MCE’s Food Accelerators will help you grow your Aquaculture or Marine Food Business.

MCE is offering 6-8 scholarships up to $1,500* per company toward one MCE Cultivator or MarketShare 12-month membership for eligible Maine Aquaculture and Marine Food Businesses.

*Dependent on program

Available Scholarships

$1,500 scholarship toward MCE Cultivator Food Accelerator 12-month membership for established food companies looking to scale-up.

$100 scholarship toward MCE MarketShare Food Accelerator 12-month membership for more mature food companies looking to more aggressively expand regional and national distribution.

Membership must start in 2022.

*Scholarships cannot be used for current MCE Food Accelerator memberships or renewals.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Company meets Cultivator or MarketShare program requirements (see Cultivator and MarketShare eligibility requirements)
  • Preferred Minimum Annual Revenues of $250k for Cultivator and $500k for MarketShare
  • Company has the desire and commitment to grow sales inside and outside of state
  • Owner or Management Team is coachable and willing to commit time to the program
  • Acceptance into the Cultivator or MarketShare program by MCE Seafood & Aquaculture Specialist
  • Company must start program in 2022

Application Details

Applications open Oct 4th!  Scholarships awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Additional Info

For additional scholarship or program information, contact Emily Lane, MCE Seafood & Aquaculture Specialist at elane@mced.biz or 207.208.9213