Dylan Martin is leaving Mainebiz to cover tech startups for BostInno

Dylan Martin is leaving Mainebiz to cover tech startups for BostInno

I usually use this space to write about what Maine’s startups are up to, but its real purpose is to be a vehicle to cover the wider innovation and startup community, which includes all sorts of stakeholders … including the media.

Today’s news is about a fellow business reporter in Portland who is moving up in the startup world.

Dylan Martin is leaving his job as online editor at Mainebiz (a position I once held, so obviously a great springboard) and will be moving to Boston to cover tech startups for BostInno, a digital news outlet owned by American City Business Journals. He announced the news Tuesday on Twitter.

I reached out to Dylan after he broke the news to ask him why he’s making the move and what he’s looking forward to most in his new gig. A big part of his decision to move to Boston is that his wife is already there studying at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, and he was seeking an opportunity to live with her again. But the new job is also in his sweet spot.

“I was a huge consumer of tech news from an early age and became even more interested in the past decade as tech startups began to disrupt traditional industries and change the way we live our lives,” he said. “Boston is a major hub for existing tech companies and startups alike, so I look forward to telling their stories and unearthing new ones.”

Dylan’s passion for startups and tech meant he often sought out stories from Maine’s innovation community, so his departure will be a loss for those of us who enjoy writing and reading about Maine’s entrepreneurs. But perhaps a silver lining is that he could help expand BostInno’s coverage to encompass more news about Maine startups…

“Boston will be my main focus, but there’s no doubt my knowledge of Maine as an emerging state for startups will eventually come into play,” he said.