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Thomas College to host 3rd annual Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend

Community Author: MacKenzie Young
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Contact: pr@thomas.edu

WATERVILLE — The 3rd annual Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend will be hosted at Thomas College 12:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15 and 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Nov. 16.

The Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, Central Maine Growth Council, Waterville Creates!, Waterville Public Library,and Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space are the organizing partners.

The two day event is for individuals who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship and would like to learn how to use innovative technology to take their idea or business to the next level.  Participants will be engaged in thought-provoking keynotes, panel discussions, breakout sessions and will network with experts in the innovation and entrepreneurship field.

Registration is available online at thomas.edu. Cost is free for both the public and for students.

“It’s so exciting to be able to bring this level of expertise in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship to Central Maine,” said Thomas College’s Harold Alfond® Institute for Business Innovation Executive Director Mike Duguay. “This year’s presenting speakers and panelists are nationally recognized in their industries and offer an amazing collection of skill and knowledge on how to use technology and innovation to make impactful change.”

Friday afternoon’s keynote address will be given by vice president of New Business Ventures at WEX, Rodrigo Meirelles. Meirelles will discuss what FinTech, AI and Blockchain are and how they are significantly impacting our lives and businesses.

Other innovation experts and entrepreneurs leading breakout sessions include Kevin Callahan, of Interaction Agility, Inc., Steve Musica, of Lean East, Martha Bentley, of the State of Maine, Shane Beckim, of MTI, Roberto Caminos, of IDEXX, Nick Rimsa, of Eariously and Oliver Sabot, of Nova Pioneer.

For more information, please call 207-859-1159 or go to thomas.edu/create.

About Thomas College: Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond® Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Thomas 23rd of all colleges and universities in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley Young at pr@thomas.edu or 207-859-1313. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.