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Maine esports startup gets hotly contested slot in Portland institute’s new tech accelerator

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A Harpswell company using artificial intelligence to analyze player performance in esports competitions is one of 10 startups chosen for a new accelerator program aimed at boosting Maine’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator said Tuesday that it had chosen Omnic Data, eight other U.S. companies and one from Chile. The companies were picked from a field of hundreds of teams that applied for the 13-week program at which they can refine their business models and interact with other entrepreneurs, institute faculty and potential investors.

The accelerator, which started operations Monday, is a collaboration between the Roux Institute at Northeastern University, a Portland-based graduate school and research center, and Techstars, a Colorado-based startup accelerator with more than 24 locations. The Portland accelerator is the second in New England after Boston.

Maine esports startup gets hotly contested slot in Portland institute’s new tech accelerator