Top Gun L-A
LAEGC is proud to be the Organizing Partner for the expansion of Top Gun to LA Maine. Top Gun is an extensive and intensive program running from February through early June designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business. Designed by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Top Gun has helped accelerate growth for dozens of Maine business. Focused on “the Pitch,” participants in Top Gun LA will get a comprehensive review of their business, their strategy, and their Pitch to secure financing, investors, or to close the deal.
A team of Mentors will advise and assist the applicants along the way, through our regional “Pitch-Off” competition—the winner moving onto the statewide Pitch Off. For more on Top Gun LA, visit their Facebook page. Top Gun is a statewide program, and Top Gun LA is targeted to service Central and Western Maine businesses.
Top Gun LA is brought to you by the following Sponsors:
Top Gun LA Regional Sponsor
Get additional details on Top Gun L-A by clicking here.
Top Gun LA Pre-Flight
Pre-Flight is a $50 fee designed to get your ready for Top Gun LA (and complete a successful application). Pre-Flight will cover 3 topics critical to start-ups, and benefit the participants whether or not they intend to apply to Top Gun LA. Participants will have access to a workshop on creating a Business Canvas Model business plan, Pitching 101, and one-on-one mentoring time with local business experts. To register for Top Gun Pre-Flight, click the Register Here button below.
Become a Mentor
One of the greatest value of Top Gun LA will be the introduction and ability to work with business Mentors. LAEGC is soliciting Mentors from around LA and Western Maine. If you have owned or managed a successful business and would like to “give back,” contact LAEGC by clicking the Join Here button below.
Sign up for Top Gun
Top Gun is targeted for any type of business. Most participants have been “technology-based” including apps developers, cleantech, environmental, specialty materials, innovative food companies, and service companies with a unique twist. What binds them together are high aspirations to achieve growth through innovation. Over 140 companies have graduated Top Gun since 2009–nearly 40% of those were generating revenue, at an annual rate of up to $1 million. Most of the rest were in product and business model development, with a handful still in research or in the product and business model definition stage. Top Gun teams have included twenty-somethings, AARP-demographic entrepreneurs and every age in between. The fee for Top Gun is $500 per team, just 10% of actual costs. To learn more about the topics covered, and the schedule of the program, click here.
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