GET INVOLVED

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

Which one is right for you?

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VOLUNTEER

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? 

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

INVEST

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

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.

MEET UPSTART MAINE'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The driving force in Greater Bangor’s entrepreneurial community

Evan Richert

Founding President of UpStart Maine

Gavin Robinson

Vice President, Community Relations Manager at Bangor Savings Bank
President of Upstart Maine

Susan Mackay

Senior R&D Program Manager at UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center

Jason Harkins​

Executive Dean and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Maine Treasurer of Upstart Maine

Rebecca Jones

Senior Program Manager at Upstart Maine

Renee Kelly

Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Innovation and Engagement at the University of Maine
Board Member of Upstart Maine

Matthew Lewis

Executive Director at Four Directions Development Corporation
Board Member of Upstart Maine

Heather Lux

Founder, CEO True North Beauty Inc.
Board Member of Upstart Maine

Jake Ward

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Innovation and Engagement at the University of Maine
Board Member of Upstart Maine

Stephen Bolduc

Initiative Director at Working Communities
Board Member of Upstart Maine

Peter Howorth

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Technology at the University of Maine.
Board Member of Upstart Maine

Carin Sychterz

Associate Development Director Penquis CAP
Board Member of Upstart Maine

Santiago Rave

Innovation Manager, Sodexo - University of Maine, Orono
Board Member of Upstart Maine

Paul R. Brown

Attorney at Rudman Winchell
Board Member of Upstart Maine

James Beaupre

Director of Industrial Cooperation at University of Maine
Board Member of Upstart Maine

Mitch Stone

Director of the Office of Community Development for the Town of Orono Board
Member of Upstart Maine