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The Growth Stage of Entrepreneurship: Barriers and Opportunities for BIPOC Entrepreneurs in Maine

Startup Maine and CEI Women’s Business Center are collaborating on a three-part virtual series focused on BIPOC entrepreneurship in Maine. Each panel event will explore the opportunities and barriers that exist for BIPOC entrepreneurs at the stages of ideation, launch and growth.

In the Growth Stage panel, we will explore the BIPOC entrepreneur experience of shifting from a workable business entity to a platform for growth. We will discuss the barriers that entrepreneurs face at the growth stage, and think creatively about existing resources that may help to address these challenges. We will follow the panel with an audience Q&A.


Kerem Durdag, President and Chief Operating Officer, GWI

Cara Stadler, Chef/Owner, Eighty-Ate Hospitality


Matthew Lewis, MaineStream Finance, Passamaquoddy tribal member

Register today!