Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development
At MCED our model is to provide a broad array of relevant programing, quality mentorship, world-class training and expertise to encourage sustainable, Maine-based entrepreneurship. Whether you're a founder looking for a place to exchange ideas at one of our roundtable sessions, a member of MCED, a participant in the Top Gun program, or you simply attend one of our workshops, your odds of success will increase
Maine Patent Program
Our mission is to support economic development by helping Maine inventors and small businesses understand how to identify and protect their intellectual property. We are a resource for information and education on the patent process and other means of intellectual property protection. We are here to help you learn what needs to be done to obtain and maintain legal rights in your ideas, if possible, and to provide assistance with the patent process to those who qualify.
Maine Technology Institute
The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is a private, non-profit corporation that offers early-stage capital and commercialization assistance for the research and development of technologies that create new products, processes and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine.
Each MTI funding program has an application process where applications are reviewed for their criteria. Start Here can help you assess which program you might explore for funding. Please see individual FUND programs to determine the right fit for your idea and business development phase.