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Coffee Hound Named COVID-19 Edition Winner!

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; everything was online via Zoom and streamed live over Facebook! Also, to qualify to pitch, each of the three finalists must have pivoted or created their business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides those changes, the quality of the pitches and feedback from the judges remained as excellent as ever! The first entrepreneur of the night was Jennifer Litteral, who pitched Coffee Hound Coffee Company’s pivot from a mostly café-based busi

Big Gig, COVID-19 Edition receives $5000 in prize funding from Machias Savings Bank

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 receive $2500, second place will get $1500, and $1000 will go to third place. To qualify, the Maine startup or small business must have pivoted their business, recognize an opportunity to pivot their business but can’t currently afford to do so, or have created a business in response to the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to submit the application, which is a ninety-second video, is July 14th. As always, attendees wi

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