Category Archives: Entrepreneurs

Fork Food Lab planned for Portland.

PORTLAND — The sale of an aging brick building for use as a “food lab” is expected to give the up-and-coming West Bayside area in Portland a further lift. According to Mainebiz, Partners Neil Spillane and Eric Holstein purchased the 5,700-sq ...

Revolution Research wraps up a grant to grow in Orono.

ORONO, Maine — Thermal insulation foam board developer Revolution Research in Orono has been awarded a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The company will use the funding to move into lab space to develop a prototype of its first-of-i ...

Shark Tank casting call set for July 29 in Portland.

PORTLAND, Maine — Think your business is ready to swim with the sharks? Then your first chance to jump into ABC’s investment reality show Shark Tank  is coming during an open casting in Portland on July 29. The casting call will be held at the  ...

Greenlight Maine: getting good ideas going.

PORTLAND, Maine — A new project called Greenlight Maine has been initiated to help grow the state’s small business entrepreneur ecosystem and encourage further investment. The program, which is a project of content and production company Portla ...

Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition set for Portland.

PORTLAND, Maine — Startup Weekend is returning to Portland June 12-14 at MECA (Maine College of Art), only this time with a twist. This year’s event Startup Weekend: Women’s Edition is, as the name implies, designed exclusively for women. Women ...

Bixby & Co. owner named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

ROCKLAND, Maine –  Kate McAleer, the owner of healthy candy bar maker Bixby & Co. in Rockland, has been named the 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year for both Maine and New England by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The 27-year-old entrep ...