Jason Harkins is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Maine Business School. In addition to his academic research, he has worked within the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the state since arriving in 2008. He has acted as a fractional executive officer and advisory board member for several scalable, investment oriented companies in and through the seed stage of investment. He ran Scratchpad Accelerator in 2015 and 2017 with Lisa and facilitated Bangor Top Gun classes from 2013-2017. He has attended a number of conferences and meetings on accelerator best practices throughout the country.