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.
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 biggig.org.