Live and work (for yourself) in Maine! If you’re looking to start or grow your business here, Maine has great resources to help you meet other entrepreneurs, secure funding, and make your company a success.
hear from other entrepreneurs
One tough part about running your own business can be the feeling like you’re doing it alone, but in Maine you’ve got great company!
Take a look at how some other entrepreneurs who have chosen Maine as the place to start, grow or expand their business are making it work.
Maine has been named the best state in New England to start a business, which is no surprise considering that our state has a long history of entrepreneurship and supporting businesses. “Yankee Ingenuity” runs in our blood, as evidenced by our fifth-generation fishermen and fisherwomen, innovative forest products manufacturers, and advanced biotechnology companies. The state has a booming tech and startup scene, so whether you want to launch a new endeavor, join an existing company, or relocate your startup to Maine, we have the entrepreneurial ecosystem to support you.
Maine is making historic investments in innovation and Maine businesses to continue this legacy. This includes an $8 million investment in advancing diversity in the business community and $21 million to expand broadband access throughout the state. Now is the perfect time to launch or expand your business in Maine.
Whether you’re developing a new software product, or building the state’s next publicly traded company focused on research and development, Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is an asset for you.
MTI offers grants, loans, equity investments, and services to support Maine’s innovation economy. They support new ideas, products, or methods with the potential to grow and diversify Maine’s economy and increase the number of quality jobs throughout the state through direct support of innovators and through support of programs and infrastructure that encourage innovation.
Roux Institute - Entrepreneurship
The Roux Institute is reinventing the way universities support entrepreneurs. Northeastern University’s Portland graduate campus offers a variety of founder residency programs, Smart Summits, mentorship, and an entrepreneurship immersion program.
Maine has the resources, mentors, programs and capital to grow your business.
The startup infrastructure in Maine is extensive but most importantly accessible.
If you’re looking to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem, join Maine Accelerates Growth (MxG).
MxG is a network of organizations committed to building an inclusive ecosystem to support innovators and businesses to scale in Maine and beyond.