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Portland Food Launch

Are you a Maine food entrepreneur or producer looking to boost your business to the next level?

This is Maine’s premiere one-day a celebration of local food. Learn how to take your food business from passion to profits with the help of Maine business experts. The Portland Food Launch is June 22nd at Thompson’s Point in Portland. The morning and afternoon will include educational sessions and network for food entrepreneurs in “Startup, Scale-up and Accelerate” business phases. 

Startup: Learn the nuts and bolts of starting your business from a team of business experts from the SBA, The Maine Food
System Innovation Challenge, SCORE, SBDC
and New Ventures.

Scale-up: Find out how to pitch your business to secure financing and scale growth to wholesale markets. Meet one-on-one
with wholesale buyers from major food retailers and food specialty stores during a special afternoon networking session.

Accelerate: Is it time to grow your business, regionally or internationally? Hear from Maine businesses which have succeeded in national and global markets. Create a capital stack to seek funds for your business expansion and find out how to access national/global markets.

Free lunch from Maine food trucks!
$25 for all-day access
Find out more about the Portland Food Launch and Festival and to buy tickets at

The event is sponsored by the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), Norway Savings Bank and Maine Technology Institute.

Earlier Event: May 13
May Market
Later Event: June 22
Portland Food Festival