2014 Top Gun Class Announced  

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) and the University of Maine’s Target Technology Center are pleased to announce the 2014 Top Gun Maine class. The highly competitive program began five years ago and for the past two years expanded statewide to include Bangor area entrepreneurs. Most of the entrepreneurs in this year’s class participated in Top Gun Prep, a nine-week online course offered by MCED in both the summer and fall. 

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  • “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.”

    -Peter Drucker

  • “You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down.”

    -Reid Hoffman, Founder, LinkedIn

  • “Top Gun made me re-explore in depth my initial thoughts about my business and strengthen my business plan by seeing the big picture.”

    -Kay Aikin Introspective Systems, LLC

  • “The pursuit of opportunities, regardless of the resources one controls.”

    -Entrepreneurship Definition from the Harvard Business School

The LL Bean/Lee Surace Colloquium Series hosts David Kappos

21 April 2014

David Kappos, Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Morre, LLP and former Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, will present on Maine's...... View Event

Angels vs. The Crowd: The New Era of Equity Funding

23 April 2014

Presenter: Don Gooding, Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Greg Fryer, Verrill Dana With the impending...... View Event

Equity Prep

7 May 2014 02:00 to 04:00

Speaker:  Don Gooding, MCED Executive Director If your company is thinking about raising equity – selling shares – there is a lot to get ready before you start asking for checks. This...... View Event