Portland's thriving food scene has helped inspire its annual startup week.

This week kicks off the second annual Maine Startup & Create Week (MSCW), which brings together startups and innovators for a week of presentations and events throughout the city of Portland. From June 22 through 28, MSCW will host eight events per day in addition to a keynote speaker each afternoon.  The organizers have released a full schedule, which includes over 45 workshops, presentations, and panel discussions.More →

24M founders Yet-Ming Chiang and Throop Wilder, outside the Cambridge company's "dry room" for battery production.

The company believes its new battery design will cut the cost of today’s lithium ion batteries in half. That’s a big deal for a product that is embedded in smartphones, laptops, electric vehicles, and used in power back-up systems. “We think it’s the safest lithium ion battery ever made,” says Yet-Ming Chiang, co-founder and chief scientist of Cambridge-based 24M Technologies. More →