Sidewalk Buttler vs. Truck Task

Episode 12: December 17

Greenlight Maine / Season Two

Sponsored by Maine Office of Tourism

The Presenters

Mike Roylos
Founder / Head of Manufacturing (Pic 1)
Jared Bowns
Software Development (Pic 2)
UrbanCare is a startup located in Portland, Maine, focused on creating products that help urban planners to cultivate a healthy and environmentally sustainable community. Founded in 2012 by local resident Michael Roylos, the company has first focused on tackling the problem of cigarette waste with their Sidewalk Buttler product line, billed as the world's first "smart cigarette receptacle". All collected cigarette butts are 100% recycled and the ability to collect disposal statistics exists, which helps urban planners and businesses alike to see the impact of their investments/initiatives. The company is quickly expanding to collecting sensitive air pollution data with their Brilliant Buttler product in the coming months. Since January 2016, UrbanCare has quickly moved into 7 US states and 2 countries and with many more installations on the way.
David E. Grant
TruckTask is a privately owned and patented invention. It began when inventor David Grant of Brewer wanted to improve the function of the snow plow. TruckTask is the interface between a pickup truck and any tool such as a forklift or a power broom. It makes heavy machinery affordable for a broad range of end users, including contractors and farmers. TruckTask will spawn an entire Maine-based industry. We have an agreement with a local manufacturer for the primary unit, and are currently in negotiations with other tool fabricators. We are prepared to begin manufacturing at once.

The Judges

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Carolann Oulette
Carolann is responsible for the overall operations of the Office of Tourism and the Maine Film Office. She provides a strategic direction and planning for the major elements of the tourism office’s integrated marketing programs including Advertising, Media Relations, Social Media, International Marketing, Group & Leisure Sales, Research, Product Development, Adventure Tourism, Cultural & Heritage Tourism and, Special Promotions.

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Sandra Ruch
Sandra Ruch is a documentary film producer and creative advisor for filmmakers, festivals and media companies. Ms. Ruch is Director Emeritus of the IDA (International Documentary Association), where she served as Executive Director and Publisher of Documentary magazine. Prior to I.D.A., Ms. Ruch was President of Marketing for New Line Cinema, Sr. Vice President for Cinergi Pictures, and, for 12 years, served as Manager of Cultural Programs for Mobil Oil Corporation where she supervised Mobil/PBS television’s Masterpiece Theatre and “Mystery”.

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Susan Dench
Susan Dench works with organizations to strengthen the bench of women leaders. Her firm, Success & Co., accelerates the advancement of a diverse workforce by providing powerful, transformative learning experiences which engage and develop emerging women leaders so they can bring the best of who they are to work each day, making an immediate contribution to their organization's ongoing success, and equipping them to handle progressively more important roles and increasingly complex challenges. An expert on women in business, speaker and author, Susan brings a unique blend of strategic vision, expertise and advocacy to her position. Her latest book, “Connectworking: The Savvy Woman’s Guide To Turning Small Talk Into Big Business,” is a must-read for women who want to own the room, smash glass ceilings or take their businesses to greater heights.
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