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Growing Innovation in Maine - May 19, 2017

  • May 19, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth


  • Member Pricing when paid in advance
  • Pay now for the next 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!
  • 12 meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!
  • Maine Career Development Associates members can register at ACE member pre-registration pricing. As a 'walk-in' the price for entry is $28.00
  • Non-member pricing

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Funding, connecting and growing innovation in Maine.

Maine is a State of entrepreneurial, innovative businesses. We are fortunate to have a number of organizations that promote their development. The Maine Technology Institute is a significant player in doing just that. We will leave with a better understanding of the Maine Technology Institute and its role in helping to encourage, promote, stimulate and support innovation and its transformation into new products, processes and companies.

About the Speaker:

Brian Whitney is President of the Maine Technology Institute, a publicly financed, private, nonprofit organization established to stimulate research and development activity leading to the commercialization of new products, processes and services in the state’s seven targeted technology sectors.

He has extensive experience in economic development and legislative matters at both the state and federal level and has worked with innumerable companies, private and public sector research organizations, and entrepreneurial leaders throughout the State of Maine during his professional career. He served previously as a private sector manager and in the public sector as Maine’s Director of Business Development & Innovation, the Director of Outreach and Economic Development for U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), a Business Development Specialist for the State of Maine, and as Chief of Staff to Maine’s Senate President.

He has served on, or staffed, a number of statewide boards including the Maine State Workforce Investment Board, the Maine Economic Growth Council, Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board, and the Maine Rural Development Authority. He is currently a board member of the Maine Venture Fund, Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, and the Economic Development Council of Maine.

Brian is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine (USM) and lives in Augusta with his wife and two daughters.


Develop an Effective Growth Strategy for your Consulting Business

The roundtable will cover key principles and methods for developing an effective growth strategy for your business. It will contain many practical examples, and will be an interactive session, inviting questions and what has worked for you, and where you need help. It will also contain a growth diagnostic tool, to help you focus where you need to for positive results.

Facilitated by:

Tove Rasmussen, President and Consultant at Partners Creating Growth, has over 20 years’ experience growing profitable businesses, including globally.  She has increased profitable sales and reduced costs at small and large service, manufacturing, biotech and high tech businesses, including IDEXX and Honeywell. She received her MBA from the Ivey Business School, a top business school in Canada, and has a certified management accounting designation. She is based in southern Maine, and serves mainly small to mid-sized visionary biotech, manufacturing, high tech and service businesses in New England, the US, and world-wide through Partners Creating Growth, which was established in 2011.  

Follows the regular meeting and runs from 9:45 - 10:30. Optional

The Facts...


The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

Registrations (and registration cancellations) are required by May 16th, 2017. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date.


You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or mail a check to:
110 Marginal Way #142
Portland ME 04101

If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!

Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.

Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.

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