Business Boot Camp

2021 Business Boot Camp is On!

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: November 5-7, with a welcome reception the evening before on November 4. Training days start at 8:45 am and end in the early evenings. The pitch competition takes place on November 7, 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.

Click the button below to fill out the online application before midnight on October 8.

If you would prefer to print and fill out the application, click here and bring the print version to our office at 6 Old Firehouse Lane in Northeast Harbor no later than 5 pm on October 8.

Notice of acceptance to participating businesses will be given on October 13.


Our current plan is to host this Boot Camp live in Northeast Harbor, strictly following Maine and national CDC guidelines in place at the time of the event. Program location requirements include all participants being fully vaccinated. As with all pandemic-era events, we will remain flexible and will update participants throughout the entire planning process, keeping everyone’s health and safety as our top priority.

Past Boot Camps

2019 Judges' choice award:
milk & honey


2019 Audience choice award:
bar harbor oyster company

2018 Recap video

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