Thomas College to host statewide business pitch competition

(From centralmaine.com) On November 19, as part of the 5th Annual Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend, one of MTI’s Investment Officers, Tom Kittredge will serve as an industry expert on the panel entitled, “What role does an ecosystem, assistance and funding play in a Startup?” hosted by the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation. Read more »

Nearpeer helps students form close connections

(From Community College Daily) Nearpeer's social media app is designed to help college students make connections based on common interests. The app can be especially useful for nontraditional students juggling work, family and school. The Portland-based company received early-stage funding as well as ongoing support from MTI as Nearpeer grows and delivers their game-changing solutions to aspiring students across the U.S. Read more »