It's true.

Portland, Maine is awesome.

And we've got the startups to prove it.


5 Minutes with Elizabeth Chabe, Co-founder of High Touch Courses

Posted on 07 Jan 2015 in entrepreneur, interview | 0 comments

Elizabeth started her first company at 9, her second at 11, and her third at 12. She started college at 14. After earning her MBA and MS (while working full-time), she traveled the world interning & learning 5 languages. She helped grow UMaine’s research programs, co-authoring $40M in successful proposals for offshore wind, defense, & civil […]

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5 Minutes with Tyler Frank

Posted on 07 Aug 2014 in entrepreneur, interview, startup | 0 comments

President of Garbage to Garden How did Garbage to Garden come to be? What was the spark that ignited your company? Before Garbage to Garden, I was living in a small apartment on the East End in Portland with no space to compost. One day a roommate commented to me that she wished composting could […]

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“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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“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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“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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