UpStart Maine Newsletter December/January 2020/2021






The second virtual Big Gig

Pitch-Off of the season was one to watch! Three entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to a panel of judges and a virtual audience. The winner of the Big Gig Pitch-Off and recipient of $500 was..... Stephanie Noyes of 360 Sleeves! 360 Sleeves are battery-powered sleeves that warm the hands and forearms using proprietary technology! Read More





Bragging Rights


+ AIT, a former Upstart Center tenant, and UMaine spin-off, was featured in the Bangor Daily News for finishing the installation of a first-of-its-kind girder system in Hampden's new Grist Mill Bridge. Read More

+KinoTek's CEO and Co-Founder, Justin Hafner, spoke at a session of Startup Maine's series, Entrepreneurs & Ecosystem Builders. Watch

-KinoTek was also featured in Mainebiz for their upcoming product launch & for the assembly of their new board of directors. Read more

+ Coffee Hound Coffee Co., a Big Gig and Top Gun alum, was featured in the Bangor Daily News sharing their journey as a coffee company and how they have navigated their business over the course of the pandemic. Read More

+Wilcox Wellness & Fitness, a Top Gun alum, was featured in a Maine SBDC article about their Brunswick location and how they have taken on COVID-19 during the past year. Read More

+ The Top Gun Class of 2021 was unveiled, and Top Gun Bangor's cohort includes eight up-and-coming startup companies. Read More

+ Solve for B, a bi-weekly meet up for entrepreneurially-minded Mainers, has been awarded a micro-grant from Upstart Maine to develop a website.

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