Day 4 of Maine Startup and Create Week provided a considerable breadth of core sessions surrounding transportation, healthcare, the power of crowds, and product design. The Maine College of Art welcomed panelists from educational facilities like MIT and The University of New England, among startup founders from across the country.
The first of today’s panels focused on the future of transportation in cities. Samantha Herr, founder of Portland Bike Share, explained the infrastructure of setting up a city-wide bike share non-profit.
At a discussion focused on harnessing the power of crowds, Peter Gloor of MIT discussed the difference between swarms and crowds, and the way the internet continues to change the dynamics of crowds.
Chad Leeder, Innovation Specialist at L.L. Bean, shed light on the importance of internalizing processes around innovation to help keep a 100 year old company relevant.
At the lunch keynote session, Robyn Kanner, founder of MyTransHealth, discussed her experience of transitioning in Maine and how poor trans healthcare led to the creation of her startup.
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