SBIR News & Deadlines

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program is the largest source of early-stage, high-risk technology financing in the United States. Eleven federal agencies participate in this program to provide over $3.7 billion for early stage research and development projects leading to commercialization of products, processes or services. The programs… Read more »

EforAll – All Ideas Pitch Contest

When: May 15, 2024Where: Lewiston, ME (exact location TBD)Important dates: Must apply by April 24 at 9 pm ET Check of the EforAll website FMI Fast-paced, fun community events that help early-stage entrepreneurs gain valuable exposure and feedback on a business idea. Great opportunity to network, validate a business idea, and compete to win a cash… Read more »

Becoming a Boss, CEI’s Women’s Business Center Event

  When: April, 3, 2024, 9-10:30amWhere: US Custom House, 312 Fore St., Portland, ME 04101 Register here Join this event to learn from inspirational female entrepreneurs as they share their journey leading diverse teams and owning their own power and potential. Hear from four amazing women about how they owned their role as a boss,… Read more »

Maine Resources for Underserved Entrepreneurs

Recently, our friends at Mainebiz did a great piece that outlined many of the resources here in Maine for innovators. We of course are proudly involved in many of these programs and entities.  In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to call out two resources – one mentioned in the Mainebiz piece, CEI’s Women’s… Read more »