This semester we have a number of events we are excited to offer! 

Greenlight Maine – Collegiate Edition

Here is your chance to win a cash prize and attractive offers for your innovative idea or business. You also get a chance to represent UMaine in the collegiate pitch off on Nov 16th and gain exposure for your business.

Greenlight Maine is a business competition aired on WCSH-6 and WLBZ-2.The series is a production of Portland Media Group LLC in cooperation with the New England School of Communications.In the three seasons the series has aired, over $4 million has been invested in companies that have appeared on the show, in addition to each season’s $100,000 cash prize.

Click here for more information.

Summit Innovation

Summit Innovation encourages interaction in innovation and entrepreneurship around and beyond the University of Maine community.   

Students sign up for this program for the academic year 2018-2019 and work to earn points by attending events, developing innovative ideas and solutions, and becoming engaged in all that the Foster Center has to offer. Based on earned points, students earn prize money deposited into their UMaine student account!

The program kicked off in spring 2018 where 18 students participated with 80+ different engagements and $2100 given out in prize money.  Students who participated in the program found value in seeing the opportunities available to them and with building their network of peers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. 
This year the program is gearing up with many great opportunities for students with additional reward options for those students that deeply immerse themselves in innovation. 
If you are interested in signing up for the program please contact Matthew Hodgkin (  

First Friday Challenge

The First Friday Challenge is a monthly event that challenges UMaine students to solve common problems with innovative solutions over the course of a weekend. 

The October Challenge is now open.  Enter the challenge and submit your idea here!