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Portland event helps entrepreneurs start their business

PORTLAND (WGME)-A weekend-long event in Portland is helping budding entrepreneurs get things off the ground.

"Start-Up Weekend" is a global workshop for people who want to start their own business. Participants got together Friday and are spending the weekend coming up with a business model for their idea.

About 200 cities around the world take part in this event. Organizers said it's a chance to pitch ideas without the fear of rejection.