First Maine Innovation Nights a success!




Our first Maine Innovation Nights was a success!

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Started in the Boston area, Innovation Nights helps people interested in innovative new products connect live and online. Since 2009, it has helped launch more than 1,500 new products, collectively receiving more than $4 billion in funding. Follow MIN on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or visit the website.


Hosted at the Challenger Center, eight Maine entrepreneurs launched a new product to an audience of business leaders, influencers, and investors.


Meet our Maine Innovation Nights participants:


Starting at upper left: Bub 'n Mutha's, Sled TRX, Tree Free Fire, Kind Mind, Dirigo Hydro, Timberwolves BBQ, Profit Decoder, Box of Maine

Images courtesy of Sarah Sullivan, Story Silo Media


Each presenter had the chance to present a two-minute pitch to local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors, as well as be interviewed by UpStart Maine and local influencer Sarah Sullivan from Story Silo Media.


And, we had a few audience vote winners!

Business the audience is most excited about: Profit Decoder

Best Pitch: Profit Decoder

Best table presentation: Box of Maine

Entrepreneur the audience would most like to have a beer with (we had a tie!): Kind Mind and Dirigo Hydro


About UpStart Maine:
UpStart Maine connects greater Bangor's scalable ventures with other entrepreneurs, resources, customers, and each other.

2021-22 UpStart events season programs include:
  • Bangor Blitz: Blitz is the Bangor area's entrepreneurship conference, held each fall.

  • Innovation Nights: Held each spring and fall, Innovation Nights help launch new products with live and online connections.

  • Virtual Mentor Nights: Virtual Mentor Nights offer monthly free 1:1 advice sessions with expert mentors.

  • Scale Webinar Series: Invite only webinars on topics of interest for Maine entrepreneurs who are actively scaling their businesses.






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