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September 24, 2015

Startups announced for AOL's Steve Case pitch competition in Portland

Courtesy of Revolution
Courtesy of Revolution
Steve Case (right), CEO of investment company Revolution, talking with Adam Arredondo, director of entrepreneurship and co-founder of CEED, during the Rise of the Rest tour in 2014 in Kansas City, Mo.

AOL founder Steve Case's investment company, Revolution, announced on Tuesday the eight Maine startups that will compete for a $100,000 investment during the company's upcoming pitch competition tour.

Case will visit Portland on Oct. 2 as part of the Rise of the Rest bus tour that will invest $1 million total in startups. The tour will visit 10 cities, starting in Baltimore on Sept. 28.

The following companies will take part in the competition:

• Likeable Local, social media automation software company with offices in Portland and New York City

• Dream Local Digital, a Rockland-based digital marketing agency for small businesses

• Rapport, a Portland-based company developing sustainability software for small and midsize businesses

• CourseStorm, an Orono-based company that develops software for online registration for educational programs

• Spring Point Solutions, a Portland-based company developing software for the electric motor and pump sales industry

• iKNO Intranet, a Portland-based introspective software company

• Introspective Systems, a Portland-based software company targeting any industry struggling with big-data challenges

• Lobster Unlimited, a company out of the University of Maine developing products from lobster-processing industry waste.

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On the record with John Rooks and Justin Jaffe, co-founders of Rapport

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