Promising a new standard in apartment renting, the University of Maine founders of TrustedRentr are confident their online platform will build trust among landlords by helping tenants, for the first time, use their positive rental history to increase their credit score.
Recently, Jennifer Litteral – President of Coffee Hound Coffee Co. – sat down with RuralRise to talk about how COVID has impacted her business.
So, you’re wondering how to break into the luxury skincare market? Most business advisors won’t recommend you base your operations in the far north woods of Maine. And they may raise a brow when you tell them your active ingredient is a rare mushroom. Fortunately for Heather Lux, business advisors at UpStart Maine love to help entrepreneurs like her launch innovative products from unlikely places.
A century ago, Maine waters were dotted with hand-carved, hand-painted wooden lobster buoys. The varied colors, patterns, and shapes made each buoy a unique identifier of its lobsterman owner and a work of art bobbing in the sea.
UpStart Board of Directors member Jessica Giles, AVP Business Banker with Machias Savings Bank shares what supporting Maine’s entrepreneurial ecosystem means to her.
Over the past few years, social media has allowed many small businesses to create content, expand their communities and build trust through transparency. In early 2019, Box of Maine realized Facebook & Instagram allowed us to reach out to customers to engage with them on a personal level and develop brand loyalty.
From Bub ‘n Mutha’s Start in 2018 until now, owner John Fuhrman has learned how to adapt and use consistency to stay successful and grow connections for his award winning dry rubs, even through a world-wide pandemic. Below he shares how he showed up in times that mattered, causing Bub ‘n Mutha’s to be poised to prosper.
UpStart Board and Events Committee member Gavin Robinson, Main Street Banker for Bangor Savings Bank, shares his experience volunteering with UpStart Maine. Read below to learn about Gavin’s story and how greatly his passion to support small businesses and entrepreneurship has impacted this organization.
The City of Bangor’s draft Economic Development Strategic Plan (Jan. 2022) suggests branding Bangor as “a hub of technology, commercialization of research, and entrepreneurship” and the UpStart Maine Coalition of Bangor Region programs and facilities would agree.
June is HERE and with it comes a new Scale Up Webinar! Are wondering about getting angel investments for your start-up? If so, this webinar is for you. Learn what angel investing is all about, how it happens, and if your business is a candidate.