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3/16/12 - Maine entrepreneurs interested in growing their technology-based businesses are invited to learn about Maine Technology Institute (MTI) funding

Maine entrepreneurs interested in growing their technology-based businesses are invited to attend an upcoming Maine Technology Institute (MTI) workshop or webinar to learn about applying to MTI’s Business Innovation Program. Through MTI, funding is available for business planning, market research, intellectual property filing, prototype development or later-stage R&D activities for technology-based business ventures.

At each workshop, MTI program specialists will discuss the activities eligible for funding under the TechStart, Seed Grant,  Small Business Innovation Research Grants and Development Loan and Business Accelerator Grant options. Each funding component requires a 1:1 dollar match consisting of actual cash, salaries, staff time or equipment and in-kind contributions directly attributable to the proposed project.

To register for workshops or webinars, please go to the MTI website at www.mainetechnology.org and refer to the Dates and Deadlines section or contact Linda Adams, Program Assistant at ladams@mainetechnology.org or 207-588-1018. Reservations are strongly encouraged to help MTI assure adequate space and seating. Walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.

WEBINARS

Webinars are specific to individual funding applications including Techstart and Seed Grants, Development Loans and Fedral Small Business Innovation Reserach Grants

March 26 10-11:30am SBIR

April 10 2-3:30pm TechStart and Seed Grant

April 18 10-11:30am Development Loan and Business Accelerator Grant

WORKSHOPS

Workshops include information on Techstart and Seed Grants, Development Loans, Business Acclerator Grants and SBIR grant applications

May 23

Wells 9:30-11:30am, York County Community College

Machias 10am-Noon, University of Maine Machias

May 24

Portland 9:30-11:30am, Abromson Center, USM

Lewiston 1-3pm, Lewiston-Auburn College, USM

MTI is a publicly financed, private nonprofit organization created by the Legislature to stimulate research and development activity leading to the commercialization of new products, processes and services in the state's seven technology-intensive sectors. Programs are designed to enhance the competitive position of those sectors and increase the likelihood that one or more of the sectors will support clusters of industrial activity and create quality jobs across Maine. More about MTI at: www.mainetechnology.org.

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