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Contact: Jennifer Litteral, Coffee Hound Coffee Co. (207) 664-9694 email: Contact: Katelynn Ronan, UpStart Maine (207) 992-2599 email:


UpStart Maine announces Coffee Hound was voted the most exciting start-up in Bangor for 2020

Global Entrepreneurship Week brings together over 10 million people through competitions, activities, and events each November. With over 40,000 activities spanning 180 countries, its purpose is to inspire millions to explore their potential as entrepreneurs while building connections within their own communities.

To celebrate the Global Entrepreneurship Week and honor our local entrepreneur's, Upstart Maine has created the yearly Most Exciting Start-Up award for the Bangor Region and just announced Coffee Hound Coffee Co. the winner. Coffee Hound was included with 6 other Bangor companies: Box of Maine, True North Beauty, AIT Bridges, CourseStorm, Cerahelix, and Activas Diagnostics.

Coffee Hound Coffee Co. was also part of two UpStart entrepreneur programs in 2020. They won the BigGig COVID edition pitching contest and were included in the cohort of the 2020 TopGun Entrepreneurship Acceleration program, which Coffee Hound was selected as one of eight finalists for the pitching portion of that program.


UpStart Maine: UpStart Maine is a coalition of programs and facilities striving to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Greater Bangor Region. Upstart Maine works to build a community that fuels entrepreneurship from within by filling the gaps in the entrepreneurial landscape, forging connections with the larger community, and connecting startups with the people, services, and resources they need. UpStart Maine’s programs and coalition members include: Big Gig, a business pitch competition; Top Gun, an entrepreneurial accelerator; ScratchPad, a smaller, more intensive seed accelerator; the UpStart Center for Entrepreneurship, a business incubator for scalable start-up companies; MaineStream Finance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic development; CoVort, a coworking space in Downtown Bangor; the Foster Center for Student Innovation, a UMaine facility for student entrepreneur & innovation support; and the Bangor Innovation Center, an incubator with "flex" space for offices and manufacturing.

Coffee Hound Coffee Co: Coffee Hound Coffee Co. is a veteran founded and certified women owned company. We have served over a million customers at our cafes and are now bringing our coffee experience to homes across the nation! As a Maine Made brand we are dedicated to Maine’s craftsmanship and we work hard to create an extraordinary coffee experience by ethically sourcing and artfully roasting our coffee. We sell all our coffee products from industrial coffee roasting plant is located in Brewer Maine, across the US through our website with direct to door delivery and to nearly 100 grocery and retail stores throughout Maine as well as to Bangor Hannaford locations. We also distribute kegs of our 207 Cold Brew Coffee in collaboration through Geaghan Brothers Brewery to restaurants, bars and cafés.

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