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July 30, 2020

Tuesday evening’s Big Gig, COVID-19 Edition, sponsored by Machias Savings Bank, was a little different than our usual pitch-offs that we’ve been hosting since 2012! The biggest change was that we weren’t packed into a lively brewery or other interesting venue; everythi...

July 1, 2020

Big Gig is incredibly excited to announce that we will be receiving $5000 in prize funding from Machias Savings Bank to host a virtual, COVID-19 Edition of our Big Gig Pitch-Off on Tuesday, July 28th! The entire $5000 will go to our three finalists; first place will re...

March 6, 2020

For the 3rd year in a row, we hosted our February pitch-off at the always popular Geaghan's Tasting Room in Brewer, where 75 people packed in! 

First up, Lauren Tuell pitched Mainely Succulents, an out-of-the ordinary flower shop experience...

December 31, 2019

This December we hosted our Orono pitch-off at UMaine’s Alfond Family Lounge in the famous Alfond Arena!

First up, Suzie Milkowich pitched LetzGoBags, a business producing purses, bags, and backpacks made of recycled textiles. Nick Rimsa then pitched...

November 18, 2019

We love founding cool new venues to host Big Gig, and Tea & Tarts in downtown Bangor didn't disappoint for our October pitch-off! 
First up, Gerald Collins pitched his medical device to help solve Sedentary Death Syndrome, caused fro...

November 18, 2019

The season finale of Big Gig took place last Tuesday at the Bangor Arts Exchange in Downtown Bangor, and it was a fantastic end to the season! The night kicked off with three video pitches from Big Gig Jr., the 7th grade student finalists from Leonard Middle School who...

February 28, 2019

During our third and final Big Gig before the finale on April 23rd, we got to listen to three fascinating companies while enjoying perfectly cooked chicken wings and delightful beer from the night's hosts, Geaghans Brothers Brewing Company Tasting Room...

December 19, 2018

We were lucky enough to head back to UMaine's Foster Center for Student Innovation for the second Big Gig of the year! We had an array of food options as well as complementary Orono Brewing Company craft beer to kick off the night. As always we had three entrepreneurs...

October 31, 2018

We kicked off this season of Big Gig at Mason's Brewing Company in Brewer. Our plan was to hold this event outside by the beautiful Penobscot River, but Mother Nature had other ideas! Due to inclement weather, we moved this event inside the brewery and after some adjus...

April 28, 2018

What a fantastic way to end our Big Gig season with 110 people packed into the ball room of the Black Bear Inn! As you can see from one of the pictures above, we switched things up a bit for this year's Finale by inviting Big Gig Jr. pitchers to participate. Big Gig Ju...

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