Maddie Purcell is the founder of Fyood Kitchen, an award-winning startup that puts on cooking competition parties – absolutely no experience required.
In the past year, Maddie has been nationally recognized as the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur of the year by SCORE and named to the 2018 MaineBiz Next List, while Fyood Kitchen was named an American Small Business Champion and the SCORE Maine Innovative Business Award winner.
Recently, Maddie launched the Experience Maine Gift Guide to promote the quality and variety of experiential businesses in Maine. As local and national spending shifts toward experiences instead of things, Maddie saw an opportunity to grow the experiential side of the Maine economy by helping other providers across the state take advantage of the Maine brand.
Maddie is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and experiences and a coach and mentor for early founders. Outside of business, you can find her on the Ultimate frisbee field or hiking a mountain.