Kitchen Composting Solution at Orono, Maine startup


Emma Wilson’s path to becoming president of a Maine startup company began in her undergraduate years at the University of Maine. As a fellow in UMaine’s Innovate for Maine Program (Blackstone Accelerates Growth), she interned with Zeomatrix, a university spin-off company specializing in a patented odor-absorbing technology. Under the direction of Wilson, Zeomatrix launched Odigo, an environmentally friendly kitchen composting kit, engineered to reduce odor. In this video, Wilson talks about her journey from undergraduate intern to Zeomatrix president, and the opportunities offered by the Top Gun Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program.

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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