Company founded at UMaine to attend international tech startup conference, media report
The Portland Press Herald and Mainebiz reported KinoTek, a startup founded at the University of Maine, will be one of eight Maine companies attending an international tech startup conference, TechCrunch Disrupt, in San Francisco in October. KinoTek, founded by recent UMaine kinesiology and psychology graduate Justin Hafner, uses virtual reality and motion capture technology to improve athletic output and reduce the chance of injury. The companies are being sent to the conference by Startup Maine, a nonprofit that advocates for entrepreneurship, and will exhibit together in a Maine pavilion to highlight the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the articles state. KinoTek and the others will have the opportunity to meet venture capitalists, investors, founders and other entrepreneurs, the Press Herald reported. Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel carried the Press Herald article.