News

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/12/buy-local-now-applies-to-your-booze-as-well-as-your-beer/

https://www.ceimaine.org/news/cei-ventures-coastal-ventures-iv-lp-fund-earns-cdfi-certification-u-s-treasury/

http://www.militaryaerospace.com/press-releases/2017/07/20/rand-capital-provides-follow-on-investment-in-genicon-medical-device-manufacturer.html| July 20, 2017

http://www.ceimaine.org/news/cei-ventures-invests-nbt-solutions/

PPH Coastal Ventures IV | Portland Press Herald | January 17, 2017

http://www.ceimaine.org/news/cei-ventures-closes-fourth-fund-20-million-management/ | December 30, 2016

Founder Forum: Dan Mingle of Mingle Analytics

pikaenergy-wins-federal-grant| Portland Press Herald |September 14, 2016

tilson-achieves-inc-5000-recognition 3rd year in a row | August 17, 2016

http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20160803/NEWS0101/160809975/1092?utm_source=enews&utm_medium=Daily%2BReport&utm_campaign=Wednesday | MaineBiz | August 3, 2016

Coastal of Maine-gardening-products-company>| Portland Press Herald | August 2, 2016

http://www.ceimaine.org/news/cei-ventures-named-maines-active-tech-firm-vc-nation/| CB Insights | May 23, 2016

Westbrook renewable energy company receives $250,000 in venture capital from CEI| Portland Press Herald | April 4, 2016

Biddeford manufacturer Hyperlite Mountain Gear secures $1.13 million investment | MaineBiz | December 11, 2015

3 reasons this national business magazine says Portland is ‘churning out fast-growing startups’ | Bangor Daily News | November 20, 2015

How This Tiny East Coast City of 70,000 People Is Churning Out Fast-Growing Startups | Inc. | November, 17, 2015

Ann Beattie’s ‘The State We’re In’ | New York Times | September 4, 2015

O Magazine picks Ripe Mango Sorbetto | O: The Oprah Magazine| July 16, 2015

Certify Releases Q2 2015 Report on Business Expense Trends | July 16, 2015

Venture capital worth close to $18 million boosts 6 Maine firms | Portland Press Herald | June 15, 2015

Cannoli-inspired Gelato | NorthJersey.com | May 17, 2015

Rand Capital Invests $600 Thousand in Information Technology and Network Construction Company | Nasdaq | February 18, 2015

Council backs broadband Internet project | The Ellsworth American | February 18, 2015

Henry Schein Animal Health Enters Into Agreement To Acquire SmartPak, Expands Its Equine Offering | MarketWatch | May 22, 2014

Unchained Labs lands another win in the biologics stability market! Acquires AVIA Biosystems | Reuters | December 2012

Nat is interviewed on Mind Your Own Business Radio Show | The interview with Nat starts at about minute 4:45 | June 4, 2011

Portland Firm Ready to Put Money Behind Socially Resposible Ventures | Portland Press Herald | Interview with Nat Henshaw | April 20, 2011

Mixing In Social Concerns With The Soup | Marketplace from American Public Media | Featuring CEI Ventures’ investment in Bar Harbor Foods and an interview with Nat Henshaw | December 10, 2007

CEI Ventures Closes $20 Million Venture Capital Fund | May 6, 2004

Poverty Alleviation Through Socially Responsible Investment | Report to the World Bank Institute by Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs | May 2004

Netting Venture Capital From A Fishing Villiage | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston | Communities & Banking |Summer 2002

Resources for Entrepreneurs

Business Plan Basics | Guidance from the US Small Business Administration on developing a comprehensive business plan as a tool for communication, management and planning. | https://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/plan/index.html

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance | CDVCA | Trade association promoting use of the tools of venture capital to create jobs, entrepreneurial capacity and wealth to advance the livelihoods of low-income people and the economies of distressed communities | www.cdvca.org

Investors’ Circle | Leading social venture capital intermediary whose mission is to support early-stage, private companies that drive the transition to a sustainable economy | www.investorscircle.net

National Venture Capital Association | NVCA | Trade association representing venture capital industry, which manages pools of risk equity capital designated to be invested in high growth companies | www.nvca.org

Social Investment Forum | Membership association dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of socially responsible investing. | www.socialinvest.org

Springboard Enterprises | National non-profit organization accelerating women’s access to the equity markets through programs which educate, showcase and support women entrepreneurs as they seek equity capital and grow their companies. | www.springboardenterprises.org

United States Small Business Administration | SBA | Maintains and strengthens the nation’s economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters. |  www.sba.gov

Resources for Entrepreneurs in Maine

Coastal Enterprises Inc | CEI | A private, non-profit community development corporation providing financial and technical assistance for development and expansion of industries, small businesses, housing and social services. | www.ceimaine.org

Finance Authority of Maine | FAME | Independent state agency that develops and administers programs related to the financing of both Higher Education and Business in the State of Maine. | www.famemaine.com

Maine Angels | Membership organization comprised of accredited angel investors seeking early-stage opportunities. |www.maineangels.org

Maine Businesses for Sustainability | Membership organization providing education, resources and support for businesses that wish to impact the community, environment and workplace in a positive manner. |  www.mebsr.org

Maine Center for Economic Development | MCED | Entrepreneurial center for emerging technologies, providing business incubation services for start-up technology companies. | www.mced.biz

Maine Investment Exchange | MIX | Created by Maine & Co, provides regularly scheduled forums to bring together providers of risk capital with qualified entrepreneurs seeking capital. | www.mixforum.org

Maine Small Business Development Centers | SBDC | Partnership program (SBA/MeDECD/USM) operating a network of service centers and outreach offices to provide comprehensive business management assistance, training, resource and information services to Maine’s micro, small and technology-based business communities. | www.mainesbdc.org

Maine Technology Institute | MTI | Subsidiary of Maine Department of Economic & Community Development, offering programs to fund technology based projects that lead to commercialization and job creation in Maine. |www.mainetechnology.org

Small Enterprise Growth Fund | SEGF | State of Maine’s venture capital fund, providing financial resources to eligible small businesses that will contribute to the prosperity of Maine. | www.segfmaine.com

Technology Association of Maine | TechMaine | Maine’s trade association for technology industries | www.techmaine.com