All posts by Jess Knox

Jess Knox

About Jess Knox

Born in Waterville, Jess Knox is a former high-ranking U.S. Small Business Administration official in Washington. Now living in Southern Maine, he is passionate about growing prosperity via entrepreneurship, innovation and startups in Maine. These days he helps companies pursue growth through his firm Olympico Strategies as a consultant and movement-maker. He also co-founded Maine Startup & Create Week

Excitement in the Midcoast for Innovation, Creativity & Growth:

Big news coming out the Rockland/Camden area: tomorrow, MidCoast Magnet launches a new partnership with Blackstone Accelerates Growth (BxG) to host the newest “innovation hub”. The partnership between these organizations will result in a wonderful variety of new opportunities for companies to connect to programs and resources for starting, innovating and growing their business. That’s […]

Maine’s Big Companies Should Lean Into Maine’s Entrepreneurship system

Why Maine’s Big Companies Should Be Pushing Entrepreneurship There are a growing number of events in Maine each year that that are focused on entrepreneurship, start-ups and innovation. Events like StartUp Weekend, Maine Civic Hack Day, the Makr Faire, the University of Maine Business Plan competition, and more are announced each week. Each event supports […]

Growth Is a Matter of Attitude

It has been a great summer of events and programs focused on entrepreneurship and startup companies. It’s a very exciting time to be in Maine and be involved, but we need to continue to nurture our growing ecosystem carefully. In trying to support these companies, some become myopically focused on which are the “right” companies […]