Planning to attend Maine Startup & Create Week? Great move! We understand what time and money mean to fast-moving businesses, and promise that the inspiration, insight, and connections you’ll gain from the week will be well worth the investment.

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Passes include full entry to all programming events, including core sessions, lightning workshops, mixpos, keynotes, the experiential day, as well as some evening and affiliated events. This year, passes also include lunch.

Weekly Passes

Through March 26 —  $269   50% Savings
Through April 30  —  $369   35% Savings
Through May 14  —  $469   18% Savings
Through June 19  —  $569

Daily Passes

Daily Pass  —  $149

Press Pass
Contact for a press pass.



Maine Startup and Create Week takes place in downtown Portland, Maine, less than 100 miles north of Boston. Daytime MSCW events will take place at Maine College of Art (MECA), 522 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101. Social events and affiliate events take place throughout the city.

Portland is compact and highly walkable. Uber, Lyft and local cab service is available.

Getting Here
Portland’s PWM airport provides quick and convenient access to MSCW. Or, you may fly into Boston’s Logan airport and take a Concord Coach Line bus to Portland.

Delta Airlines and United Airlines both offer special discounts for MSCW attendees. Details will be emailed to you after you buy your MSCW ticket.

Concord Coach Lines offers regular service to Portland from Boston, New York, Bangor and other locations in the northeast. There is service to and from Logan airport nearly every hour, and the trip takes about two hours. The Concord Coach Lines buses offer free Wi-Fi.
See the Concord Coach Lines Bus Schedule.

Staying Here
These preferred hotels have special rates for attendees of MSCW.

The Press Hotel
 119 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 808-8800
To stay with our Keynote Speakers at The Press Hotel call direct to receive 15% off the best available rate.

Hyatt Place Portland
 433 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 775-1000
Hyatt Place in Portland is offering a special rate to Maine Startup and Create Week registrants. A coupon code will be emailed to you after you purchase your MSCW pass.

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Conference Location: Maine College of Art (MECA)
All core sessions, lightning workshops, mixpos and keynotes will be held at MECA, located at 522 Congress St., Portland, Maine.

Badge Pickup
All badges will be available for pick-up at MECA, Monday thru Friday 8:00-4:30 p.m. in the main lobby.

Free parking is available, compliments of Unified Parking Partners, on a first-come, first-served basis at the Portland Public Market Garage. Use the address 315 Cumberland Avenue, Portland in your GPS, but the entrance is on Preble Street. Parking in this garage is available 7:00 am – 8:30 pm. Do NOT park past 8:30 pm! Pick up parking validation ticket at the Information Desk at MECA.

Keynote “fireside chats” happen each day during the lunch hour in the MECA café. Lunch service starts at 12 noon, and once everyone is served the keynote will start.

Lunch is included as part of your weekly or daily pass. The lunches feature locally-sourced, healthy fare and gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available.

The MECA cafe will also be open throughout the day for snacks to be purchased. Complimentary coffee will be available throughout the day courtesy of Coffee by Design.

We will use Slack to provide last-minute updates, and facilitate interaction before, during, and after the event. You will receive an email invitation to join our MSCW2017 group directly from Slack. You can also go to and search for “MSCW2017” then enter the email address that you registered with.

Other questions?
Conference info and updates will be posted on Slack and sent out via daily emails.

For other assistance, see the friendly folks at the Info Desk at MECA, just inside the front door to your right. You may also email us at: Mainestartupandcreateweek@gmail, or ask one of the amazing MSCW Volunteers

Speaking of volunteers, where do they check-in?
At the MECA front desk, 15 minutes before the shift is slated to begin.

35% discount
through 4/30

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