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ACE Meeting - Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Maine: Money isn’t enough

  • September 21, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth


  • Member Pricing when paid in advance
  • Pay now for the next consecutive 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!
  • 12 consecutive meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!
  • Maine Career Development Associates or Institute for Family Owned Business members can register at ACE member pre-registration pricing ($22). As a 'walk-in' the price for entry is $28.00
  • Non-member pricing

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Maine:
Money isn’t enough

Why Maine Accelerates Growth is an important part of the entrepreneurial and innovation landscape in Maine – Maine has a variety of resources for people who want to start businesses and is a national leader in Main St. style businesses, but this is not enough.  Learn about the support systems for innovation-driven businesses in Maine and why it takes more than money for these businesses to become economic drivers for our State. 

Our Speaker:

Martha Bentley has worked with the Maine Technology Institute in a variety of capacities since 2002 including managing the Cluster Initiative Program and the Maine Technology Asset Fund Program, as well as Maine Accelerates Growth. Martha joined the MTI staff in 2016 as Director of Innovation Infrastructure, coordinating MTI’s funding programs and partnerships that support the innovation and entrepreneurial environment in Maine.

Martha has a bachelor of arts in history from Davidson College and a master of arts in applied history from the University of South Carolina. She has held a variety of positions relating to non-profit management and philanthropy, including grants manager for the Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, DC, and director of programs at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She lives in Readfield, Maine.


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The Facts...


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

Registrations (and registration cancellations) are required by September 18th. 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.


If you find you can't attend, please notify us by September 18th. After that date, we cannot refund or push forward.

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

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