New Ventures: Ideas and advice for entrepreneurs and startups

Date: August 21, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Portland

Mainebiz has expanded is Executive Insights Forum to a half-day forum designed to help and inspire entrepreneurs who want to startup, grow and be successful in business.


11:30 – 12:00pm – Registration, Networking, and lunch

12:00pm – 12:55pm – Keynote address & Q&A

1:00pm – 1:55pm – Workshop Session I

(Three to choose from – select when registering)

  1. Other people’s money:A guide to fundraising, crowdsourcing, and finding equity capital to start or expand your business.


  1. Partnerships, LLCs, and ESOPs, oh my:What’s the best way to set up your company?


  1. Mine. Mine. Mine:How to protect your ideas with patents and trademarks.


2:00pm – 2:55pm – Workshop Session II

(Three to choose from – select when registering)

  1. You can’t do it yourself:Innovativeways to recruit and hiring rules to keep you out of trouble.


  1. Show me the money:What investors and banks looking for.


  1. To market, to market:What you need to know about logistics, shipping, and exports.


3:00pm – 4:15pm – 10 Best Ideas for entrepreneurs and new ventures: A panel discussion with Maine CEOs who will share their experience of what works and what didn’t work for them in their startup experience.


Betsy Biemann, CEI



Sean Sullivan, Maine Brewers Guild and founder of Buoy Local

Becky McKinnell, iBec Creative

Bill Keleher, Kennebec River Biosciences

Allison Lakin, Lakin’s Gorges Cheese LLC.

David Stone, Forager

4:15pm – 6:00pm – Networking reception

Click here FMI and event registration