The Portland Press Herald featured two startups founded by Colby students in its June 28 article “Waterville-based tech startups mark milestones in their development:” Easy Eats, founded by Christian Krohg ’22 and Katharine Dougherty ’22, and Sklaza, founded by Josh Kim ’22.
Both tech-based businesses competed in the Greenlight Maine Collegiate Challenge pitch competition, “a statewide collaboration of entrepreneurial catalysts and corporate leaders that promotes and mentors the development and growth of business in the state,” the Press Herald reported. Easy Eats, an app-based food-delivery service platform that delivers to college dormitory doors, is a finalist in the competition, while Sklaza, an online marketplace devoted to college students that “tackles overconsumption, encourages recycling, and environmental sustainability,” was a semi-finalist.
“Technology and innovation is a key area of growth for downtown Waterville, and the mid-Maine region, and the success of Easy Eats and Sklaza is both a testament to their founders’ hard work and to the support of incredibly dynamic partners including MTI, Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space, and Colby College,” said Garvan Donegan, director of planning and economic development at Central Maine Growth Council.
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