A weeklong, statewide series of informational and educational sessions for Maine entrepreneurs will kick off Saturday, Feb. 12.

Called eWeek, the series includes five “Calling all Entrepreneurs” sessions in which prospective entrepreneurs can discuss their business ideas with investors and other entrepreneurs. There are also sessions that teach the basics of small-business development, marketing and social networking, and programs for women and student entrepreneurs.

“It’s both a celebration of entrepreneurship and an outreach to make sure that the entrepreneur community is aware of the wider array of resources for supporting entrepreneurship in Maine,” said Don Gooding, executive director at the Maine Center for Enterprise Development, one of the groups hosting sessions.

Sessions will be held in Portland, Brunswick, Augusta, Lewiston, Orono and Gorham.

A coalition of organizations is involved in eWeek, including MCEI, the Maine Technology Institute, the Small Enterprise Growth Fund, the Maine Center for Creativity and the University of Maine.

A schedule of events is posted on the website www.eweekmaine.org.