It's true.

Portland, Maine is awesome.

And we've got the startups to prove it.

Blog Posts and News to Prove It

“We’re all in the boat together” Interview with Bob Bruce from Zylomedia

Posted on 04 Jun 2014 in entrepreneur, interview, Uncategorized | 0 comments

By Liz Trice Zylo Media is a digital media company that makes product offers and promotions interesting through mobile and web-based games that offer consumers a choice of prizes. Similar to a digital scratch-off lottery card, you might have the option to win $50 off a lawn mower, or a free jug of Dunkin’ Donuts […]

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Startup mission Portland, Maine

Posted on 04 Jun 2014 in co-working, raising money, Startup Portland | 7 comments

By Johann Sabbath Christopher David Ryan and I drafted a poster to help startup enthusiasts understand the landscape of organizations, workspaces and community groups in Portland, Maine. Click on the image below to see the poster in full detail. Please let us know in the comments of this post if we missing an important group and how that group has […]

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68 Speakers

Posted on 15 May 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dear Friends, 68. That’s how many speakers are now listed on our website. Every week- no- every day, more incredible speakers confirm that they want to come to Portland in June to tell their story or be a part of this wonderful event. With only 27 days ’til it all kicks off with the PROPEL […]

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“Pay it Forward!” An interview with Kerry Gallivan, CEO and Founder of Chimani

Posted on 15 May 2014 in entrepreneur, interview, raising money, startup, Startup Portland, tech | 1 comment

  By Liz Trice Chimani designs online guidebooks, audio tours, and maps of national parks. The company has developed apps for 14 national parks plus Baxter State Park in Maine. Its uses a “freemium” pricing strategy, providing free online content, but charging fees for off-line usage. I caught up with Kerry at Crema Coffee in […]

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Ignoring the Audience: Gorham Savings Bank’s $30,000 Launchpad contest

Posted on 07 May 2014 in entrepreneur, raising money, startup | 0 comments

Gorham Savings Bank’s annual Launchpad event took place on April 10th. Five entrepreneurs, chosen from 130 submissions, seven minutes to pitch.  No slides, win or go home, $30,000 on the line.  Nervous? First off, I thought Gorham Savings Bank did a great job hosting the event.  There was no charge to attend (and as a matter […]

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“Heroes are people who get up again” Interview with Ogden Morse of AcademicMerit

Posted on 30 Apr 2014 in entrepreneur, interview, raising money, startup, tech | 0 comments

BY LIZ TRICE AcademicMerit is the developer of a suite of online professional-development, assessment, instruction, and learning solutions focused on literacy in grades 6-12. The company has seven full-time employees in downtown Portland and serves more than 6,000 students and 100 teachers in school districts throughout the Northeast and California. I caught up with Ogden […]

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