Stache Bomb vs. Switchdown

Episode 7: November 12

Greenlight Maine / Season Two

Sponsored by Husson University

The Presenters

Jamin Badger
Stache Bomb is a men's grooming company specializing in mustache wax and facial hair products. Stache Bomb was founded in 2012 by Waxmaster Jamin Badger after his local drug store stopped carrying mustache wax. Stache Bomb is a well known brand within the mustache and beard lifestyle and is sold woldwide. Stache Bomb is a long time sponsor of Portland's own Stache Pag, a facial hair competition held annually.
Jon Hanson
SwitchDown is a company dedicated to creating smart, easy to use power control products. It was founded by Jon Hanson around patent-pending technology that Jon developed to synchronize three-way switches and is now branching into other switch and power related innovations.

The Judges

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Robert Clark
Since becoming Husson University’s sixth president in January 2010, Bob Clark has engaged the University in moving forward an ambitious agenda of student success. Husson University provides students with strong professional degree preparations in business, health sciences and communications. The University is recognized as a top ten university in the nation in terms of the percentage of its graduates who have engaged in internship, clinical or practicum experiences as required for their academic programs. Clark has led the campus in achieving academic success and growth while also creating new facilities and enhancing the beauty of the existing campus environment.

Clark engaged the Husson campus in the development of its Shaping Our Future strategic plan that focuses on the key priorities of Delivering Academic Excellence, Strengthening University Resources, Enriching Community Engagement and Integrating Student Life. These initiatives have been manifested in a strong curriculum, an expanded residential environment, increased Division III athletic opportunities and increased graduate education opportunities, including professional doctoral degree opportunities in Physical Therapy and Pharmacy.

Clark also served as the President of the Maine Independent Colleges Association and was a member of the NCAA President’s Advisory Group for Division III along with other civic and community involvement. Clark has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine, an MBA from the University of Maine and a Ph.D. in Finance from Purdue University. Complementing his academic degrees he also earned the professional CFA designation. Prior to coming to Husson he was the Schroeder Family dean of Business and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the University of Evansville in Indiana. In addition, he has held faculty and administrative appointments at the University of Vermont, the University of Tampa and Butler University.

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Heather Sanborn
Heather and her husband Nathan founded Rising Tide Brewing Company in 2010 with a tiny one-barrel brewing system in a small garage off Riverside Street in Portland. In 2012, the company relocated to Portland's East Bayside neighborhood where they have expanded dramatically and play a key role in transforming their neighborhood on the edge of Portland's peninsula. The brewery was named the City of Portland's 2014 Small Business of the Year and one of MaineBiz's fastest growing Maine businesses. Heather was featured in Mainebiz as a 2015 Woman to Watch. Heather has also served as president of the board of the Maine Brewers' Guild.

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Jamieson Webking
Jamieson Webking is the Project Manager and Scrum Master at Zootility Tools; a Maine owned and operated product design and manufacturing company. Designing products with overall functionality and usefulness in mind, we're on a mission to redefine American Made manufacturing startups and show that it's still possible to build a manufacturing company that pays a living wage, provides an optimal work-life balance, and encourages growth in all areas - including its local community. Jamieson is also on the Steering Committee and Co-chair of Programs for Maine Startup and Create Week, a Certified SCORE Mentor, and an amateur podcaster.
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