Programs & Services

MCED provides 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, an MCED Money Track company, a participant in the Top Gun program, or you simply attend one of our workshops, your odds of success will increase.

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Top Gun Program

Top Gun Program

Many high potential Maine entrepreneurs have benefited from MCED's Top Gun program, which has evolved considerably since it was first offered in fall 2009. At its core, the Top Gun Track is designed to accelerate entrepreneurial development using training, mentoring and the development of community connections. Top Gun is comprised of two connected programs and graduates often go on to utilize continuing assistance through their relationship with MCED.

Memberships

Memberships

MCED offers memberships focused on preparing entrepreneurs for equity and/or MTI funding, including coaching on business issues that must be addressed ahead of financing. In addition to regular meetings with our internal coaches, we offer referred introductions as appropriate to members of the Maine Mentor Network and MCED's deep pool of vetted professional service providers, entrepreneurs, investors and university resources.

Programs & Services

Lunch and Learn

MCED's monthly Lunch & Learn program offers area businesses a simple opportunity: a two hour dive into a specific area of business in a talk and discussion format that is hosted by an expert in the topic field. Pick the brain of an industry expert and go back to the office with a list of ideas to implement. 

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Table Talk

A sister program to our broader Lunch & Learn series, our Table Talk series is a deeper dive into some of the more complex topics that entrepreneurs and business professionals encounter as they strive to stay competitive. With an intimate setting limited to 12 attendees, Table Talk participants benefit from dynamic group discussion and interaction with the workshop presenter. 

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Maine Mentor Network

One of the most successful strategies for accelerating entrepreneurs and their companies is to pair them with a strong team of mentors to provide guidance in the crucial early stages of business development.  That’s why we created the Maine Mentor Network.  The Maine Mentor network gives entrepreneurs access to the most extensive network of professionals in the State of Maine.  These are talented mentors with demonstrated success, bringing their deep industry knowledge and real world experience to bear on the roadblocks and issues businesses might encounter on their road to success.  

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