Startups from Portland and Orono win 2019 Top Gun Showcase competition

Neuright, a biotech spinoff from the University of Maine, and Sticky Sweet, Portland’s first shop featuring plant-based ice cream, are the winners of the 2019 Top Gun Showcase hosted by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs on May 23 at the University of Southern Maine.

Ten participants from the Bangor, Lewiston/Auburn, Portland, Rockland and Waterville Top Gun classes, representing the semifinalists from their respective regional pitch-off events, competed for two $25,000 cash prizes sponsored by the Maine Technology Institute and the David E. Shaw Family Foundation. Entrepreneurs presented five-minute pitches to an audience of over 200 enthusiastic supporters and a panel of judges followed by a brief question-and-answer period. Read more

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