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  • Published
    December 11, 2015

    New Faces: A lawyer with tech-startup chops moves to Portland

    Adam Nyhan, a lawyer and entrepreneur, returns to Maine and brings his passion for helping startups with him.

  • Published
    December 4, 2015

    New business hopes to tap peoples’ fondness for Maine

    CrateFull of Maine offers customers the chance to receive or send as a gift a box full of Maine-made products.

  • Published
    November 18, 2015

    Google picks Chimani as exclusive launch partner for new search feature

    Portland-based Chimani is one of nine launch partners for Google’s new App First Indexing technology, which allows in-app content to appear in Google search results.

  • Published
    September 1, 2015

    Steve Case names three businesses he’ll tour during his Portland visit

    I reported in early August that Steve Case, AOL’s co-founder and now a well-known investor, would visit Portland on Oct. 2 as part of his Rise of the Rest tour to highlight the city’s startup community and to hand one lucky startup a check for $100,000. But the details of that visit — the businesses he’d tour and […]

  • Published
    August 28, 2015

    Last chance to apply for new Maine startup accelerator

    A new startup accelerator in Orono is looking for a few good startups to shepherd through the process of launching a successful business… but time is running out. The deadline is today! The Scratchpad Accelerator is an initiative of the University of Maine in partnership with the Maine Technology Institute. Three companies will be accepted […]

  • Published
    August 25, 2015

    Maine reporter departs to cover Mass. 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 […]

  • Published
    August 10, 2015

    How to pitch Steve Case, and answers to your other burning questions about his trip to Portland

    On Tuesday, the big news dropped that Steve Case, the billionaire co-founder of AOL, would be visiting Portland on Oct. 2, 2015, to learn more about the city’s startup scene and to host a pitch competition that would end with his handing a $100,000 check to a local startup. Case’s visit is part of his Rise of […]

  • Published
    July 16, 2015

    Vets First Choice raises $52.3M in new investment round

    The Portland company, which offers customized online pharmacy services for veterinarians, raised the funds from 33 investors

  • Published
    July 8, 2015

    MCED launches new online education platform for aspiring entrepreneurs

    — Want more guidance as you follow the path of entrepreneurship, but want to do it from the comfort of your own home? The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development may be able to help. The independent nonprofit organization has launched an online education platform at So far, the platform has one self-paced course available: “Launch Your Brilliant Idea.” […]

  • Published
    June 26, 2015

    The entrepreneur’s guide to flow and peak performance

    It turns out entrepreneurship is a lot like adventure sports — at least when it comes to neurobiology. When looking at what’s happening in the brains of serial entrepreneurs, it turns out they’re chasing the same thing as big-wave surfers and free solo rock climbers — peak performance, or what’s called “flow,” according to Steven […]