A new program is being launched in Bangor, Maine, to help early stage companies test, improve and figure out how to commercialize their ideas in a short time frame. Scratchpad is a seed accelerator that will allow entrepreneurs fully commit to developing their business fast and with no distractions. The applicants need to have a team of 2-3 people working on their startup full time for a period of 3 months and need to be in Bangor for that time. The awarded will be given funding, daily access to coaches, problem solvers and mentors. The program starts the week of August 31 and the application deadline is August 28. The Scratchpad Accelerator is a University of Maine initiative in collaboration with the Maine Technology Institute. To learn on the application process, please go here. If you are part of an established company and interested in becoming a mentor, please go here.