Track 2


How your Financial Numbers tell Your Story

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

NOT another boring presentation about financial statements! Come to this session to learn how to translate the numbers generated by your business to make great business decisions and tell your story.

Haleigh Rice grew up in northern Maine with a mixed-bag family of entrepreneurs and educators, so it’s not really surprising that she became a small business owner specializing in early childhood education. She’s made her passion her livelihood: caring, advocating and providing inclusive environments for all children and families in the Bangor area.


Pitching Basics

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

All entrepreneurs need to be able to tell their story. In this session, hear from entrepreneurs who are masters at tailoring their story to the audience

Finding and Retaining Quality Employees

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Come to this session to learn how to attract top talent in this competitive employment market and tips for how to retain employees once you get them through the door.

Alternative Financing Options

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

There are many ways to fund starting up and growing a business that fall outside of going to a bank or selling a part of your business for equity. Come to this session to learn about the many different ways to finance your business.


Customer Discovery

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Do you really know who your customer is? If you want to give your business the best odds of success, you have to talk to your customers. At this session, learn about how to do customer discovery the right way to really learn about people's challenges and opportunities for your business.

Lisa Liberatore is a serial entrepreneur with a master’s degree in educational leadership. She started with Baxter Tea Company, a coffee and tea company, is the founder of Lisa’s Legit Burritos and most recently CoVort, Bangor’s only co-working space. She ran Scratchpad Accelerator in 2015 and 2017 with Jason and ran 2016’s Bangor Top Gun class.