5 reasons why mentorship matters, and how you can help

Scratchpad Accelerator Participants

Entrepreneurs have an incredible amount of passion. They’re inventors, researchers, programmers, scientists, and your “average joe” like you or me. What unites them is an intense desire to share their idea with the world. But just because they have an incredible idea, it doesn’t mean they are necessarily incredible at building a business. (And even if they have, every new business faces […]

The Scratchpad Accelerator is here! (The what? Is where?)

It started with a question that started like this: “What if we built a…” along with some head nods. Next, a team was assembled, and it tucked itself away in a warm, humid UMaine classroom for the summer. The team strategized, talked to lots of people, and wrote up plans. Momentum grew, and excitement spread. More players got on board. Funding was approved. And just like that, […]