CashStar Sponsors Third Annual Maine Startup and Create Week

CashStar to Participate in Workshops, Panels and Recruiting Events in Support of Maine’s Tech and Entrepreneur Community

John Sterling, CashStar’s Senior Director of Software Engineering, speaks about Maine Startup and Create Week and the state’s tech-sector. Video courtesy of Knack Factory.

CashStar, the industry-leading provider of prepaid commerce solutions, today announced its sponsorship of the third annual Maine Startup and Create Week (MSCW), a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship, creativity and high-impact innovation, taking place on June 20-26 in Portland, Maine.

“CashStar is a proud member of the entrepreneurial community in Maine, and we’re thrilled to be working once again with Maine Startup and Create Week to celebrate the rapidly growing tech community in this region,” said Ben Kaplan, CashStar president and CEO. “As CashStar continues to hire and scale here in Portland, we look forward to celebrating the growth and success of Maine businesses, and welcoming new startups and professionals to the Maine business ecosystem.”

Throughout MSCW, attendees will have numerous opportunities to participate in discussions with leaders from business, tech and creative industries. In addition, attendees can attend hands-on workshops and social events.

A platinum-level sponsor of MSCW, CashStar is participating in a variety of activities, including:

  • Client Management to Client Partnership, a Lightning Workshop on Monday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m.: CashStar Senior Manager of Technical Account Management, Karl Cyr, will lead a workshop focused on tactics and strategies required to capitalize on the value of client relationships.
  • Top Tips in Digital UX Design, a panel discussion on Wednesday, June 22 at 9:00 a.m.: Shaun White, Head of Consumer Product at CashStar, will be joining UX design expert Jung Sin and Amazon UX Designer Stephen Crowley to discuss top tips, including what works and what’s required now.
  • MIXPO, a tech sector job recruitment mixer/expo on Thursday, June 23 from 4-6:30 p.m.: CashStar will host this job recruiting event. Information about CashStar career opportunities will be available at the CashStar table.

Maine Startup and Create Week is offering a discount on tickets (use promo code 20MSCW16 for 20% off), travel, accommodation and parking. For more information and to read the full agenda, please visit: You can follow the action on social media with the hashtag #MSCW2016.

About CashStar
CashStar, the industry-leading provider of prepaid commerce solutions, enables the world’s top retailers and restaurants to grow and innovate in the rapidly evolving retail environment. CashStar provides best-in-class capabilities, revenue-optimizing risk management and a client success model based on aligned growth, to optimize digital gifting and prepaid commerce experiences. CashStar powers more than 300 leading brands worldwide including Best Buy, Brookstone, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Dell, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gap, lululemon athletica, Nine West, Office Depot, Petco, Pottery Barn, QVC, Sephora, Staples, Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory, The Home Depot, Ulta Beauty and Williams-Sonoma. To learn more, please visit, follow @CashStar or e-mail

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