LaunchPad names five finalists who will compete for $50K prize

(From Maine Startups Insider) The finalists for the LaunchPad small business competition were recently announced! Brave Foods, Studio e Flett, HighByte, Hüga Heat, and Vintage Maine Kitchen will move to the next round. In addition - bluShift Aerospace, C. Love Cookie Project, Marin Skincare, Prapela, and The Cubby were selected to submit a pitch video for the Emerging Business Award. Read more »

Lisbon aquaponics farm is expanding faster than greenhouse lettuce

(From Mainebiz) Lisbon-based, Springworks Farm plans to expand its organic lettuce and greens business. By increasing the greenhouse size, this aquaponics farm will have the ability to triple its output and positively impact Maine's economy. The company received a $300,000 grant for the project from MTI’s Maine Technology Asset Fund 2.5 program. Read more »