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Maine Students Learn from LaunchPad Contestant

Maine Students Learn from LaunchPad Contestant Each spring, Gorham Savings Bank hosts an entrepreneurial competition for Maine-based startups to share their emerging business ideas with the local community. The goal of the event, called "LaunchPad" , is to celebrate and support Maine ingenuity, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. The grand prize winner is chosen at a live Shark...
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VIA JA USA: Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made? There has always been a debate about whether entrepreneurship was based on nature or nurture. While it depends on your view, here is how JA sees it… Entrepreneurial Driving Factors Think of the entrepreneurial mindset like “Thunder and Lightning.” The internal drive is the thunder, but personal experiences equate to the lightning of...
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What's the "Hour of Code"?

Ever wonder what the "Hour of Code" is and why it is promoted in December each year? Check out some FAQ below or visit hourofcode.com   to learn more.  What is the Hour of Code? The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of...
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The History of #GivingTuesday

Ever wonder what sparked the start of #GivingTuesday? Check out this week's blog and consider investing in students right here in Maine through JA .     #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping...
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Local Entrepreneurs visit Maine Classrooms to Inspire High School Students

JA of Maine Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Month by Bringing Mentors into Classrooms What is National Entrepreneurship Month?  National Entrepreneurship Month is officially celebrated each November in the United States and is comprised of Global Entrepreneurship Week, National Entrepreneurs’ Day, Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and other entrepreneurial...
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