Business Boot Camp

Watch the Pitch Competition Recordings

The pitch competition was streamed live from this page on Sunday, March 6. Due to some technical difficulties, the recording was split into three videos, which you can view below or on YouTube:



What: A three-day intensive training program for two participants from each enterprise, providing selected entrepreneurs the business skills and resources needed to grow.

Who: Established businesses on MDI or those ready to launch, with special consideration given to year-round businesses.

When: March 4-6. Training days start at 8:45 am and end in the early evenings. The pitch competition takes place on March 6, starting at 4 pm.

Learn: Business essentials from industry experts including customer value proposition, financials, solving business challenges, telling your story, fundraising, and more.

Win: The Boot Camp culminates with a pitch competition for an award up to $10,000 from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

COVID-19 Precautions

The classroom portion of the event was held in person in Northeast Harbor with masks, negative COVID tests, and vaccinations required for all businesses participants and advisors. The final pitch competition had a very limited number of seats for the vaccinated public that required preregistration.

With support from College of the Atlantic

Past Boot Camps

2019 Judges' choice award:
milk & honey


2019 Audience choice award:
bar harbor oyster company

2018 Recap video

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