Whit Richardson is a former daily newspaper journalist in Portland, Maine, who has covered business and entrepreneurship for the past decade. He's founder of Maine Startups Insider and currently editor-in-chief of 4Front Publishing, an online news startup covering the nascent legal cannabis industry.

 

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Forager Emerges From Stealth Mode to Improve the Local Food Movement

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. More than three years…

Surge Hydro Takes Top Spot at Pitch York County Finals

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Surge Hydro continued its…

The UMaine Business Challenge Has Named Its 2017 Finalists

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Five teams of college…

Jean Hoffman Launches Family Foundation, Makes First Angel Investment

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Jean Hoffman has been…

Top Gun Accelerator Accepts 38 Startups into Class of 2017

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Top Gun, a program…

Maine Venture Fund Celebrates Third Exit in a Year with InterSpec

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. In early January, a Salt…

Surge Hydro Wins Award at National Cleantech Open for Low-Cost Hydropower Idea

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. An Belfast-based company working on…

Report: Maine SBDC Clients Secured $47.1M in 2016

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Business owners who sought…

MaineHealth, Unum Commit $200K to Support Startup Accelerator in Portland

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. MaineHealth and Unum are…

MTI Provides Grants to Seven Maine Companies

MTI Maine Angels Among Most Active Angel Investment Groups in 2015

This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. While the Maine startup…

CEI Ventures Closes Fourth VC Fund at $10 Million

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. CEI Ventures announced the…

Maine Technology Institute Provides $1.2M to Help Industry Clusters

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. The Maine Technology Institute…

NASA Sending UMaine Prototype to the International Space Station

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. A wireless leak detection system…

Meal-Delivery Venture Wins York County Pitch Contest

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. An organic farm in…

Raptor Maps Raises Funds for Farm-Focused Drone Technology

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This article is courtesy of Maine Startups Insider, created by Whit Richardson, a journalist who’s covered Maine’s business community for the past decade. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. When it comes to…

What Biovation CEO Kerem Durdag Learned About His Company’s Failure

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Maine Startups Insider. Visit Maine Startups Insider to read more about Maine’s startup community and subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Companies fail. It happens, a lot. But entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs — they don’t often like to talk…

Maine Angels Among Most Active Angel Investment Groups in 2015

MTI Maine Angels Among Most Active Angel Investment Groups in 2015

The Maine Angels was one of the country’s most active angel investment groups in 2015, according to a national survey of angel investment activity. The group, which consists of accredited private equity investors who pool their resources to invest in and mentor early-stage companies (aka angel investors), closed 23…