Celebrating World Oceans & Great Outdoors MonthJune 24, 2020
Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy: Celebrating World Oceans and Great Outdoors Month
- Nick Callanan | Director | Maine Outdoor Film Festival
- Jenny Kordick | Executive Director | Maine Outdoor Brands
- Mike LaVecchia | Founder | Grain Surfboards
- Christine Reighly | Managing Editor | Maine the Way
- Jordi St. John | Bus. Engagement Mgr. | Maine Island Trail Association
- Nikki Strout | Co-Founder | Rugged Seas
- Rose Weggler | President | Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors
Everyone is itching for the outdoors! We’re ready! Ready to stretch, play, and explore. The adrenaline and satisfaction of a good adventure has become too distant of a memory for many of us, but with this event, we’re taking it upon ourselves to help renew that intrinsic desire to be outside.
The New England Ocean Cluster is collaborating with Maine Outdoor Brands, jumping on their newly launched Adventure Local Maine campaign and giving it a bit of an ocean spin! We will convene a collection of outdoor-minded companies and entrepreneurs to share how they’re emerging for summer, and in particular, creative ways we can all feed our passions during World Oceans and Great Outdoors Month. This event will also feature a Maine Outdoor Film Festival screening and a giveaway with Rugged Seas. Check out the full schedule on the event homepage – we hope you can join us!
About the series:
The “Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy” series is hosted by our friends at the New England Ocean Cluster, and presented with Eaton Peabody. The series was created in early 2019 to share the stories of ocean-focused ventures in Maine. As is true with business incubation in general, this series endeavors to give both budding and established businesspeople a platform to share their story, an opportunity to cite particular areas of need, and an environment to connect with a supportive and engaged audience. Each meeting will vary in size and location, particularly as we navigate COVID-19, but all will weave together elements of experiential learning, open discussion, and professional networking into a dynamic session. Sith this series, we seek to initiate a dialog that is inclusive, supportive of growth, and fostering of strong relationships.
Wednesday June 24, 2020
4:00pm – 5:30pm
FREE online event