It's true.

Portland, Maine is awesome.

And we've got the startups to prove it.

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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:

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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!

  • September 23, 2014
  • September 24, 2014
    • Workshop- Create Your Digital Strategy; Registrar: Nadeau/Libby-Rose
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: September 24, 2014 - 8:00 pm
      Location: SCORE, Middle Street, Portland, ME, United States
      Description: The digital world is constantly changing. No wonder creating a digital marketing strategy can be daunting - even to an experienced marketer! This workshop will teach you a simple approach to communications that will remain relevant in any medium. You will leave this workshop with clear, actionable next steps to create your own effective digital marketing strategy. Led by Lauren Guite, Digital Strategy expert for the Environmental Defense Fund.
  • September 25, 2014
    • Trademarks - Protecting Your Brand; No Registrar
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: September 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
      Location: Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, 443 Congress St, Portland, ME, United States
      Description: This FREE workshop will explore trademark selection, registration and maintenance. We will talk about what makes a strong trademark, how and when to register the mark with the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the proper way to use a trademark in marketing materials, and the pitfalls of improper trademark usage.
    • On the Road with Mainebiz - Lewiston/Auburn
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: September 25, 2014 - 7:00 pm
      Location: Royal Oak Room, 1 Bates Street, Lewiston
      Description: Break away from your desk to meet and mingle with other members of the Lewiston/Auburn business community at the On the Road with Mainebiz event.
      This free event series is a great forum to put a face with a name as well as make new business connections. We'll have a cash bar along with hors d'oeuvres.
      Interested in sponsoring this or other Mainebiz events? Then contact your sales rep or call publisher, Donna Brassard at 207-761-8379 ext. 327 or<>.
      Questions regarding registration? Email Rebekah Roy at<>.
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    • Maine Entrepreneurs Meeting
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: September 25, 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!



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