WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2020 – Calling all entrepreneurs and innovators! The Fourth Annual Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend hosted by Thomas College on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 12:45 to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, November 14, 2020, from 1 to 5 p.m. will be held virtually this year.
The Harold Alfond® Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, Central Maine Growth Council, Waterville Creates!, Waterville Public Library, and Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space are the organizing partners.
The two-day event is for individuals who are interested in entrepreneurship and hearing the stories of how ordinary people took ordinary ideas and turned them into extraordinary businesses. This year’s attendees will have the opportunity to listen and interact online with several Maine entrepreneurs who are creating some of the state’s fastest growing young companies.
Registration is available online at www.thomas.edu/create. Cost is FREE for both the public and for students.
“One of the foundational pillars of the Harold Alfond® Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College is to create an entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem,” said Executive Director of Thomas College’s Harold Alfond® Institute for Business Innovation Mike Duguay. “The Converge and Create event is essential in this effort in that it provides an opportunity for existing entrepreneurs to be able to exchange ideas with other entrepreneurs. In addition, it also allows an opportunity for those individuals who want to get involved in entrepreneurship, including Thomas College students, a platform from which to network with people who are already on that entrepreneurial journey. As a result, the ecosystem is strengthened by this comradery and creation of capacity in the subject matter.”
Friday’s lineup will include Amber Lambke, CEO & Founder of Maine Grains Inc., Amy Rowbottom, Founder of Crooked Face Creamery, Heather Lux, CEO of True North Beauty Inc., Owen McCarthy, President & CEO of Med Rhythms Inc., Chris Wolfel, Co-Founder & CEO of Helpful, Nick Rimsa, Co-Founder of Eariously, Nate Wildes, Co-Founder of Flight Deck Brewing Company, Ethan Sclar, Amazon FBA Expert, Garvan Donegan, Director of Central Maine Growth Council, and Martin Grohman, Host of The Grow Maine Show and serial entrepreneur.
On Saturday, November 14, attendees can listen to live business pitches as the Emmy-nominated television show Greenlight Maine conducts its preliminary business pitch competition with college students throughout Maine. Competitors are vying for the opportunity to appear on Greenlight Maine’s televised show later in the year and to compete for prize money.
For more information on the event or for registration assistance, please call 207-859-1159 or go to www.thomas.edu/create.
About Thomas College: Thomas College has been preparing students for success in their personal and professional lives for over 125 years. Thomas College nurtures the unique potential within each student. Our Guaranteed Job Program, 3-year accelerated offerings in all undergraduate degrees, individualized advising, career counseling, and our Innovation Centers in Business and Education meet a student’s determination to succeed with the direction, confidence, and tools to realize the highest version of themselves. Our graduate degree offerings fit your lifestyle ranging from in-person accelerated programs to evening online courses. From the classroom to community activities, or on the athletics field with our 19 varsity sports, Thomas College provides a personalized experience that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 13 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates, and U.S. News & World Report ranks us #7 among colleges in the Northeast. For more information, visit www.thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-859-1313. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.