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!


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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!

  • October 21, 2014
  • October 22, 2014
    • 7th Annual Portland Buy Local Indie Biz Awards
      Starts: 5:00 pm
      Ends: October 22, 2014 - 9:00 pm
      Location: Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, ME, United States
      Description: Portland Buy Local’s 7th annual Indie Biz Awards will take place Wednesday, October 22nd at SPACE Gallery. Please add this year’s event to your calendar and encourage your friends and employees to come out! The Portland Indie Biz Awards recognizes leaders among Portland’s vibrant independent businesses and community organizations, showcasing the impact that independently owned businesses have on Greater Portland and the state of Maine.

      Click here to vote for your favorite locally owned & independent businesses and organizations. This year’s categories include Buy Local Beacon; Flavor of Portland; Artistic Leader; Environmental Hero; Portland’s Best Kept Secret; Community Hero; Out of Sight, Not out of Mind; Global Hero; Best New Business and Portland Icon.
      To be eligible to win a 2014 Indie Biz award, organizations do not need to be members of Portland Buy Local, but they must have a location in Portland and be locally owned and independent.
    • Workshop- Create Your Digital Strategy
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: October 22, 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.
  • October 23, 2014
    • Maine Entrepreneurs Meeting
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: October 23, 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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