Student’s company wins ‘Greenlight Maine’ challenge, Maine Startups Insider, Mainebiz report
Maine Startups Insider and Mainebiz reported KinoTek, a startup company founded at the University of Maine last year, has won the inaugural “Greenlight Maine” Collegiate Challenge. Run by UMaine kinesiology and psychology student Justin Hafner, KinoTek creates virtual reality technology that visualizes the body’s muscles and the specific movements they generate, the articles state. KinoTek surpassed 10 semifinalists to win the $25,000 prize after competing in the final episode of the challenge, which also featured student-run companies Ferda Farms and Rentscore and was filmed at UMaine on March 23. Hafner said the prize money will help fund further software development for his company. “Greenlight Maine” is a business competition that airs on News Center Maine (WCSH 6 in Portland and WLBZ 2 in Bangor).