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July 14, 2017 | last updated July 15, 2017 12:11 pm

Greenlight Maine names 26 semifinalists for third season

Photo / Greenlight Maine, Stephanie Fabry
Photo / Greenlight Maine, Stephanie Fabry
Bluet, a Jefferson-based business that produces sparkling wine made from wild blueberries, was the Season 2 winner of Greenlight Maine, out of 26 contestants competing for a $100,000 prize.

Greenlight Maine, an entrepreneurial pitch contest with a $100,000 prize purse, has selected 26 semifinalists who will compete during its third season that begins this fall.

The 26 semifinalists will participate in a weekly Greenlight Maine TV show that runs statewide via WCSH6 and WLBZ2 on Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m beginning in September. Semifinalists will receive mentoring from some of Maine's best and brightest corporate, media and marketing executives as well as receive extensive promotion across television, print, social and digital media.

Greenlight Maine is the vision of Portland Media Group, a custom content and production company founded by Brian Corcoran, CEO of Shamrock Sports & Entertainment; Nat Thompson, chief marketing officer of CSP Mobile Productions as well as past producer/owner of WCSH6; and Con Fullam, an Emmy nominated and multi-award winning TV, music and film producer.

The 26 statewide companies making it into the semifinals are:

  • Indigo Diagnostic Imaging, founded by Tammy Thomas
  • Tourmaline Spring "Sacred Living Water" of Maine, founded by Seth L. Pruzansky
  • GO Lab, founded by Joshua Henry
  • NibMor Inc., founded by Ralph Chauvin
  • [Re]Produce, founded by Grace Burchard
  • College Helpers, founded by Fred Grant
  • ikno, founded by Mark Girr & Becky McKinnell
  • Maine Harvest Credit Project, founded by Scott Budde
  • The Sidewalk Buttler, founded by Michael Roylos & Jared Bowens
  • Flowfold, founded by James Morin
  • Pyxie LLC, founded by Cathy Streifel
  • Tempest in a Teapot, founded by Becca Emerson and Tammy Smith
  • Advanced Concepts and Engineering LLC, founded by Joel F. Costonis
  • Amp Fins, founded by Randall Lord
  • Forager LLC, founded by David Stone
  • Maine Cap N' Stem LLC, founded by Erik Lomen & Mark Robinson
  • Maine Textiles International LLC, founded by Claudia D. Raessler
  • VANGO, founded by Faith Meads
  • North Spore, founded by Matt McInnis
  • Jellux, founded by Zach Taylor
  • Grojo, founded by Jared Pinkham
  • Zootility, founded by Nate Barr
  • DAVO Technologies, founded by David Joseph
  • Health 2 Humanity, founded by John Cefalu
  • Iquarium, founded by Eddie Hanson
  • CourseStorm, co-founded by Brian Rahill and Matt James.

"All of these innovative and bold Greenlight Maine entrepreneurs have validated that our state is on the fast track to growing our next economy," Corcoran stated in a news release. "Through private-public collaborations with Maine corporate partners and other state and community leaders, we are pleased to provide necessary intellectual and financial capital necessary to be successful. We are Mainers helping Mainers."

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