July 28, 2015

Searching for people who might want to join our team began a bit like dipping our toes in water: hesitantly and tentatively.  Our team had been operating smoothly at warp speed all summer long. What would it be like to disrupt the known?  How would "New Guy" fit in?  W...

July 25, 2015

Here at “Scratchpad Headquarters” (a secret classroom at UMaine in Orono)--where we thrive on seltzer water, wasabi peas, and Google Hangouts--we’ve been working to grow our team.  We’ve known we needed more “manpower” to get the accelerator up and running.  The challe...

July 22, 2015

An important part of developing Scratchpad is figuring out what other accelerators are doing.  Last week, we talked to staff at an accelerator at Texas Tech.  Great insights, but theirs is heavily focused on students and faculty, so it doesn't exactly reflect the exper...

July 17, 2015


If you read yesterday's post (This thing is for real!) you may remember that I mentioned that we lined up a chance to share our exciting news on the radio.


We owe a debt of gratitude to Don Cookson, the host of The Pulse Morning Radio Show on 620 AM, for getting...

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Jason Harkins

Managing Director



Lisa Liberatore

Managing Director​





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