BANGOR — One Maine entrepreneur will walk away with $500 tonight.
Three aspiring innovators are a part of Maine’s Big Gig — a competition for local entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, win money, and get an opportunity to jumpstart their business.
The panel of judges includes the Director of Operations for the Governor’s restaurant, a representative from Maine Technology Institute, and Josh Hayward co-founder of PracticeOn an information technology company.
“During tonight’s event, each entrepreneur will have five minutes without slides or anything to pitch to the virtual audience and to our panel of seasoned judges who are business professionals from around Maine,” said Emma Wilson, marketing coordinator at Big Gig.
The judges will evaluate each business pitch and the audience, who will attend virtually tonight, will deliberate and give their input on their favorite pitches. Tonight’s entrepreneurs include Josh Fox of ‘Tidal Bore’ who developed an advanced bicycle tail-light using artificial intelligence.
Lee Sowles created a social and emotional learning curriculum for elementary schools and Brenden Westin created a bike fleet solution for those dealing with bicycle breakdowns.
To tune in to the next Big Gig virtual entrepreneur event in November you can head to big gig’s website.