There are various ways to support the next generation of Maine entrepreneurs. 

Which one is right for you? 

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Mentor, join one of our UpStart committees, or help at one of our many events. 

Do you have an idea for an upcoming event, webinar or meetup? 

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UpStart Maine is a non-profit coalition. Your sponsorship will keep our entrepreneurial programs running.

Are you looking to help the next generation of entrepreneurs with capital investments? 

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JOIN A COMMITTEE

Are you interested in joining one of our committees? Reach out! 

MARKETING

COMMITTEE

Engages with our community to promote our events & programs, tell our stories and share news. Publishes our monthly newsletter and keeps our website fresh.

EVENTS

COMMITTEE

Organizes and leads our signature events, programs and awards such as Virtual Mentor Nights, Innovation Nights, and our annual Most Exciting Start Up Award. 

GRANTS

COMMITTEE

As a 501c3 corp UpStart Maine is the fiscal sponsor for several coalition and related programs, and this committee works across our ecosystem to help secure grants and other funding to support our work and the work of our coalition partners.

FOUNDERS

COUNCIL

Comprising a select group of entrepreneurs, the Council provides advice and counsel to our Board on mission, strategy, & execution tactics.

BE A CUSTOMER

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DID YOU KNOW?

UPSTART MAINE OFFERS AND PROMOTES A VARIETY OF EVENTS AND MEETUPS TO SUPPORT MAINE'S ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM. 

WE OFFER UP TO TEN MINI GRANTS TO HELP GROUPS THAT WOULD LIKE TO START REGULAR MEET-UPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND THOSE WHO HELP ENTREPRENEURS MEET THEIR BUSINESS OBJECTIVES.

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MEET UPSTART MAINE'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The driving force in Greater Bangor's entrepreneurial community
Katelynn Ronan
Katelynn Ronan

President of Upstart Maine and Associate at Rudman Winchell- Counselors at Law

Bruce Nickerson
Bruce Nickerson

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategies officer

Deb Neuman
Deb Neuman

President & CEO of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Elena Metzger
Elena Metzger

Owner of Print Bangor

Evan Richert
Evan Richert

Former President of UpStart Maine

Jake Ward
Jake Ward

VP of Innovation & Economic Development at the University of Maine

Renee Kelly
Renee Kelly

Asst. VP of Innovation & Economic Development at the University of Maine

Jason Harkins
Jason Harkins

Co-Founder of CoVort & Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Susan MacKay
Susan MacKay

Senior Program Manager at UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center

Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis

Portfolio & Business Services Manager at MaineStream Finance

Stephen Bolduc
Stephen Bolduc

Economic Development officer for the City of Bangor

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