UpStart Maine Newsletter April 2020

April 30, 2020

April 2020 Edition


Podcast Series 


During this episode of UpStart Maine's podcast, Good Odds: Startups from Maine- "Through the Valley of Death: Part 2," hosts, Jason Harkins and Lisa Liberatore, talk to Spencer Wood, founder of Tip Whip, a mobile ride-share platform for college campuses.  Listen

Bragging Rights


+Maddie Purcell, a former Big Gig finalist and founder of Fyood Kitchen, was named the Maine SBA's Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Read More


+True North Beauty a Scratchpad Accelerator alum, was awarded the Small Business Manufacturer of the Year by the Maine Small Business Administration. Read More


+Kinotek was ranked #4 in the "2020 Best Tech Startups in Portland Maine" by The Tech TribuneRead More


+Tip Whip was featured on News Center Maine for partnering with United Way of Eastern Maine to develop a new volunteer program that incentivizes people to volunteer by allowing them to earn entries to win local gift cards, product discounts, and other items. Read More


+Bangin' Whoopie,Top Gun alum, was on featured on WABI for creating Bangin' Whoopie Bingo, a virtual Bingo game happening every night that allows them to engage with customers and giveaway whoopie pies while everyone is at home. Read more


+Wilcox Wellness & Fitness, a Top Gun alum, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News for their ability to pivot their business to be completely online in a matter of days. Read more 


Stone Fox Creamery, a Top Gun alum, moved into a new production facility in Searsport and began offering "Quarantine Kits" which contain 3 pints of ice cream, 1 container of homemade hot fudge sauce or caramel topping, nuts or sprinkles, 2 cones, cups, and spoons. 


+Maine Technology Institute has generously agreed to sponsor UpStart Maine to write a series of entrepreneurial articles featuring local businesses that will be coming soon!










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