UMaine’s Top Gun Entrepreneurial Program an entryway into Maine’s business network for Bar Harbor CEO


Chuck Donnelly, CEO of RockStep Solutions in Bar Harbor, Maine, has a software product that could potentially transform the way scientists and companies conduct their research. With CLIMB, the Cloud Information Management Bundle, organizations like pharmaceutical companies and university laboratories can immediately access their data anywhere in the world with a mobile device. In this video, Donnelly, former director of Computational Sciences at the Jackson Laboratory, talks about the UMaine Top Gun Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program and how it has been his entryway into the business network in Maine.

The Top Gun entrepreneurship accelerator is a five-month program that engages entrepreneurs in growing their businesses. Top Gun combines education, mentoring, pitch-coaching and networking opportunities. The program is a partnership of the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Maine Technology Institute, Blackstone Accelerates Growth and the University of Maine. UMaine organizes and hosts a Bangor region class and has also developed curriculum to support the statewide program. More information about Top Gun is online.

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