PubHub #44 - Accelerating Past Startup with Kerry Gallivan of Chimani

December 2, 2015 / 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM / Mechanics' Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, ME

In 2010 on a rainy day on the western side of Cadillac Mountain, not even Kerry Gallivan’s iPhone could provide him with the info he needed to navigate his route. Shortly thereafter, he teamed with Shaun Meredith to launch Chimani, the leading developer of mobile apps to help you explore the outdoors. In October, the company announced it had raised $745K from investors including the Maine Venture Fund, Maine Technology Institute, Maine Angels, and early Facebook employee Steve King. On December 2, Kerry will speak at PubHub #44 in our new home at Mechanics’ Hall about launching Chimani, accelerating past startup, and finding investors to fuel growth.


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Who will you meet this month? What will you learn?

PubHub is a unique event in the Maine ecosystem – smart people share their expertise in a casual format with no Powerpoint presentations or classroom setup. You’ll learn about how they got funding, how they grew their business, how they sold, how they staffed up, and many of the mistakes they made along the way. And you’ll get it all up close and personal.

You’ll meet people from all kinds of companies – the next great startup, the growing small business, and Maine’s biggest firms. Connect with people who have launched a bunch of companies, or meet the newest entrepreneur on the block. You really never know who you’ll meet at PubHub – that’s part of what’s so great. Connect one on one and make some super helpful new friends.

We have food and libations, but most of all we have ideas. We’ll share ours if you share yours – bring a friend and join us at PubHub.

Have a speaker idea? Want to volunteer? Just reach out.

We’re always looking for help with PubHub. If you have a gift for wrangling name tags, like greeting people at the door, want to be in charge of icing down the beer or picking up the party platter, or are a champ at managing post-party cleanup, we’d love your help.

Maybe you have an idea for who should be the next speaker? Let us know. We ask that all speakers share business information that can be helpful to others – this isn’t the place for a sales pitch. If you know someone who wants to share their expertise, introduce us.

Just reach out to Alison Harris and she’ll be in touch.


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