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 […]

Warning: Good News! Maine Improves in National Science & Tech Index

The Milken Institute released their Index a few months back on where each state stands on their science and technology ecosystem. The good news is that Maine moved up (see “improved”) three spots, from 42nd to 39th. We actually moved out of the study’s “bottom ten” into the “third tier” (also good news). To paraphrase […]

Maine’s Top Gun Showcase

The Top Gun Showcase event was held last week in Portland. It was a great event with a lot of benefit for the participants, but it also provided evidence of incredible developments within the community. It’s clear to me that the program is having a very positive effect on the growth mentality of Maine’s entrepreneurs. […]