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Which Kind of Entrepreneur are You? Explaining the ‘Founder’s Dilemma’

As an entrepreneur, would you rather be a king or be rich? This question lies at the core of Harvard Business School professor Noah Wasserman’s research into the motivations and corresponding outcomes of major choices facing entrepreneurs at all levels. Specifically, Wasserman’s research addresses one......

Western Maine Venture Fund

Opus Ventures and the Skowhegan Savings Charitable Foundation are extremely proud to announce the formation of the Western Maine Venture Fund. By sharing the collective vision of helping local entrepreneurs grow and prosper, the two groups have been able to establish a fund focused on......

Invest in Maine Series – Opportunity in Impact Investing

In Maine, economic growth and community development go hand in hand. The Mayo Mill project in Dover-Foxcroft is exemplary. The $11 million development is transforming the defunct Moosehead furniture mill into a dynamic town center, creating over 40 jobs, eight businesses, a data center, and......

A VCC Hybrid

I would like to highlight a recent article published by the NY Times: “Expa Labs Will Nurture Tech Start-Ups a Few at a Time.” The Expa Labs model of supporting a few projects at a time closely resembles our strategy at Opus Ventures as we......

Is My Start-Up Missing This Critical Step?

Starting a business can be a daunting task, especially if this is your first start-up or perhaps even your first step into the world of business. Luckily, the internet is full of checklists to guide you through the process. Most lists mention performing market research,......

Supergraphic

The Marketing Technology Supergraphic published by Chiefmartec.com and designed by Scott Brinker, is a collection of over 3,500 logos showcasing companies across the marketing technology landscape. Scott Brinker, a blogger of new marketing technologies, condensed and categorized the firms in their respective function and uses.......

4 Tips to Secure Venture Capital

Let’s face it, even with that million-dollar business idea proper funding is quite literally the golden ticket to bring ideas into full fledged execution. Unfortunately if you’re an avid Shark Tank follower, attracting and securing the right venture capitalist takes a bit more formality than......

Concept to Market Ventures: Bringing Technology to Life

Concept to Market Ventures: Bringing Technology to Life Concept to Market Ventures (CTM Ventures) is a Maine-based strategic partner of Opus Ventures and Opus Consulting Group. CTM incubates and accelerates technology from ideas to market and shares the hybrid venture consulting model similar to Opus Ventures. The......

The Hybrid Venture Model with Opus Ventures

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....