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Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy

A curated event series created to help you gain exposure, build your network, and grow your business.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 24th | 4:00 - 5:30 | ZOOM

OCEAN & OUTDOORS MONTH

JUNE IS WORLD OCEANS AND GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH, LET'S CELEBRATE

 

Join us for a

FIRESIDE CHAT | FILM SCREENING | GIVEAWAY

Everyone is itching for the outdoors! We’re ready! Ready to stretch, play, and explore. The adrenaline and satisfaction of a good adventure has become too distant of a memory for many of us, but with this event, we’re taking it upon ourselves to help renew that intrinsic desire to be outside.

 

We're collaborating with Maine Outdoor Brands, jumping on their newly launched Adventure Local Maine campaign and giving it a bit of an ocean spin! We're pleased to convene a collection of outdoor-minded companies and entrepreneurs to share a bit about how they're emerging for summer, and in particular, creative ways we can all feed our passions during World Oceans and Great Outdoors Month. We're thrilled to also feature a Maine Outdoor Film Festival screening and a giveaway with Rugged Seas. We hope you can join us!

Read on for more information.

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FIRESIDE CHAT

WITH INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS & PROJECT LEADERS

Nick Callanan | Director | Maine Outdoor Film Festival

Jenny Kordick | Executive Director | Maine Outdoor Brands

Mike LaVecchia | Founder | Grain Surfboards

Christine Reighly | Managing Editor | Maine the Way

Jordi St. John | Business Engagement Manager | Maine Island Trail Association

Nikki Strout | Co-Founder | Rugged Seas

Rose Weggler | President | Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors

VIDEO SCREENING

ENJOY EXCLUSIVE CONTENT FROM MAINE OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL

Registrants will receive exclusive access to their 2020 World Ocean's Month Screening for 24 hours following the event. This curated library contains 80+ minutes of original video inspired by the ocean.

REGISTER & WIN

JOIN US FOR YOUR SHOT AT A RUGGED SEAS BAG

To celebrate World Oceans and Great Outdoors Month, we want to give you a one-of-a-kind Rugged Seas backpack and clutch.  Heading into the outdoors requires great gear no matter what the activity may be, but in this case, there is more than meets the eye.  Each bag is made using retired commercial fishing bibs, an inspiring commitment to waste stream utilization that adds value to the final product and tells a truly authentic story.

 

All you have to do is register and you'll be entered to win, and we'll announce the lucky recipient during the fireside chat on Wednesday June 24th.

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ORGANIZED IN COLLABORATION WITH MAINE OUTDOOR BRANDS

 

The Great State of Maine. 3,500 miles of pristine coastline, rugged mountains and unspoiled wilderness in between. Often described as a four-season haven for outdoor adventurers of all abilities, it’s no wonder why dozens of outdoor brands have opted to call Maine home. But while Maine’s reputation for Yankee ingenuity and stubborn practicality serve start-up brands well, attaining scale in a global market can be a significant challenge. Like climbing Katahdin in the middle of winter, there’s no easy path to the top. And so, in that spirit, we created Maine Outdoor Brands.

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The “Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy” series was created to share the stories of ocean-focused ventures in Maine. As is true with business incubation in general, this series endeavors to give both budding and established businesspeople a platform to share their story, an opportunity to cite particular areas of need, and an environment to connect with a supportive and engaged audience. Each meeting will vary in size and location, particularly as we navigate COVID-19, but all will weave together elements of experiential learning, open discussion, and professional networking into a dynamic session. With this series, the New England Ocean Cluster and its presenting sponsors the University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center and Eaton Peabody are seeking to initiate a dialog that is inclusive, supportive of growth, and fostering of strong relationships.

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BUSINESS INFO

 

Monday - Friday: 8:30 to 4pm 

68 Commercial Street

Portland, ME 04101

Phone: 207-560-5850

Email: info@newenglandoceancluster.com

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