“Greenlight Maine,” the weekly TV show loosely modeled on ABC’s popular reality TV show, “Shark Tank,” has released the names of the startups and their founders who have passed the first hurdle and been named a quarterfinalist.

Portland Media Group announced the show earlier this month, then began accepting short video pitches from entrepreneurs who wanted to compete on the TV show, which is set to air its first episode on Sept. 12 on WCSH 6 in Portland and WLBZ 2 in Bangor. “Greenlight Maine” received 86 submissions, according to Jess Knox, statewide hub coordinator for Blackstone Accelerates Growth.

Knox and the “Greenlight Maine” team narrowed the field to 44 quarterfinalists, which are listed below and come from Kittery to Madawaska. Knox said he was impressed by the number and diversity of the submissions.

“There were a ton of interesting folks,” he said. “It’s good to see submissions from so many companies that don’t get a lot of attention. This is an example of how these events can bring new people into the ecosystem.”

The quarterfinalists will now compete to be one of the 26 semifinalists that will compete in the weekly TV show. “Greenlight Maine” will culminate in June 2016, when the entrepreneurs left standing will compete in a live pitch event for a $100,000 grand prize.

The 44 companies that made the quarterfinals are:

Beltane Solar, founded by Steve Musica from Brunswick

Bevyapp, founded by Greg Thayer from Portland

Bixby & Co., founded by Kate McAleer from Rockland

Blue Ox Malthouse, founded by Joel Alex from Lisbon Falls

Casco Bay Butter, founded by Alicia Menard and Jennell Carter from Scarborough

Cerahelix, founded by Susan MacKay from Orono

Chimani, founded by Kerry Gallivan from Portland

Composimold, founded by Stan Farrell from Manchester

Course Storm, founded by Matt James from Orono

Cupie, founded by Bill Ernst from Camden

DemerBox, founded by James Demer and Jayson Lobozzo from Portland

Double Blue Sports Analytics, founded by Dan Kerluke from Brunswick

Downeast Dayboat, founded by Togue Brawn from Portland

Eager Games, founded by Chuck Carter from Orono

Easy Buckle. ME, founded by Michael Doyle from Falmouth

 Finestkind Tea, founded by Jay Lombard from Portland

Flowfold, founded by Charley Friedman from Portland

Fluid Farms, founded by Tyler Gaudet and Jackson McLeod from Portland

Garbage to Garden, founded by Kendall Hinkley from Portland

Gimme Shelter, founded by Rosie Curtis from Camden

Good-2-GO, founded by Jennifer Scism from Kittery

 Hot-Tubes, founded by Bill Zelman from South Portland

KindHarvest, founded by Michael Duffy from South Portland

Lakonia, founded by Melissa Rioux from Saco

Mad Gabs, founded by Gabrielle Melchionda from Westbrook

Maine Makers Crate, founded by Nicole Crandall from Portland

MedRhythms, founded by Owen McCarthy from Cape Elizabeth

Memory Lane, founded by Alban Maino from Portland

Mingle Analytics, founded by Daniel Mingle from Paris

North Maine Distilling, founded by Scott Galbiati from Brewer

PakPod, founded by Steve Underwood from Orono

Pemaquid Mussel Farm, founded by Carter Newell from Damariscotta

Rapport IO, founded by John Rooks from Portland

Revolution Research, founded by Alexander Chasse from Orono

Rockstep Solutions, founded by Chuck Donnelly from Bar Harbor

Saco River Dye House, founded by Claudia Raessler from Biddeford

Sensible Smiles, founded by Joann Moulton from Hanover

Sephone, founded by Kelly Cotiaux from Bangor

STARC Systems, founded by Chris MacKenzie from Brunswick

Team AR, founded by Chuck Benton from Brunswick

Tip Whip, founded by Spencer Wood from Old Town

Wanu, founded by Jordan Nathan

Wicked Water Graphics, founded by Dave Kelso from Madawaska

Zeomatrix, founded by Emma Wilson from Orono