Mainebiz reports on UpStart program 

Mainebiz featured the Upstart Center for Entrepreneurship in Orono, a University of Maine-run incubator program with a diverse mix of companies. “This incubator focuses on companies that typically have some kind of innovation,” says Renee Kelly, assistant vice president for innovation and economic development for the University of Maine and a business advisor at UpStart. “The tenants want to grow significantly, so they have scalability in common. While that might look a little different for a biotech company versus a chemicals company versus an IT company, a lot of the challenges are exactly the same. We customize our resources to help those companies. We’re attracting smart minds who do interesting things. That helps spin off all kinds of activities.”