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Community Staffing Partners awarded Top Gun Diversity Scholarship

March 10, 2021 (Portland, ME) The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs (MCE) has awarded the first of a series of Diversity Scholarships to Top Gun 2021 participant Community Staffing Partners in Lewiston, Maine. Over the years MCE has successfully increased participation among women on our Board of Directors, client businesses, and mentors, however, we believe more […]

32 Companies Selected for Annual Statewide Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program

January 7, 2021 Maine Center for Entrepreneurs and Partners Announce the 2021 Top Gun Class (Portland, ME) The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs (MCE) along with its partners, the University of Maine, the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College, announced today the 32 businesses selected […]

Announcing the 2020 Top Gun Entrepreneurs

PORTLAND, Maine, January 16, 2020 – The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs (MCE) along with its partners, the University of Maine, Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Focus Maine, Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GRMI),  The Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College and Maine Center Ventures, announced the 44 entrepreneurs selected for the […]

2020 Top Gun Applications Open – Two New Industry Specialty Classes

(Portland, ME) The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs (MCE) and its partners the University of Maine, FocusMaine, Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and Lewiston/Auburn Metro Chamber, announced that applications are now being accepted for Top Gun, Maine’s premiere entrepreneurship acceleration program that has helped more than 250 startups since 2009. […]

Maine Center for Entrepreneurs Launches New “MarketShare Accel” Service

PORTLAND, MAINE June 26, 2019.  The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs (MCE) is pleased to announce the launch of the MarketShare Accel program. The initiative was developed to help Maine’s Food and Beverage companies grow by using trade data and coaching to expand sales beyond the state of Maine. The initiative was developed with founding partner […]

Announcing the 2019 Top Gun Showcase Finalists

PORTLAND, Maine, May 10, 2019 – The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs (MCE) along with its partners, the University of Maine, the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council, MaineStream Finance, and the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College, announced the winners of the 2019 Top Gun Program’s regional semifinal pitch events. Regional pitch events […]

David E. Shaw Prize to Support Maine Entrepreneurs

PORTLAND, Maine, February 19, 2019 – The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs (MCE) announced today that David E. Shaw will sponsor a $25,000 prize to a winning entrepreneur at MCE’s annual “Top Gun” Showcase event scheduled for May 23, 2019.  Shaw is Managing Partner of Black Point Group, co-founder and Chairman of Covetrus (formerly Vets First […]