Startups in Maine – The MTI Tech Walk in Bangor
At the Maine Technology Institute Tech Walk: Victor Hwang of T2 Venture Capital and author of The Rainforest was the keynoter.
It was definitely a day of biotech, genetics research and, laboratory management software. Quite remarkable, really. First I spoke to Janet Yancey-Wrona of Bar Harbor Biotechnologies. Janet was the founding director and president of MTI from 1999-2005, during the time I was founding CorrectDeck. So it was good to see her.
Then I tech-walked over to see Kat Taylor of Genotyping Center of America. A year ago when I met GTCA in Top Gun, these guys were all working their day jobs and getting this startup off the ground. A year late, they’ve made remarkable progress.
I also ran into Jeff Marks of E2 Tech, which stands for Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine, e2tech.org. I plan to attend their recycling forum Oct. 16.
Then I rock stepped over to re-record Abigail Ames, Director of Technology at Rock Step Solutions, maker of lab management software that works across multiple devices.