Foster Center for Student Innovation


Startup Weekend - Sept 19-21

Friday, Sept 19 at 6:30 PM to Sunday, Sept 21 at 9 PM
Starting in Bangor and moving to UMaine's Foster Center for Student Innovation

sw bangorStartup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups! 

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. 

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!

Learn more and register at:

Students only: Enter the promo code STUDENTSTARTUP when they register to get the $25 rate.
Early bird discounts are also available! Register today! 

Pre-Startup Weekend Pitching Bootcamp
September 10, 5:30-7:00, at EMCC in Bangor.  Free.
Light refreshments will be served.
This session is for participants who want to pitch an idea at Startup Weekend Bangor.  The bootcamp will cover the key elements of a one-minute pitch and give participants a chance to practice presenting their ideas.