Dear Startup Weekend Enthusiast,
We are grateful for your support and for your desire to help make Startup Weekend SW Bangor a fantastic event.
After taking an honest look at our prospects for delivering a top-notch experience, we have decided to postpone SW Bangor in order to allow for greater participation. Stay tuned to maine.up.co for more information.
Thanks again for your interest and help. We look forward to serving again in the near future.
- The Organizing Team
Have an idea for a new business?
Eager to help others launch their ideas?
Ready to make connections, meet new people, and have FUN?
Startup Weekend offers all that, PLUS:
- On-site coaches that help guide you through every step
- Prototyping labs and equipment made available for FREE by the UMaine IMRC
- Seven FREE meals
- Pitch coaching
- Amazing prizes!
Here's what the weekend looks like:
Friday night: Event kickoff and one-minute pitches
Anyone can pitch a startup idea. Following the pitches, teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote).
Teams learn and apply a business model, perform market validation, and start researching-prototyping-designing-creating! Coaches with different types of expertise are available throughout the day (technical, marketing, legal, pricing, etc.)
Sunday: More teamwork, plus pitch coaching
Sunday morning, teams continue working. Coaches are still available. In the afternoon, time is set aside for pitch coaching. The weekend culminates Sunday night with final pitches. Prizes are awarded.
Whether you're a techie, writer, nurse, manager, student, educator, administrator, admin assistant, or have another amazing background, you belong here!
- FRIDAY: Bagel Central, 33 Central Street, Bangor
- SATURDAY and SUNDAY: University of Maine Foster Center for Student Innovation
- (Optional) SATURDAY/SATURDAY: Prototyping labs and equipment have been made available thanks to the generosity of the University of Maine Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center
- Students just $25! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a promo code!
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with events in over 100 countries and 580 cities around the world.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Fredericksburg to Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!