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March 2, 2018

What a great crowd and atmosphere we had for the pitch-off on Tuesday at Geaghan's Tasting Room in Brewer! About 75 people packed in to hear our 3 innovative entrepreneurs and our "Big Rig" guest speaker!...

December 8, 2017

What a packed house we had for the pitch-off on Tuesday at Governor's Restaurant in Old Town! Over 70 people squeezed in to hear our 3 young entrepreneurs and our seasoned "Big Rig!"         

First up, Tyler Cote pitched his business...

October 18, 2017

What a fantastic event this Tuesday at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce in Downtown Bangor! We had three great pitches and an awesome "Big Rig" guest speaker who truly represents what it means to be an entrepreneur....

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...

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