CNBC Names Target Technology Incubator Tenant One of Year’s 20 Hottest Startups

CNBC named High Touch Courses one of the world’s “20 hottest startups of 2014.” High Touch Courses “is an online course system that utilizes gamification and provides on-demand education for the price of a Netflix subscription,” the report states. The startup aims to disrupt the traditional four-year degree system for certain areas of study, such as computer science and video game development, to help solve the student debt crisis and create more talented, technically trained citizens, according to the article. The company is a tenant of the Target Technology Incubator, an Orono facility that was developed by the University of Maine and the Bangor Target Area Development Corporation to provide an environment for business development and commercialization activities for innovation-based startups. The Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald also carried an article on High Touch Courses.