UMaine students compete in Big Gig pitch-off, WVII reports

WVII (Channel 7) reported several University of Maine students competed in a Big Gig pitch-off event in Brewer. The Big Gig is a network for innovators and entrepreneurs in the Bangor area that was started by a motivated group of municipalities, organizations and universities, including UMaine. The Big Gig competition allows local entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas or early-stage companies to a panel of judges who select a winner. “[The events] bring entrepreneurs and innovators together to help them work on their pitches and receive feedback in a nice environment,” said Emma Wilson, an entrepreneurship events and marketing coordinator at UMaine. “We like to call it the ‘Dolphin Tank,’ not the ‘Shark Tank.’” One UMaine student pitched a revised ancient Greek device that is similar to the fidget spinner. Another student pitched a frozen dog food package that feeds pets at the right pace and with the right nutrients, WVII reported.