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April 21, 2017

Tuesday's Finale was such a great end to our Big Gig season! Over 100 people packed the Foster Center for Student Innovation at UMaine to watch our four regular season winners pitch their businesses for the $1,500 grand prize!
   
Joshua Henry...

April 4, 2017

Our last regular season pitch-off was last Tuesday at Husson's Dyke Center for Family Business, and it was one of the best Big Gig events I've ever attended! 

Joshua Henry pitched his company GO Lab Inc., an R&D company that has created an eco-friendly, wood fiber,...

January 21, 2017

 Another fantastic pitch-off took place on Tuesday evening with 50 people in attendance at Yama's Bar and Grill in Old Town. First off, Joseph Clark pitched his electronic keypad for shop-floor analytics, a device that would allow medium-sized companies track factory a...

November 26, 2016

70 people gathered on Tuesday to listen to two business pitches at University Credit Union in downtown Orono. Maddie Purcell pitched her start-up company, Fyood Kitchen, an Iron Chef-meets-Paint Nite food competition that allows teams to test their kitchen skills in fr...

September 24, 2016

75 people gathered on Tuesday evening to network, eat yummy appetizers, sip delicious wine, and listen to two business pitches at Tiller & Rye in Brewer!

Kasey Smith pitched her company, Eternav, which brings together all the elements needed to assemble a...

April 23, 2016

The Finale of Big Gig's 2015-2016 season was held April 13th at UMaine's Foster Center for Student Innovation. It was a fun, exciting event! Our guest Big Rig, Alex Gray (see below), presented some great tips on pitching and gave insightful responses to the audience qu...

March 19, 2016

Alex Gray is a concert and music festival promoter well-known in New England for Bangor’s successful Waterfront Concert Series. He has brought an impressive series of nationally-renowned musical acts to Maine, with concerts in a variety of popular genres: country; rock...

February 13, 2016

The 90 folks packed into Husson's Dyke Center for Family Business on February 10th voted Ethan Poissonnier's presentation their favorite in the pitch-off. He and Troy Dionne, a business partner at The Amp Lab, have developed a prototype of a small, but powerful, lithiu...

January 16, 2016

Brian Rahill is CEO of RainStorm, Inc., a website and application development firm located in Downtown Orono. Since being founded as a search marketing firm by Brian in 1999, RainStorm has grown quickly and consistently to provide web design, hosting, and software serv...

December 19, 2015

The competition was tight at the Old Town pitch-off, but the audience ultimately voted Stephen Wong's presentation their favorite. Stephen's pitch was for his start-up, Dad's Approval, a YouTube channel with video-game reviews and play-session recordings that aim to pr...

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