Maine Accelerates Growth (MxG): is a network of organizations and individuals committed to building an inclusive ecosystem to support innovators and businesses to scale in Maine and beyond.
We believe that a vibrant, inclusive innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem will result in a more abundant, equitable, and sustainable economy and make Maine a great place to live, work and play.
We work together to share expertise, seek best practices, and to address system gaps. We promote the successes of Maine startups and entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs), and collaborate to attract talent and inspire innovation.
Our values are to be inclusive, action-oriented, and metric-focused. We think long-term and system-wide, and seek ways to be more collaborative.
Our monthly meetings highlight the activities of Maine Technology Institute, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, organizations that support startups, and startups in Maine.
New to Maine's Startup Ecosystem? Start here.
News & Events:
Maine Startup Insider
Maine Technology Institute (MTI) Newsletter
"Of Interest" Calendar of Events
Small Business Startup Coaching & Classes:
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Scalable Business Training and Accelerators:
Maine Center for Entrepreneurs (MCE)
UMaine Foster Center for Entrepreneurship
Scalable Business Grants, Loans, and Investments:
Maine Technology Institute (MTI)
Maine Venture Fund (MVF)
Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
UMaine Office of Innovation and Economic Development
Maine Manufacturing Association
Food and Farm Specific Support:
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener's Association (MOFGA)
Fork Food Lab
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Resources for Immigrant & BIPOC Entrepreneurs:
The Indus Fund
Immigrant Welcome Center
Black Owned Maine (BOM)
The Third Place
Four Directions Development Corp
For a complete searchable list of several hundred resources in Maine, visit The Maine Resource Compass
MxG Meetings and Workgroups
MxG Email List 2-3 emails a month with invites to monthly meetings, notes from last meetings, and announcements Signup
MxG monthly Zoom Meeting is from 11-12:15 on Third Thursdays Sept-June. The agenda includes updates from MTI and DECD; presentations by organizations that support entrepreneurs, and presentations by startups, as well as general networking and announcements. Evergreen Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89666365169?pwd=SHAzL1kwTmcyYm1PdkdzNVNLNUZ6dz09
Meeting ID: 896 6636 5169, Passcode: 1 ; One tap mobile +13126266799,,89666365169# US (Chicago)
Notes and recordings from 2023 MxG Meetings
2023 January Video recording.
Notes from 2022 MxG Meetings
Notes from 2021 MxG Meetings
Workgroups: in 2021 we created 6 workgroups to create proposals to set up Maine’s innovation infrastructure, economy, and culture for the next 20+years. See workgroup document here:
Business Facility Tours: MxG hosts and promotes tours of Maine facilities; suggest a business tour.
Contact Liz Trice, MxG Coordinator for Maine Technology Institute (MTI)
By connecting organizations who support entrepreneurs throughout the state, MxG strengthens the startup ecosystem. We are grateful to be part of such a vibrant network.
Bobbie Lamont, Membership Chair, Maine Angels