Creating Innovative Solutions to Real-World Problems

Harold Alfond® Institute for Business Innovation

Named for Maine’s premiere entrepreneur and innovator, the Harold Alfond® Institute for Business Innovation has been established to spur economic vitality in Central Maine by nurturing the very talent that will assist in the creation of both jobs and wealth for the area.

As a result, the Institute provides early-stage entrepreneurs with free assistance to help them in the Ideation and Incubation stages of their entrepreneurial journey.  More specifically, HAIBI staff provides the following services:

Ideation

Individuals or businesses looking for assistance to come up with or validate an idea. This includes guidance in the areas of market identification, customer discovery and the framework for monetization

Incubation

Individuals or businesses looking for assistance in further molding an idea into a working prototype or Minimum Viable Product.  HAIBI can provide insight on how to refine their business model and find ‘paying customers’

For one-on-one in-person or remote counseling sessions, please contact Mike Duguay at 207-859-1151  

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Contact

Michael Duguay Executive Director of the Harold Alfond® Institute for Business Innovation and VP of Innovation michael.duguay@thomas.edu 207-859-1151