Top Gun entrepreneurship program to include aquaculture startups, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and its partners are expanding next year’s Top Gun entrepreneurship program to include companies in the aquaculture sector. MCED announced applications are now being accepted for Top Gun 2018, an acceleration program that has helped more than 175 startups since 2009, according to the article. Partnering with the University of Maine, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center and Lewiston/Auburn Economic Growth Council, MCED stated in a news release that the 2018 program will accept about 40 companies in total, about 10 companies in each of the 2018 locations: Portland, Bangor, Lewiston/Auburn and Brunswick. MCED stated that due to the support of Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Brunswick class will be focused on companies in the aquaculture sector, including shellfish and seaweed producers, processors and businesses that provide support services, Mainebiz reported.