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Big Gig Networking Event Oct. 22 at Verve

Big Gig, the network for innovators and entrepreneurs in Orono, Old Town, Bangor and beyond, is holding a networking event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Verve in downtown Orono.

The goal of the event is to create a network of innovators and entrepreneurs looking to make positive economic changes in their communities.

The free event is sponsored by Blackstone Accelerates Growth. Food from Woodman’s Bar and Grill and a cash bar by Orono’s Black Bear Brewery will be provided.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call the Big Gig Team at 207.581.1427 or email The form to RSVP is available online.

Attendees are also invited to sign up to deliver a three-minute elevator pitch — with no slideshows or handouts — about their business idea. Fellow participants will vote on the best pitch. The winner will receive $100 from the University Credit Union and a chance to compete at the Big Gig finale for a $1,000 grand prize.

Apply to pitch online by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

The Big Gig is a partnership between the towns of Orono and Old Town, the University of Maine and Husson University. Learn more at

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