$5 Million Available for Entrepreneurial Support Organizations: MTI’s PRIME Ecosystem Fund Accepting Proposals Until November 15

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Roux Institute’s Venture Showcase.  This first-of-its-kind, and soon to be annual, event featured business pitches from the nine startups graduating from the Roux’s 2022 Founder Residency, keynote speeches from high-profile entrepreneurs and local leaders, and updates from the Roux’s portfolio companies (Techstars and Founder Residency). It was… Read more »

Maine’s Life Sciences Sector is Strong and Growing: Jobs in Sector Increased at Fastest Pace of all New England States

Last week, during their annual conference, the Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) released its 2022 State of the Industry report.  It revealed some wonderful sector-related data about the strengths of Maine’s life sciences sector. Life sciences/biotechnology is one of Maine’s seven targeted technology sectors and the 2022 State of the Industry report demonstrates why our… Read more »

Yes, MTI’s MTAF Program was Worth the Investment!

The Portland Press Herald ran a couple of stories this month focused on a $45 million voter-approved research and development infrastructure bond approved by voters in 2017 and questioned whether the economic impacts associated with it were worth the investment. The funds, deployed through an MTI vehicle referred to as the Maine Technology Asset Fund… Read more »