UMaine Alumni Small Business Conference 

Innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology.

Those were the three key elements at the first ever Making it in Maine Small Business Conference.

It was an event two years in the making by students and members of the alumni association.

Participants toured the campus to see different programs taking place there.

Attendees also got to hear from alumni on their experiences in the business world.

“We look forward to it being an annual event.  Without question, I don’t think there will ever come a time when UMaine doesn’t want to be at the forefront of new business in the state of Maine.  We want to make sure whatever we can do, we’re here for the state,” said alumni president, Todd Saucier.

“There’s a lot of learning that’s going on here today.   A lot of business cards that are going to be traded, and I think a lot of future business, and partnerships, and deals will come out of this,” said student organizer of the event, Daniel Kaepplinger.

The alumni association says the conference was one of the ways they hope to provide continued support to present and past students.