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Incubators + Business Counseling

Incubators + Business Counseling

Casco Bay Technology Hub supports entrepreneurship, collaboration, networking, technology culture, eductation, recruiting and funding, as the epicenter for all things tech in Portland.

Common Good Ventures provides expert advice and hands-on guidance to the nonprofit sector to improve its performance, maximize its impact, and position it to successfully address the social and economic challenges facing those it serves.

Factory Portland provides business and marketing support for local bands and musicians.

Finance Authority of Maine has a Business Plan Writing and Development Guideand other resources to help Maine businesses acquire funding necessary for economic development.

Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development is part of a state-wide incubator, runs the Top Gun entrepreneurship accelerator, and is part of the Portland Innovation Hub funded by Blackstone Accelerates Growth.

Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community helps Maine women build skills, gain confidence, and develop professional networks.

Maine International Trade Center is a public-private nonprofit organization that helps Maine business increase their international trade in goods and services through trade missions and related activities.

Through the Maine Patent Program the Center offers technology transfer and patent assistance to scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs throughout Maine.

Maine Small Business Development Centers provide comprehensive business management assistance, training, resource and information services to small and technology-based businesses in Maine.

SCORE Maine provides free confidential business planning counseling, low cost workshops, and access to their extensive resource library.

Startup Portland is a "community of entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and creative misfits." Through their site and events, enterprising individuals can access the knowledge and resources to help their new ventures get off the ground, while supporting others who are doing the same.

USM’s Center for Law & Innovation hosts conferences on legal and business issues affecting various technology sectors, and sponsors regular forums and lectures on law and innovation.

Women’s Business Center at Coastal Enterprises Inc. supports women business owners and entrepreneurs through targeted training, business assistance and finance programs.