Processing Your Payment

Please do not leave this page until complete. This can take a few moments.

Updated: June 27, 2022 From the Editor

It takes a village — and, luckily for startups in Maine, a village exists

If you’re a startup, Maine provides a vast network of mentor programs, classes, pitch competitions and financing networks.

But figuring out where to start and how your startup fits into the bigger picture is often a challenge.

Peter Van Allen, Mainebiz editor

When we sat down to hammer out the idea for the Startup Hub, our simple hope was to provide a roadmap that could help entrepreneurs find their way.

In short, Startup Hub is a guide for entrepreneurs to direct them to resources and help them navigate Maine’s startup infrastructure.

A number of people were invaluable in helping us shape this publication, including Renee Kelly at the University of Maine, Tom Rainey at the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, Brian Whitney at Maine Technology Institute, Jaimie Logan at TechPlace, Chris Mallett at the Roux Institute and Nancy Stojny at SCORE.

In the early stages, Renee Kelly helped us shape the structure by suggesting four overall categories: resources/programming, physical space, talent acquisition and financing.

Staff writers Laurie Schreiber, Renee Cordes and Jessica Hall contributed major sections. Digital Editor Will Hall tackled the “Art of the pitch” story. Freelancer Catie Joyce-Bulay talked to Bixby Chocolate CEO Kate McAleer, who has been a leading example of an entrepreneur who has won pitch competitions, found a wide range of financing options and built a lasting consumer brand. Photographers Tim Greenway, Fred Field, Jim Neuger, Soubahn Phanthay and David Clough covered much of the state in pursuit of strong images for the issue. Andrea Tetzlaff, our associate publisher, and her team secured sponsors. And, as always, Art Director Matt Selva brought all these disparate pieces together in one clean, visually appealing package.

Sign up for Enews


Order a PDF