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Schedule of Events:

May 16, 2024

1:15 PM REGISTRATION OPENS

1:30 – 2:45 HIGH IMPACT WORKSHOPS: Open to all Maine entrepreneurs!

Workshop I: Supporting New Mainers Towards Entrepreneurial Success

A workshop focused on supporting and empowering new residents in Maine who aspire to become successful entrepreneurs.  Facilitators and experts in immigrant entrepreneurship share insights and resources. Featuring Kerem Durdag (Facilitator), Camoin Associates and others.  

Workshop II: Pitching for All – Mastering your business pitch 

A practical workshop aimed at helping entrepreneurs perfect their pitch, a critical skill for attracting investors, customers, and partners featuring Brian Walker, Maine Angels and Julene Gervais, Greenlight Maine.

3:00 – 4:00 MAINE ENTREPRENEURS SUMMIT EVENT OPENING

KEYNOTE: Embracing Shared Leadership: Empowering Entrepreneurial Growth

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Hancock, Chairman, Hancock Lumber

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurial businesses, the traditional model of hierarchical leadership is evolving. Entrepreneurs and visionary leaders are increasingly recognizing the power of shared leadership as a driving force behind their success. Shared leadership, a collaborative approach to guiding and growing a business, embodies the idea that leadership is not confined to a single individual but is a collective effort involving the entire team.

4:00 – 5:45 TRADE SHOW & NETWORKING RECEPTION

Featuring products and services from Top Gun companies, industry funders and sponsors. This Networking Reception provides opportunities for attendees to connect, discuss ideas and build valuable relationships.

INDUSTRY LOUNGE A special area for entrepreneurs to engage with potential investors, mentors, and industry experts. Open during the entire event for quieter conversations.

6:00 – 7:30 WELCOME REMARKS & TOP GUN SHOWCASE PITCH EVENT

7:30 – 7:50 Judging Session

MCE announces 2024 Victoria Hilliard Donovan Award and Michael Sheehan Memorial Award Winners.

7:50 – 8:00 TOP GUN PITCH AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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Thank you to our Summit Sponsors!

It’s not too late to Sponsor the 2024 Maine Entrepreneurs Summit! If you’re interested in joining this list of generous sponsors and supporting this exciting event filled with entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration, please contact Laurie Johnson at ljohnson@mced.biz or 207-272-3218 for more information.