Prizes: Startup Weekend: Women's Edition, 2015

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Prizes: First Place Team

Pulp + Wire

  • 1 free hour of marketing, branding, packaging, sales help or creative brainstorming
  • Email taja@pulpandwire.com or call 207-773-4700

In Arms Coaching

  • 60 minute virtual planning session to help you move forward, start feeling good, and continue loving the work
  • Email Amanda@inarmscoaching.com to set up your call before September 1st, 2016

Abbie McGilvery, LLC

  • 60-minute group social media strategy session
  • Email abbiemcgilvery@gmail.com before September 1st, 2016 to set up your session

Yardley Esq.

  • Legal needs assessment with written follow-up identifying issues
  • Email atcarrie@yardlesesq.com to set up an appointment

Twenty 2 Vodka

  • One bottle of delicious, Maine-made vodka
  • Just enjoy it! 🙂

Spinglass Management Group

  • 1 hour of free consultation in the area of financial strategy, planning and financial analysis
  • Email info@spinglassllc.com to set up appointment

Lola Studios

  • One photo shoot session for your team to have photos for your website, publicity, and other uses
  • Email lolastudios@gmail.com to set up your session before September 1, 2016

Prizes: Second Place Team

Pulp + Wire

  • 1 free hour of marketing, branding, packaging, sales help or creative brainstorming
  • Email taja@pulpandwire.com or call 207-773-4700

SCORE Portland

Free, personalized mentoring

Twenty 2 Vodka

  • One bottle of delicious, Maine-made vodka
  • Just enjoy it! 🙂

Heather Wasklewicz

One hour social media and marketing strategy consult- email hboody@gmail.com to set up your session

Prizes: All Participants

Maine Startup and Create Week FREE WEEK LONG pass! (Code emailed to participants. Please contact portlandmainewomen@startupweekend.org if you need this code again!)

*Be sure to attend the panel on Women in Entrepreneurship on June 22nd!

Women’s Business Center at CEI

  • Business advising session and access to workshops and events
  • Email sguerette@ceimaine.org or call 207-535-2914

$5 for Monday morning caffeine at Coffee by Design– we know you’ll need it!








Pitch Resources for Attendees!

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Startup Weekend: Women's Edition

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Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition is an intensive weekend experience that will be held June 12th-14th, 2015 at the Maine College of Art in downtown Portland for​​ 70+ women participants, judges, coaches, and organizers. Participants will gather on Friday night to network and pitch business ideas, form teams around the best ideas, then race all weekend to develop the ideas into functioning businesses.

Here’s how it works:

Friday- Arrival

When you arrive at the MECA Cafe on Friday evening, you will be greeted by our volunteers and walked through the registration process. Once all participants have arrived, we will begin Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition with a brief introduction and Initial Pitches.

Friday– The Initial Pitch

Next, we will gather as a group and participants who come prepared with a business idea (not necessary!) will deliver rapid-fire (60-second) business pitches to the audience (typically about two-thirds of the crowd will come prepared with a business idea). Participants then vote for their favorite (most interesting and most viable) ideas using stickers to identify their top 3 choices. Finally, we form teams around the most popular ideas and begin discussion.

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Saturday/Sunday morning– The MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

When you arrive on Saturday, you will begin work with your team to build a foundation for a startup business. You will work together as a team to focus on customer development, validating ideas, and designing prototypes with the help of experienced mentors (our coaches).

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Sunday Evening- The Final Pitch

On Sunday evening, each team will present their refined pitch to a panel of judges and an audience of peer supporters. The judges offer valuable feedback and choose one winning team who will walk away with a host of prizes including business and financial services from the weekend’s participating coaches.

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Register Now!

Questions? Contact us at portlandmainewomen@startupweekend.org.