Dan Kerluke is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bangor, Maine based Double Blue Sports Analytics. He is a former pro hockey player and UMaine hockey coach who recognized a need for easier ‘moneyball’ type statistics tracking in hockey. Download and try a free demo of the 360 Save Review System for your iPad from the App Store! (And give it a 5-star review).
…if the idea is innovative enough, risky enough, novel enough, and has the potential to impact an entire market, then Dr. Susan MacKay of Cerahelix is ready to take it on!
Susan is founder and CEO of Cerahelix Corp. of Orono, Maine. The company has developed and commercialized a ceramic membrane technology that provides high purity filtration under harsh conditions.
Sounds like a typical Maine high-tech business to me. Making holes in ceramic with DNA. Not. But this isn’t even Susan’s first ‘big bet’ in high tech materials, and she and her team have the technical background to make this happen.
Susan was previously CEO of Zeomatrix, another materials-based startup. She has more than 20 years’ experience in materials research and characterization, including 6 years in corporate R&D at 3M Corporation. She was a member of the inaugural MCED “Top Gun” class in 2009, and a Mass Challenge finalist in 2011. Susan holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and was named a “Woman to Watch” by Mass High Tech in 2011.
Karin Gregory and her law firm Furman Gregory Deptula provide legal counsel to entrepreneurs, and are known for their tag line ‘We Jump Start Start Ups’. They’ve developed an active specialty in health care and university spinouts, but provide services to all types of entrepreneurs, including tech and transportation. The firm has offices in Biddeford, Maine and Boston, Mass.
Key takeaways you will learn from this cast:
-Don’t let legal concerns prevent you from thinking bigger
-A university network and ecosystem exists from Bangor to Boston, and you can take advantage of it
-How to use your lawyer
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