Top Gun Midcoast Pitch Off

May 24, 2017

MaineStream Finance and the Maine Center For Entrepreneurial Development will present the 2017 Midcoast Top Gun Pitch Off  on May 24th at CMCA in Rockland.

This is the third time the Midcoast has hosted this annual prestigious entrepreneurial training and acceleration program, and the first time as a partnership between the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and MaineStream Finance.

Entrepreneurs from the region will be presenting their pitches before a panel of judges. The two top winners will go on to present their ideas at the statewide Top Gun Showcase in Portland on June 7, competing for a $10,000 prize. Other Top Gun programs that will be represented in the Showcase have been presented in Portland, Bangor, and Lewiston/Auburn.

The evening begins at 5 PM with networking and socializing . When the pitching starts each entrepreneur will have exactly five minutes to show the judges that their idea is innovative, feasible, viable, and has clear growth potential. Two entrepreneurs will be selected to go on to the final competition round at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.