New England Venture Summit Provides Startups Opportunity to Meet Investors

Come meet, interact and network with more than 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of the hottest early stage and emerging growth companies at the prestigious New England Venture Summit being held on December 6th 8.00am to 5.30pm at Lombardo’s Conference Center in Boston Randolph, MA.   Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and…

Details
paint booth

Composites Lay-Up Facility, New Paint Booth Coming to TechPlace

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA), TechPlace’s parent company, was awarded $495,165 from the Maine Technology Institute to develop a shared composite lay-up facility and paint booth. With the design and formal bidding process now completed, work has begun and is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2017. TechPlace’s composite lay-up facility…

Details
TechPlaceFrontPaintJob

MTI Awards Funding to TechPlace Members

The Maine Technology Institute awarded funds to two TechPlace Members recently. Field Phyto-Nutrients LLC received $203,062, which was matched by $222,074. The funding will help the company confirm the feasibility of a planned commercial scale plant to grow micro algae that can be used to make an omega-3 fatty acid under the brand PhytoCortX Liquid…

Details

STARC Systems Among Finalists for $50,000 LaunchPad Grant

Gorham Savings Bank Announces Finalists for $50,000 LaunchPad Grant A Big Impact on Small Business GORHAM, Maine, May 18, 2017 — Gorham Savings Bank, a leading Southern Maine financial services institution, has selected five early-stage Maine businesses as the finalists of its annual LaunchPad small business competition. From an applicant pool of over 130 businesses,…

Details

Additional Manufacturing Space Now Available at TechPlace

MRRA builds new maker and industrial space to meet demand We recently completed renovations on the Hangar 4 East industrial project, which adds nearly 20,000 SF of manufacturing space to TechPlace. Innovators now have access to five more industrial spaces in former Navy Building 250. The work spaces range from about 1,500 SF to nearly…

Details

TechPlace Biotech Firm InSphero Streamlines 3D Microtissue U.S. Business Operations

U.S. subsidiary of Swiss-based InSphero AG initiates direct product shipments, progresses towards full-scale North American bioproduction capabilities Schlieren, Switzerland – February 1, 2016 – InSphero AG, one of the first companies to set up shop in TechPlace last winter and the leading supplier of easy-to-use solutions for production, culture, and assessment of organotypic 3D cell culture models, has…

Details

TechPlace Business Grifin LLC Granted Patent for Innovative Submarine Propulsion System

A few days ago Eric Bleicken (Grifin LLC of TechPlace) picked up his patent from his attorney, Chris Caseiro, for an underwater vehicle propulsion and control concept. There is no propeller, diving planes or rudder. Rather, it has two counter rotating propulsor rings that circumvent the entire hull. Eric explains that most of the work…

Details

TechPlace Educational Series Upcoming Events: Human Resources Fundamentals for Small Businesses

TechPlace Educational Series All events are held at the TechPlace (74 Orion Street) Classroom 4 to 5:30 p.m. November 19, 2015 (Thursday) – Human Resources Fundamentals for Small Businesses If you are hiring employees or thinking of hiring employees, you can’t afford to miss this workshop. Without an in-house HR department, small businesses need to…

Details