Saco Peers & Beers at "Run of the Mill" - TOPIC: Launching a Tech Startup in Maine

MTUG Events

Wed., Jan. 29, 2020, 4:30-6:30pm

"Run of the Mill" - Saco

100 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072

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Join MTUG on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, for our first Saco-Biddeford-area Peers & Beers -- Co-Sponsored by FirstLight!

We will be at "Run of the Mill" Public House & Brewery, on "Factory Island" in the heart of the Saco River between the downtowns of Biddeford and Saco (technically 100 Main Street, Saco) -- stop #3 on our 5-brewery tour for the 2019-2020 season!

Tech Spotlight Topic:

Launching a Tech Startup in Maine -- with Rob Simopoulus of Defendify

Rob Simopoulos, Co-Founder of Defendify, shares his experience with launching Defendify, a local startup that makes cybersecurity possible for Small Business. Learn all about Defendify's wins, challenges, and journey from idea to inception to current state. Defendify has been a Portland, Maine-based company from the beginning, and Rob and business partner Andrew Rinaldi are proud to work with many exceptional organizations and other entrepreneurs throughout the state.

MTUG is grateful to our Peers & Beers Co-Sponsor -- FirstLight ( -- for their generous support of this event!

MTUG also thanks our volunteer board members Jamers Harder and Mark Hopper for assistance researching the speaker/topic for this session.

MTUG’s Peers and Beers events are a chance for IT professionals and enthusiasts to network in an informal setting while learning about a unique technology topic. There are usually four or five Peers & Beers events (in addition to MTUG Webinars) held each season at locations across Maine.

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Rob Simopoulos

Co-Founder, Defendify

Rob Simopoulos is the Co-Founder of Defendify, the all-in-one cybersecurity platform that makes cybersecurity possible for Small Business. Rob is a lifelong entrepreneur, as passionate about small business as he is about cybersecurity. In his 20+ years in the security industry, he has received awards and recognition from many trusted industry experts and publications. Rob and the Defendify team are based in Portland, Maine, and support a growing number of channel partners who offer Defendify nationwide. You can reach Rob at

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