3 in a Three-Part Series (Or as a Stand-Alone)

Brian Walker
Trailguide Consulting

Lightning Workshop

Thursday | June 23 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Osher Hall, MECA

Make it Matter: Prototype 3D Printing for Human Health

DIY to the Most Cutting-Edge Practices

Monika Wittig
Inworks

Lightning Workshop

Thursday | June 23 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | ICA, MECA

Space Matters

Highly Interactive Workshop to Help You Visualize and Create Your Workplace Environment

Jeffrey Schutte
Turnstone

Lightning Workshop

Thursday | June 23 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Classroom 7, MECA

Writing Effective Marketing Copy

An Interactive Session on Writing Website Copy and Blogging

Emily Straubel
Redd Bar

KeynoteLunch

Thursday | June 23 | 12:00 pm–2:00 pm | MECA Cafe

Keynote: Robyn Kanner

MSCW Fireside Keynote Interviews

Robyn Kanner
MyTransHealth

Core Session

Thursday | June 23 | 02:15 pm–3:45 pm | Classroom 7, MECA

Big Data Case Study: Healthcare

Custom-Designed Healthcare. Your Data, Your Health

Thomas Torre
Copatient

Susan Woods
HiTech HiTouch, LLC

Megan Landry
Univerisity of New England

Core Session

Thursday | June 23 | 02:15 pm–3:45 pm | Osher Hall, MECA

Harnessing the Power of Crowds

Leverage Crowd Sourcing to Access Unparalleled Growth!

Peter Gloor
MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Matt Keller
XPRIZE

Kathy Shields
EdCamp Savannah

Core Session

Thursday | June 23 | 02:15 pm–03:45 pm | ICA, MECA

Ever Better: Product Design and Continual Innovation

Live and breathe User-Centered ‘Design Thinking’

Chad Leeder
L.L. Bean

Brad Ascalon
Brad Ascalon Studio NYC

Anton Ljunggren
BioLite

Affiliate Event

Thursday | June 23 | 05:30 pm–6:45 pm | 58 Fore Street (The Portland Company)- Building #6 "Room With A View"

Panel Event: Access to Capital

How to Secure Funding, Challenges and Social and Cultural Barriers

Affiliate Event

Thursday | June 23 | 05:30 pm–7:30 pm | Rhum Portland 4 Free Street Portland, Maine

Design Mixer with AIGA Maine

Core EventSocial Event

Thursday | June 23 | 07:00 pm–09:00 pm | Portland Company, 58 Fore Street, Portland ME 04101

Maine Startup & Create Week Food Show

Sample products from some of the most innovative and enterprising chefs throughout northern New England and the US

Affiliate Event

Friday | June 24 | 07:00 am–8:45 am | Red Thread, One City Center (1 Free Street - GPS address)

Women Curious About Angel Investing—A Breakfast Meetup

An educational workshop for anyone who is curious about angel investing

Affiliate Event

Friday | June 24 | 07:30 am–9:00 am | Bernstein Shur, 100 Middle Street, 5th floor

HR for Growing Startups – Maximizing Potential While Minimizing Risk

Registration

Friday | June 24 | 08:00 am–01:00 pm | Red Thread, One City Center (GPS address 1 Free Street)

Registration & Badge Pickup

Pickup your badge at Red Thread before heading to MECA

Core Session

Friday | June 24 | 09:00 am–10:30 am | ICA, MECA

Protecting the Enterprise in the Age of Cyberespionage

High-Growth and High Impact Startup Opportunities!

Sari Greene
Sage Data Security

Shiu-Kai Chin
Syracuse University

Core Session

Friday | June 24 | 09:00 am–10:30 am | Osher Hall, MECA

Acquisition: Life Before and After

What to Expect Along with a 'How to'

Brett Austin
Kepware

Jim Detert
Mölnlycke Health Care

Nicole Bradick
CuroLegal

Kevan Lee Deckelmann
Bernstein Shur

Lightning Workshop

Friday | June 24 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Classroom 7, MECA

The Purposeful Hiring Toolkit

Hiring Strategy 101 for Start-Ups and Small Business

Lightning Workshop

Friday | June 24 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Classroom 24, MECA

Feedback: A Key Ingredient for Growth

Not all feedback is created equal. Lessons for Startups and Established Companies

Luke Thomas
Crystal

Lightning Workshop

Friday | June 24 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | Osher Hall, MECA

