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!

  • April 21, 2014
    • Former USPTO Director Kappos speaks on April 21st: How Maine's natural advantages can help lead the next innovation wave
      Starts: 5:45 pm
      Ends: April 21, 2014 - 7:00 pm
      Location: University-Southern Maine Library, Forest Avenue, Portland, ME, United States
      Description: "Maine punches far above its weight class--in many respects," argues David Kappos, who in 2013 stepped down as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to become a Cravath partner. Mr. Kappos will speak on "Maine's Natural Advantages--Keys to Achieving a Vibrant Innovation Ecosystem," on April 21st from 4:45-5:30 p.m. in the University Events Room on the 7th floor of USM-Portland's Glickman Library.

      A short reception will follow with complimentary refreshments provided by L.L. Bean. The event is open to the public and free. Please register in advance here:
  • April 23, 2014
  • April 24, 2014
    • Maine Tweetup
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: April 24, 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: April 24, 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:
  • April 25, 2014

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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