Upcoming Workshops and Webinars

Join us for a free workshop or webinar!


TechStart and Seed Grant Workshops

MTI offers early stage grants to entrepreneurs and companies who are developing innovative products, processes or services.

TechStart Grants of up to $5,000 can be used to conduct market research, develop a business plan, and file for patent protections. Learn more here.

Seed Grants of up to $25,000 can be used to develop a prototype, demonstrate proof of concept, and conduct field trials. Learn more here.

Join us at one of our workshops or webinar to learn more about these funding opportunities! Workshops include lunch, but registration is required:

Portland Workshop  –   October 4th  12:00 – 2:00 PM

Bangor Workshop  –   October 5th 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Webinar*  –   October 11th 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Who should attend?

Inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, anyone who wants to know about early-stage funding programs and resources available for innovative technology-based ideas!

Have questions?


Kim Doughty, Lending and Grant Associate
(207) 203-2072 or by email, kdoughty@mainetechnology.org

* Click here for system requirements for webinar


MTAF 2.0 Workshops

The Maine Technology Asset Fund 2.0 provides challenge grants for infrastructure, equipment and technology upgrades for research, development and commercialization. The projects that are selected will be those that lead applicants to hold and gain market share, increase revenues, expand employment or retain jobs.

Come learn about this opportunity and about the Lightning Rounds being held this Autumn.

All workshops are open to the public, free of charge, but require registration.

Public Workshops/Potential Applicants

This workshop is geared to potential applicants to clarify purpose of the Program and help applicants to assess whether they might choose to apply for the Lightning Rounds.

October 2, 3-4:00 PM  Farmington
October 3, 2-3:00 PM  Belfast
October 3, 10-11:00 AM Portland
October 5, 1-2:00 PM  Portland
October 6, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Caribou – Contact Dana Delano, (207)521-1713 or email at ddelano@nmdc.org
October 11, 3:30-4:30 PM Fairfield

Workshops for Service Providers/Business Counselors and others who work with potential applicants

This workshop is geared towards service providers, business counselors and others who assist clients with business planning, expansion and success. We will help train service providers to have a level of comfort with their understanding of the Program to offer technical assistance throughout the application process.

October 2, 2-3:00 PM  Farmington
October 3, 1-2:00 PM  Belfast
October 5, 12-1:00 PM Portland
October 11, 2:30-3:30 PM Fairfield



Have questions?


Martha Bentley, Director of Innovation Infrastructure
(207) 582-4790 ext. 205 or by email, mbentley@mainetechnology.org