It's true.

Portland, Maine is awesome.

And we've got the startups to prove it.

The Movement

Startup Portland is a community of entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and creative misfits who love building scalable companies in Portland, Maine. We are led by a volunteer team and do three things:

Do you love Portland? Are you proud to be a part of the city’s startup community? Wear the Startup Portland logo proudly on your website and link back to us. Help demonstrate the critical mass of Portland’s startup community, and let the world know where you’re from!


Who We Are


Get Updates

Join our email list! We’ll send you periodic updates about news, events, opportunities that appeal to creative, techy, entrepreneurial people in the Portland area like us.

What types of emails would you like to receive?

Find us on Facebook and Twitter too.




Listed below are some upcoming startup-related events in Portland that we think you may find valuable and worthwhile. Please email us if we’re missing anything!

  • August 26, 2014
    • Casco Bay Tech Hub Gubernatorial Candidate Series: Paul LePage
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: August 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Casco Bay Technology Hub, 30 Danforth St #206, Portland, ME, United States
      Description: Incumbent Paul LePage will be coming to the Tech Hub to round out this term’s set of gubernatorial candidates. Governor LePage will be addressing issues important to Maine’s technology and entrepreneurial community, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.

      Paul LePage will be at the Casco Bay Technology Hub at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 26th. Because space will be limited, we are asking everyone who wants to attend to register for this event. These events are FREE for attendees. Free refreshments will also be provided.

      This is a great opportunity for our community, and we’re thrilled that Congressman Michaud, Eliot Cutler, and Governor LePage have agreed to come speak to us. We are hoping to have a full house for this evening as with the last two. These special events occur separately from our regular monthly PubHub events. PubHubs will still be held on the first Tuesday of each month.

      Register here:
    • Hack Portland
      Starts: 7:00 pm
      Ends: August 26, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • August 27, 2014
    • Equity Prep
      Starts: 2:00 pm
      Ends: August 27, 2014 - 4:00 pm
      Location: MCED Offices

      If your company is thinking about raising equity selling shares there is a lot to get ready before you start asking for checks. This Lunch and Learn will walk through the rather extensive list of things to prepare, from financial models, pitch decks and Executive Summaries to cap tables, reference lists, deal structures and exit options.
  • August 28, 2014
    • Maine Tweetup
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: August 28, 2014 - 8:00 pm
      Location: Portland
      Description: Connect w/ the local twitisphere in person for happy hour on the fourth Thursday of every month. Specific location of each month's Tweetup is here:
    • Maine Entrepreneurs Meeting
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: August 28, 2014 - 8:00 pm
      Location: Offices of Bernstein Shur, 100 Middle Street, 5th Floor, West Tower, Portland
      Description: Maine Entrepreneurs Meetings are for people who are passionate about entrepreneurship. The group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month, 6pm-8pm. Check the Linkedin group for info about the next meeting:

View the full calendar here or subscribe via XML or ICAL. FYI, the easiest way add an event to our calendar invite to the event. Or just email us the info. Also, we’re noodling some ideas for new events to build community among the Portland startup community and startup communities in Boston and NY. If you have any ideas or want to help, let us know!



Tell us what you're up to or what help you need. We'll get you connected.

Thank you! We have received your message.