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Maine Grown: Building a future on Big Ideas
November 13 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Maine Community Foundation Summit will explore ways we can each support entrepreneurs and innovators to collectively create a brighter future for all of Maine.
We’ll celebrate the visionaries creating opportunity for themselves and others, gain a better understanding of the networks and resources that support them, and barriers that stand in the way. Join us for a lively conversation about what’s next for Maine and how we can all be a part of an innovative future.
MARTHA BENTLEY, manager, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
TAE CHONG, manager, social enterprise and workforce development, Catholic Charities Maine
MATT DUNNE, founder & executive director, Center on Rural Innovation
KEREM DURDAG, chief operating officer, GWI (Great Works Internet)
DON GOODING, founder, Singity, and chairman, Introspective Systems
SARAH GUERETTE, director, Women’s Business Center, CEI (Coastal Enterprises, Inc.)
JUSTIN HAFNER, CEO, KinoTek
HEATHER JOHNSON, commissioner, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
HANNAH PINGREE, director, Maine Office of Innovation and the Future
CYNDI PRINCE, CEO, LooHoo, LLC
SANDRA STONE, chair of Maine Angels
Other highlights include an exciting announcement about a new grant opportunity coming in 2020-2021 and a pitch event with our partner Blitz to cap off the evening. Pitch participants are: KinoTek, True North Beauty, and Gert & Lil’s.