The ABCs of MVPs: An E-Commerce Crash Course

Make Your E-Commerce Business More Successful

Ben Fisher
CartHook

Lightning Workshop

Friday | June 24 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm | ICA, MECA

How to Put on a Hackathon

Transform an Idea into Reality, All in a Weekend

Nick Kaufmann
Code for Maine

KeynoteLunch

Friday | June 24 | 12:00 pm–2:00 pm | MECA Cafe

Keynote: Mike Perlis

MSCW Fireside Keynote Interviews

Mike Perlis
Forbes Media

Core Session

Friday | June 24 | 02:15 pm–3:45 pm | Osher Hall, MECA

Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Creating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems off the Beaten Path

Michael Faloon
Our Katahdin

Tarik Sultan
Sultan Ventures

Antonio Montoya
Rocket Hatch

Core Session

Friday | June 24 | 02:15 pm–3:45 pm | ICA, MECA

Service Design

"Service Design", What does it Mean?

Kristina Drury
TYTHEdesign

Seth Goldenberg
Epic Decade

MixPo

Friday | June 24 | 04:00 pm–05:30 pm | MECA Cafe

MixPo: Building Maine’s Innovation Ecosystem

Half mixer, half expo!

Core Event

Friday | June 24 | 06:00 pm– | Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St, Portland

Greenlight Maine Finale Event

See which company walks away with $100,000!

Saturday | June 25 | 06:00 am–11:00pm | 56 Commercial St

Island Cruises

Various Islands and Cruise Schedules

Saturday | June 25 | 06:00 am–11:00pm | Portland Maine

Portland Food Map

Portland Restaurants and Food Events

Saturday | June 25 | 08:00 am–10:00pm |

More Itineraries While In Portland

Fun While In Portland

Saturday | June 25 | 08:00 am–10:00pm | Portland Maine

Explore Portland Under 3 Hours

Portland Quick Visit Options

Saturday | June 25 | 09:00 am–5:00pm | 2445 Congress St

Atlantic Regional Pickleball Tournament

The Racket & Fitness Center in Portland

Saturday | June 25 | 09:00 am–04:00pm | Falmouth, Freeport, Bath, and Boothbay Harbor

Pre and Post Conference activities

Activities Around Portland and up to Freeport

Saturday | June 25 | 09:00 am–12:00pm | 519 Congress St

Pop Up Lab

Pop Up Curiosity Lab

Saturday | June 25 | 10:00 am–5:00pm | 489 Congress St.

Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Maine Historical Society

Saturday | June 25 | 10:00 am–4:30pm | 138 Congress St.

Portland Observatory

Greater Portland Landmarks Guided Tours

Saturday | June 25 | 10:00 am–11:30pm | 533 Congress Street, Portland ME

Think Tank & Yelp – A New Approach to Workplace Fulfillment

Think Tank Hosting Rachel Horton White

Saturday | June 25 | 10:30 am–03:00pm | 111 Commercial Street

Brewery Tour – Casco Fiasco Tour

The Craft Beer Cellar

Saturday | June 25 | 11:00 am–06:00pm | 7 Congress Sq

Winslow Homer Studio

Portland Museum of Fine Art

Saturday | June 25 | 12:00 pm–04:00pm | Edward Payson Park | 700 Baxter Blvd.

Craft Brew Races – Portland 5K Walk

5k Walk Starts 12:00, Brewfest 12:30-4:00

Saturday | June 25 | 06:00 pm–09:00pm | Hadlock Field 271 Park Ave, Portland

Portland Sea Dogs Baseball

Sea Dogs vs Fightin Phils 6:00pm Sat., 1:00pm Sun.

Saturday | June 25 | 08:00 pm–10:00pm | Maine State Pier, Commercial St & Franklin St

Waterfront Concerts – Josh Turner

Reserved Seating and General Admission

Saturday | June 25 | 08:00 pm–10:00pm | 609 Congress St

Tommy Emmanuel and Richard Smith

State Theatre

Saturday | June 25 | 08:00 pm–10:00pm | 504 Congress Street

Delta Rae

Portland City Music Hall

Saturday | June 25 | 09:00 pm–11:00pm | 25 Temple St

Muddy Ruckus Julie Rhodes & Tigerman Whoa!

Portland House of Music

Sunday | June 26 | 09:00 am–01:00pm | Bug Light Park, South Portland

The Tropical Run World Tour

Southern Maine Community College & Bug Light

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