The start of Maine esports gets a very controversial place in the Portland Institute’s new technical accelerator

A Harpswell company that uses artificial intelligence to analyze players’ performance in sports competitions is one of ten startups selected for a new accelerator program aimed at strengthening Maine’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator said on Tuesday that it had selected Omnic Data, eight other US companies and one from Chile. The companies were selected from an area with hundreds of teams applying for the 13-week program where they can refine their business models and interact with other entrepreneurs, faculty and potential investors.

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

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