Welcome to Blitz Bangor

Blitz is the Bangor area’s entrepreneurship conference.

This year it will be held on  Friday, October 27, 2023 at the Bangor Arts Exchange in Bangor, Maine.

This year’s Blitz conference is dedicated to creating a dynamic and interactive space to take your ideas and bring them to life. Our keynote speaker, Changsu Kristopher Lee, Korean Dad, will inspire you to look at collaboration in a new way! Facilitated by Scratchpad Accelerator Co-Founders, Dr. Jason Harkins, Executive Dean of the Maine Business School and Lisa Liberatore, Author, Power of Transparency.

You will leave with actionable insights to grow yourself and your business.

Blitz Bangor is a program of Upstart Maine.

What is Blitz?

Blitz is the Bangor area’s entrepreneurship conference. The conference is for founders, side hustlers, makers, scalable and corporate entrepreneurs, providing a time for everyone to connect, learn and engage.

Blitz supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem for all in the greater Bangor area and provides a place for like-minded and enthusiastic business owners to gather annually.

What happens at Blitz?

Blitz Bangor:

  • Provides an active learning environment for the Bangor regions entrepreneurs
  • Connects entrepreneurs (and entrepreneurs at heart) with amazing content
  • Contributes to an entrepreneur friendly environment by connecting entrepreneurs with those that support them

The Team

Meet the team who’s bringing you Blitz!

Leslie Poake headshot
Leslie Poake, CPA
Blitz CoFounder
Partner at LG&H, Certified Public Accountants
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Jason Harkins
Blitz CoFounder
Executive Dean of the Maine Business School, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Lisa Liberatore
Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Power of Transparency 
Monique Bouchard
Marketing and communications consultant, owner of Madame History heritage walking tours

Learn more about the 2023 Blitz Team...

Blitz Bangor Sponsors

Blitz Sponsor 2022 Community Supporter: Maine Technology Institute
Blitz Sponsor 2022 Networker: Bangor Savings Bank
Blitz Sponsor 2022 Partner: LG&H Public Accountants
Blitz Sponsor 2022 Partner: Rudman Winchell Counselors at Law
Blitz Sponsor 2022 Sponsor: Machias Savings Bank
Blitz Sponsor 2022 Friend: City of Brewer
Blitz Sponsor 2022 Friend: Rize
Blitz Sponsor 2022 Friend: Briggs Solutions for Business
Blitz Sponsor 2022 Friend: Sewall
Blitz Sponsor 2022 Friend: Haley Ward


Registration for Blitz Bangor 2023 opens on Sep 15, 2023.

Registration $35 per person

Early bird pricing: $30

You will be taken to Eventbrite for ticket purchase.

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