Turning Maine’s Challenges into Opportunities


Nate Wildes is optimistic about Maine’s future, a perspective due in no small part to his experience at the University of Maine. As an undergraduate, Wildes received the training he needed to succeed in business. Now, three years after graduating, he is the owner of Breaking Wave, LLC, a business acceleration and innovation consulting company based in Harpswell, Maine. In this video, Wildes talks about his UMaine experience and how the university provided him with the tools to turn Maine’s challenges into opportunities. Wildes attended TechWalk, a showcase of the Maine Technology Institute’s most successful technology-based companies. The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) offers early-stage capital for the development of technologies that create new products, processes and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine. To learn more visit mainetechnology.org.

For more information about these and other innovation and economic development initiatives at UMaine, visit umaine.edu/econdev.