The Foundry combines a state-of-the-art building with activities and a set of organizations to create a hub in Portland, Maine that accelerates innovation, advanced thinking and growth oriented startups. It does so through a focus on cultivating the talent needed for high-growth innovative companies, creating collisions between high-impact entrepreneurs and the talent and support needed for scaling companies.
More specifically, The Foundry combines the following elements:
-A hybrid physical co-working space for workers, ecosystem members, innovators and high-growth startups.
-A talent-development learning lab for training and skills development to promote successful innovation and entrepreneurship, develop talent and spur the local economy, backed by digital badges.
-Multiple dynamic event spaces for executing relevant events and programming.
-A summer investment based accelerator for startups from around the world including a pioneering laser-like focus on customer acquisition skills and systems, as well as a world-class pool of mentors leveraging Maine’s seasonal talent.
-An investment fund for backing great ideas and supporting startup growth.
Occupation: Workforce, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Business Development
Gender Ratio: 50/50 mix Female / Male
Average Age: 25-65
- Lifelong learning