Re-Fridge vs. Tip Whip

Episode One: September 10

Greenlight Maine / Season Two

Sponsored by FAME

The Presenters

Mitch Newlin
Founder / President (Pic 1)
Max Mogensen
Director of Brand and Marketing (Pic 2)
Re-Fridge is a college-based company that buys, sells, and stores pre-loved mini-fridges. The company is based in Brunswick and is the brainchild of Mitch Newlin, a Bates College student who envisioned a more environmentally friendly process after seeing the waste generated by the college move-in and move-out process. Customers place orders through the Re-Fridge web app and then get their fridges picked up and delivered, free of charge, right at their dorm or off-campus address. Students can help the environment and get a great dorm room fridge, scheduling deliveries and pick-ups with just a click. Some might say it’s the Uber of mini-fridges!
Spencer Wood
Founder / CEO
Tip Whip is the world's first ride-sharing mobile app exclusively focused on college student safety. We want every college student to get home safely regardless of how much money they have in their pockets. There are no fees for rides but tips for good service are encouraged.

The Judges

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Chris Roney
Chris has served as either Deputy Counsel or General Counsel at Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) for the past 20 years. Over that time he has been involved in all aspects of economic development finance, including program development, structuring and closing loans and guaranties, analysis and awarding of tax credits, and drafting and providing testimony in favor of regulatory and statutory initiatives. Prior to joining FAME, he worked at two separate law firms in Portland, Maine, focusing on tax, business planning, and bankruptcy. Chris earned a BA in economics, cum laude, from Villanova University, and a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law.

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Dave Anderson
Dr. Anderson is Managing Director of Supply Chain Ventures, LLC, a venture capital and consulting company specializing in marketing, sales and supply chain software investing. He is a retired managing partner of supply chain consulting at Accenture, a global technology consulting company. He serves on the Board of Directors of Descartes Systems Group, of Waterloo, Ontario, Steelwedge Software , of Pleasanton, California, Aiko Biotechnology, a Portland, Maine drug development company, Placester of Boston, Massachusetts, NBD Nanotechnology of Boston, Massachusetts and is Board Chairman of Control Group, a New York City-based digital media technology consulting company. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the University of New England and a member of the Boston College Technology Council. Dr. Anderson received his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Econometrics and Finance from Boston College and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut.

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Ed McKersie
Ed McKersie is the Founder and President of LiveandWorkinMaine LLC, a state wide initiative established to increase awareness of career opportunities here in Maine. The website and related efforts are focused on keeping young people here in Maine, and marketing Maine as a career destination to job seekers around the globe – and to those already here. He is also the Founder and President of Pro Search, Inc., a staffing and recruiting firm. Established in 1994 in Portland, the firm is now the largest locally owned firm of its kind in the State of Maine.

Ed was also a co-founder and early investor in, a locally focused internet job site, launched in 1999, that has grown into the largest regional job site in New England. Ed and his partners successfully sold the business in 2005.
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