Does Your Event Support the Innovation Economy? Choose MTI as a Sponsor
MTI supports Maine’s innovation economy through event sponsorships that promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Maine.
Types of Funding
Typical Award Amount
Criteria for Application
Your organization must be a Maine-based organization: This means your organization must be registered in Maine or have a significant presence in Maine. MTI’s sponsorship policy is designed to complement, but not duplicate other MTI funding programs. Sponsorships must achieve one of these three goals:
Informing targeted audiences about MTI’s programs and highlighting the success of MTI portfolio companies with a goal of generating a strong application pipeline and greater understanding of MTI’s mission, goals and success.
Celebrating the success of an MTI partner, program, or portfolio company with a goal of encouraging a culture of aspiration and success in Maine.
Education or connection
Providing MTI portfolio companies, potential MTI portfolio companies, entrepreneurs and innovators with educational or connections/networking opportunities needed to strengthen their ability to grow and succeed.
How to Apply
Event sponsorship applications start with filling out an interest form.
Step 1: Fill out the interest form
Note that the interest form is not a funding application form – it simply provides basic information so we can contact you to see if your event is a good fit for sponsorship.
Step 2: Meet with us
Within 5-8 days we will contact you to schedule a meeting, either in-person or on the phone. Potential event sponsorship applicants typically meet with MTI’s president. This conversation is to assess whether your event is a good fit for sponsorship.
Step 3: Decision
MTI will get back to you within 5-10 business days with our decision.
Step 4: Contract
If the sponsorship request is approved, MTI and the applicant will sign a sponsorship contract.