UpStart Maine Elects New President: Welcome Gavin Robinson!

Leading the Way for 2024

UpStart Maine is thrilled to announce the election of Gavin Robinson as the new President of our Board of Directors for the coming year. With his extensive experience and passion for community development, Gavin is poised to lead UpStart Maine into an exciting new chapter of growth and innovation.

About UpStart Maine

UpStart Maine is a key player in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We connect Maine’s entrepreneurs with the resources, support, and community they need to grow their businesses. Our mission is to foster a thriving environment for startups and small businesses, helping them navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship and achieve their full potential.

Meet Gavin Robinson

Gavin Robinson brings a wealth of experience to his new role as President of UpStart Maine’s Board of Directors. He currently serves as Vice President and Community Relations Manager at Bangor Savings Bank, where he manages a team covering Northern New England. In this role Gavin serves as the Program Officer for The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation and oversees Corporate Giving, while working with the Public Relations and media engagement team.

Gavin’s Professional Journey

Gavin has a remarkable career spanning over 20 years at Bangor Savings Bank. His roles have included Vice President of the Main Street Banking Team, Senior Relationship Manager, and now Vice President and Community Relations Manager. Gavin’s dedication to fostering connections and his ability to lead with authenticity and kindness have been pivotal in his success.

Gavin’s Dedication to Volunteerism

Gavin Robinson’s commitment to his community extends far beyond his professional responsibilities. He has been an active volunteer with various organizations, demonstrating his dedication to economic empowerment and community development. Since April 2020, Gavin has served on the Board and Events Committee of UpStart Maine, playing a vital role in shaping the organization’s initiatives and events. Additionally, he served as a mentor with SCORE-Maine for over five years, providing valuable guidance and support to budding entrepreneurs. Gavin’s volunteer efforts reflect his deep-rooted belief in giving back and his passion for fostering a supportive environment for business growth in Maine.

Gavin’s Vision for UpStart Maine

Gavin is dedicated to enhancing the resources available to Maine’s entrepreneurs, growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and empowering the local economy. He believes in the power of community and collaboration and aims to strengthen UpStart Maine’s programs and initiatives to better serve our members. Gavin’s vision includes:

  • Expanding Support Programs: Increasing access to mentorship, funding, and training opportunities.
  • Strengthening Partnerships: Building stronger relationships with local businesses, investors, and organizations.
  • Fostering Innovation: Encouraging new ideas and innovative solutions to address the challenges faced by startups.

A Word from Gavin

“I am honored to serve as President of UpStart Maine’s Board of Directors during this exciting time. Our organization plays a crucial role in supporting Maine’s entrepreneurs, and I am eager to build on the great work we have done so far. Together, we can continue to build a vibrant and supportive ecosystem for our local businesses.”

Looking Ahead

Under Gavin’s leadership, UpStart Maine is set to continue its mission of empowering entrepreneurs and fostering a dynamic business environment. We are excited about the future and the opportunities that lie ahead for our members and the broader Maine business community.

How to Get Involved

Are you an entrepreneur looking for support and resources to grow your business? Join UpStart Maine and become part of a thriving community dedicated to your success. Visit our website to learn more about our programs and how you can get involved.

Connect with Us

Stay updated on the latest news and events from UpStart Maine by following us on social media. Connect with Gavin Robinson and our team to see how we can help you on your entrepreneurial journey. 

UpStart mission is to be the Bangor Region’s innovation hub that connects entrepreneurs statewide to resources to grow their businesses.

For more information on UpStart, contact innovation@upstartmaine.org 

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