Maine Media CEO Kevin Thomas On Learning From Failure

May 12, 2017

8:30 pm

Since 2014, Maine Startup & Create Week has been celebrating and highlighting the emergent ecosystem of creativity and entrepreneurship in the state of Maine, which is rapidly becoming a destination for cord-cutters and grassroots business people.

The completely volunteer-run Maine Startup & Create Week will kickoff this June 19–23, and the schedule is packed with high-profile speakers. Marvin Ammori, a senior legal and business leader at Hyperloop One, is presenting the first keynote, while Felecia Hatcher, a White House Award winning entrepreneur and the founder of Code Fever and BlackTechWeek, is giving the second. Whatever your connection to Maine, the event promises to be an engaging, neuron-revving week.

Watch our exclusive interview with Felecia Hatcher from SXSW here

Kevin Thomas, Publisher and CEO of Maine Media Collective, started his business back in November 2008 and over the first 18 months of launching his business experienced many moments of failure, to the point that he asked himself “what have I done?”

In this interview, Kevin shares what he’s learned after 11 years in the magazine publishing and media business, what failure has taught him and some encouraging advice for founders getting it done everyday.

Read more about startups in Maine here

This video series brought to you in partnership with Maine Startup and Create Week (MSCW) and was produced by The Knack Factory. MSCW is a week long conference in Portland, Maine celebrating innovators, entrepreneurs & startups across Maine & the USA. This year MSCW is taking place June 19th-23rd 2017. Learn more at

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Tishin is a technology journalist and correspondent. She has written for TechCrunch, Demand Studios and Fitness, and has regular network segments on local Phoenix affiliate stations. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical and Sport psychology, and has covered many areas of technology ranging from 3D printing and game development to neurotech and funding for over 15 years.