Pierce Atwood Platinum Sponsor of Startup Maine 2018

Pierce Atwood is pleased to support entrepreneurs, startups, and emerging businesses by participating in and sponsoring this year’s Startup Maine, a conference offering myriad opportunities for applied learning and collaboration. This year’s all-new conference offers interesting keynotes, engaging and educational workshops, case studies, and opportunities to mix, mingle, and visit with exhibitors and sponsors. Firm attorneys are pleased to participate in a variety of aspects at this year’s conference:

Case Study: Female Founders
Business attorney Andrea K. Suter, whose practice focuses on startups, closely held businesses, and established companies in a wide range of industries, will lead a discussion on how the experience of fundraising, hiring, and building a company is different as a female founder. Sexual harassment, glass ceilings and lingering stereotypes – what can we learn from female founders who have pushed forward, raised capital, and paved their way to building a company that dominates the market?

Workshop: Information Privacy & Security Checklists for Startups
Pierce Atwood partner Matthew D. Stein, whose practice includes counseling large and small companies on the challenges of data privacy and security, will lead a workshop on how to identify all the ways in which companies are collecting, using, and storing sensitive data and what they should be doing to safeguard their customers’ and employees’ information and their business.

Workshop: She Means Business: The Evolution of Transparent Audio
Pierce Atwood attorney Krystal Williams and Transparent Audio president and founder Karen Summer will co-facilitate a discussion about leadership principles – such as vision and values - that are particularly important for entrepreneurs. They will discuss how to craft/articulate these guiding principles and how to implement them to build a business that does well by doing good. The workshop will draw from Karen’s experience as a founder and executive of a premium Maine-based business, and from Krystal’s varied business background and experience.

Lunch with Kickoff Keynote Nate Fick
Firm patent partner Robert M. Abrahamsen will participate in a sponsors’ lunch with kickoff keynote speaker Nate Fick. Nate is the CEO of Endgame, a leading computer security software company. He is also an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he works with management teams to build durable businesses.

Summer Mixer/Expo
Pierce Atwood will be welcoming Startup Maine attendees at this year’s “MixPo” event. Attendees can enjoy appetizers and drinks in the MECA cafeteria while mixing, mingling, and visiting with some startup services, partners, and supporters.

Startup Maine begins June 21, 2018. Please visit Startup Maine for more information, this year’s agenda, and registration instructions.