The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs (MCE) and FocusMaine celebrated the first anniversary of the Cultivator Program and the first 10 member companies in March 2019.
MCE’s Cultivator program supports the growth of Maine food, beverage and agriculture companies over a 12-month period by providing hands-on strategic assessments, tailored professional resources, and interactive business forums focused on overcoming the specific strategic challenges participant companies face as they attempt to grow and scale.
The Cultivator Program is sponsored by FocusMaine, Verrill Dana, and Norway Savings Bank. Other local businesses, partner organizations, program advisors and mentors also contribute to the success of the program.
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Established in 1997, MCE’s mission is to build and lead a community of growth-oriented businesses in Maine, by providing the training, connections, coaching and mentors they need to commercialize and grow their ideas, products and services so that their companies will drive the growth of Maine’s economy. Over its 20-year history, the organization has accelerated the growth of hundreds of businesses and established a mentor network of over 150 members.