Maine Startup and Create Week!


Maine Startup and Create Week!

A week long conference in Portland, Maine

June 12 – 20, 2014

Women, Work, and Community is proud to be a part of Maine Startup and Create Week! Come join us in celebrating the community of passionate entrepreneurs in Maine.

Maine Startup & Create Week (MSCW) is an eight-day celebration (from June 12-20) of startups, innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives in Portland and across the state. MSCW is designed to showcase Maine’s vibrant and growing startup ecosystem, both to our state’s wider community and visiting guests from around the country.

Women and Entrepreneurship: Monday afternoon, June 16th, 3:45 p.m. 

Session D Hosted by WWC and Women Standing Together.  Women face particular challenges in the area of innovation, startups, and entrepreneurship. Part policy discussion, part pragmatic tool, this discussion will focus on this issue, experiences of success, and solutions. Including Shauna Causey, VP Marketing of UpGlobal; Kristen Gwinn-Becker, CEO and Founder, HistoryIT; Cynd Prince, President and Founder, LooHoo, LLC; and Eloise Vitelli, Director, Program and Policy for Women, Work, and  Community.  Mandy Schumaker, CEO and Founder of Higher Performing People, is the moderator.

Speed Mentoring: Tuesday afternoon, June 17, 3:00 p.m.

Have business questions?  We have answers!  Meet with an experienced Business Mentor! Whatever your business question or topic, we are here to help.  15-30 minutes of confidential “SPEED” mentoring with an experienced Mentor from local business resource organizations. Mentors are from the following organizations: WWC, SCORE, MCED, SBDC, CEI, USM

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