June 2020 Edition
We are excited that two UpStart Maine programs are hosting significant, virtual events for entrepreneurs this month, both funded by Machias Savings Bank grants!
+Blitz, the Bangor area’s entrepreneurship conference, is hosting a special, no-cost, half-day, online conference on July 23rd. The conference will provide an opportunity for Maine business owners to connect with other business owners and get a quick infusion of actionable items, out of the box ideas, and overall support that can help them navigate these challenging and quickly changing times. Register
+Big Gig is hosting a virtual, COVID-19 Edition of their Big Gig Pitch-Off on July 28th for Maine companies who pivoted or were founded due to COVID-19. They will be giving a total of $5000 to three finalists, and the deadline to apply is next Tuesday, July 14th. Apply or RSVP
+ Neuright, a Top Gun Statewide Showcase winner and University of Maine spinoff, has been awarded a $225,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to continue their work on the early diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Read More
+ Flagsuit, a Top Gun alum, was recently featured in Mainebiz for their assistance in designing spacesuits for NASA and SpaceX's recent launch. Read more
+ Lisa Liberatore, Co-Founder of CoVort and Program Manager of Scratchpad Accelerator, released a workbook to provide a framework for how to think about the current crisis as an opportunity to create a plan for a brighter, even more prosperous, future. Learn More
+ KinoTek was featured in both The Tech Tribune and the Portland Press Herald discussing how they adapted to abrupt changes caused by COVID-19, how the company started, and the outlook for the company's future.