Josh Kim Named CMGC 2020 Emerging Leader of the Year

(From Central Maine Growth Council) The 2020 Emerging Leader of the Year award was presented to Josh Kim, Founder and CEO of The Cubby (Sklaza LLC). Josh is the first college student entrepreneur to receive this award. The Waterville-based startup received a software development grant from MTI to help support expansion across college campuses. Read more »

Founder Forum: Nisha Dearborn of Fresh Chemistry

(From Maine Startups Insider) Based on the idea that - like food - fresh skincare products are best; Fresh Chemistry is leading the way in a new category of skincare products which require a bit of assemble. The company was awarded a $25,000 grant from MTI. Read more »

Portland remote-work startup raises $2.1M to fund further growth

(From Mainebiz) Friday, a Portland-based developer of a communications platform for remote-work teams, recently raised $2.1 million in venture capital funding. The firm plans to use the funds for hiring, product development, sales and marketing and general costs. Friday received funding from MTI in prior years. Read more »

In Portland, MedRhythms and Roux Institute team up on research, talent development

(From Mainebiz) MedRhythms Inc., a Portland-based medical technology startup, is teaming up with Northeastern University's Roux Institute to generate strategic research collaborations, internships and cooperative work opportunities for Roux Institute graduate students. MedRhythms uses sensors, music and artificial intelligence to improve walking for people with neurological injuries or diseases. Read more »