Press Release

June PubHub Celebrates Maine Startup & Create Week with Jim Hauptman of Blaze

PORTLAND, Maine — Casco Bay Technology Hub is switching it up for this month’s PubHub, moving to the third week in June to coincide with Maine’s Startup & Create Week. PubHub is a monthly networking event that helps Maine’s tech community share ideas, meet new people, and grow together. This month’s speaker is Jim Hauptman, CEO of business strategy and brand communications firm Blaze. He will talk about being guided by an entrepreneurial spirit in his work with global brands including L.L. Bean, Woolrich, and Sam Adams.

PubHub, normally scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month, will be held on the third Tuesday at the Business Innovation Center within CBTH, a tech community space that provides collaboration, partnerships, and networking opportunities. Each month, PubHub features a speaker with real-world business expertise to share insight on technology and how it relates to business development, growth, and entrepreneurship. Beverage sponsors for PubHub are Baxter Brewing and Maine Mead Works.

Premium sponsor for the June PubHub is Blackstone Accelerates Growth, a three-year initiative to help Maine entrepreneurs get the coaching and training they need to accelerate the growth of their startup.

What: Casco Bay Technology Hub’s PubHub

When: June 17, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: 30 Danforth St., Second Floor

Cost: Free, but attendees must pre-register at

This month’s premier sponsor is Blackstone Accelerates Growth; monthly sponsors are: Portland Press Herald, Winxnet, Hall Internet Marketing, Blackstone Accelerates Growth, Time Warner Cable, Maine Mead Works, Baxter Brewing Co., Harris Media Services, and J.B. Brown and Sons.

In addition to PubHub, the TechHub hosts events and activities of interest to Maine entrepreneurs, including times to connect with people from the Maine Technology Institute, UMaine/USM Campus Ventures, and Hack Portland. Learn more about these and other events at

About Casco Bay Technology Hub

Casco Bay Technology Hub (CBTH) was founded to create a geographic focal point for Portland, Maine-area tech companies to build the relationships and technology culture that fuel business growth. Requirements for membership are the desire to build a tech culture in Maine, and the ability to vote for that desire by leasing space at CBTH at affordable rates. Benefits for Maine technology companies include help with recruitment, building partnerships, networking, education, and funding growth. There is no membership fee or additional associated costs. CBTH is located at 30 Danforth Street on the second and third floors in Portland, ME. If you’re interested in the Tech Hub, please visit