Harkins plugs Blitz in Mainebiz

Jason Harkins talked with Mainebiz about Blitz, a free virtual conference 12:45–4:45 p.m. Thursday, July 23 that seeks to provide entrepreneurs with valuable information and business connections during the pandemic. Harkins is an associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Maine, cofounder of Blitz, a downtown Bangor business owner and co-managing director of Scratchpad Accelerator, which provides support to promising scalable companies. Greater Bangor’s entrepreneur ecosystem — which includes UMaine — is growing, said Harkins. “All of this effort has galvanized around the idea of building the Bangor region of the future on the backs of innovation-driven enterprises,” said Harkins. “These … are key drivers of economic prosperity, bringing in dollars from outside the region into the Bangor area.” In the last two years, more than 200 people have built connections to others while working to start and run a business, he said. To learn more and register, click here.