Entrepreneurship in Maine: We Discuss the Resources and Challenges for Start-Ups in Maine

Apr 11, 2019

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According to a 2014 U.S. Census Bureau report, "entrepreneurship is so prevalent in Maine that companies with fewer than 500 employees made up three-fifths of the state's private workforce in 2014.” We learn about how entrepreneurs get their start in Maine, what resources and programs have successfully launched new businesses, and how the spirit of entrepreneurship shows up in different parts of our state.


Tom Rainey, executive director, Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development

Jennifer Sporzynski, senior vice president, business and workforce development, Coastal Enterprises Inc.

Brien Walton, director of the Center for Family Business, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, Husson University Center for Family Business

Kyle Poissonnier (by phone), owner, Catalyst for Change Wear, founder, Elykssor Clothing, Husson University graduate

Nancy Strojny (by phone), chapter chair, SCORE

Darrin Coffin (by phone), CEO & chairman, Indian Township Enterprises