Category Archives: Innovation

‘It doesn’t mean [Maine] doesn’t have a lot to offer:’ Forbes editor on Maine’s last-place business ranking

Have you heard of Kurt Badenhausen? No? He’s the guy we all love to hate. Kurt is a senior editor at Forbes magazine and the producer of the infamous list of the Best States for Business, on which Maine has placed dead last four years in a row. Marty Grohman, entrepreneur, sustainability guru and podcaster, spoke […]

Player in New Orleans’ startup scene coming to Portland to discuss importance of ‘seeding an entrepreneurial ecosystem’

How do we create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Maine? The question is not meant to imply Mainers aren’t entrepreneurial. We certainly have a workforce known for its hard work and resourcefulness. But we can’t rest on our reputation for “Yankee ingenuity.” What I’m talking about when I say we need to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem […]

Entrepreneurial showdown: Top Gun trainees pitch their businesses

The entrepreneurial juices will be flowing Wednesday night at the annual Top Gun Showcase Event, being held at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Roughly 260 people are expected to attend the event, which will feature entrepreneurs from 17 Maine startups who are all recent graduates of the Top Gun program. The entrepreneurs will […]