Building a community that fuels entrepreneurship


Introducing Upstart Maine's interactive tool
The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Navigator!

How to use the UpStart Navigator

to identify the most relevant resources and services to accelerate your entrepreneurial journey.

All aboard!

Step 1: Select the Navigator line that aligns best with your type of business.

Step 2: Dive into the exciting resource neighborhoods available within the Navigator. These neighborhoods represent distinct areas of support and opportunity for entrepreneurs. Choose the neighborhood that resonates with your business goals, whether it’s funding, mentorship, networking, or education.

Step 3: Explore the wealth of services within your chosen resource neighborhood. Each service has been carefully curated to empower entrepreneurs like you and help you thrive in your chosen business line.

Please note that certain parts of this tool are currently under construction. While you are welcome to use it now, please be aware that some information and links are still being processed. We encourage you to revisit the tool in the near future for the most updated and comprehensive experience.


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UpStart Maine connects greater Bangor's scalable ventures with other entrepreneurs, resources, customers, and each other.
Which coalition programs and resources are right for you?

Top Gun is a 15-week program that combines hands-on mentoring with high-impact weekly gatherings. The program runs annually from January to May, with the application process starting in late Fall of the year prior. 


Scratchpad Accelerator’s mission is to provide full-time support to help female-founded companies scale quickly while building a vibrant mentor network and increased visibility among investors; in Maine and across the country. 

Big Gig

Big Gig is an unprecedented partnership between a motivated group of municipalities, universities, and organizations in Maine’s Penobscot River Valley. We’ve been working with local innovators and entrepreneurs since 2012 to create a supportive network and to bring positive change and economic growth to our communities. 

Are you ready to build your business? 


UpStart’s Mission: UpStart Maine is the Bangor Region's innovation hub that connects entrepreneurs statewide to resources to grow their businesses.

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Congratulations Drone Your Own for winning the Most Innovative Presenter at Maine Innovation Night Event 2024. 

Please take a moment  to learn more about Drone Your Own.

At Drone Your Own, we are focused on building an all-in-one, user-friendly, convenient platform connecting drone pilots and clients. Our core values are centered around building a community in which drone pilots can easily be found and hired. By building a drone community and making booking easy, it empowers the clients to select the best pilot for their specific needs.

Upstart Maine is thrilled to recognize Drone Your Own as the Most Innovative Presenter at Maine Innovation Night Event 2024 a testament to their pioneering work in the drone services industry. 

Their passion for innovation, inclusion and possibilities is what makes Drone Your Own such a deserving winner of Upstart Maine Most Innovative Presenter Certificate . Their platform paves the way for the future of drone services. By building a drone community and making booking easy, it empowers the clients to select the best pilot for their specific needs. 


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