I am excited to announce that I have been selected to participate in the 2014 Top Gun Entrepreneur Program held here in Maine. After going through an interview process my business was chosen to be a part of this five month program with bi-monthly classes and networking events. Our first meeting is Jan. 4th.
Here is an excerpt from their website that explains the program:
"Top Gun identifies high potential entrepreneurs in Maine through a competitive application process in November and December. In January they are matched with mentors who help guide them as they continue to develop their innovative products, business models and companies. The classes of six to 12 entrepreneurs in each location convene about every other Wednesday night (plus an intensive Saturday) for networking and mentor meetings over dinner. Sessions can include opportunites for pitch practice, brief presentations by experienced entrepreneurs, and lively discussions about such diverse topics as salesmanship, bootstrapping, hiring, firing and legal issues.
The program concludes by bringing together a statewide community of 300 to celebrate and encourage these high potential entrepreneurial teams at the Top Gun Showcase. Entrepreneurs give a five minute pitch in front of panelists, which may include potential investors, business leaders, and the press. Particpants get to engage in the experience of promoting their business to a relevant and appreciative audience."
I will post updates as I go through the program and hopefully share some helpful business ideas for anyone that is interested. Please visit their website for more information: