Our mission is to support the innovators looking to change the world while building their ventures in Maine. The Roux Institute Founder Residency is a year-long engagement designed to support founders at the earliest stages of their entrepreneurial journey. The Residency gives founders access to curated programming, mentorship, joint research opportunities, a network of expert advisors, and a peer community to accelerate their growth.
The program is intended to lower the barrier of entry for would-be entrepreneurs with a high-growth, technology-focused concept who might not have the financial means to support themselves while they develop their idea. We believe that surrounding these exceptional founders with the resources to succeed will lead to a more diverse startup ecosystem in Maine and this program is targeted at those founders.
Founders who are selected will be co-located in the Roux Institute for twelve (12) months (beginning January 2022)
The application has three core areas:
About You: Let us know who you are,
Your Idea/Venture: Let us know what you're doing,
Impact: Let us know how we can help
We will conduct interviews with selected Founders on a rolling basis and expect to have selections made in November 2021.
Questions? Please contact Associate Director of Entrepreneurship, Benjamin Chesler at [email protected]
Tell us a bit about yourself and your venture.
Please Upload a current CV/Resume for all Founders to this link using the file name: LastName_Resume
Tell us what you're up to.
max 750 characters
max 1,500 characters
Please include name and website
Where are you in the process? We work with early-stage founders and teams.
It is fine if it is just you but we like to get an idea of what the team (if it exists) looks like. Feel free to include advisors and employees.
Founder Residency Specific Questions
Tell us why your venture is a good fit for the Founder Residency.
If you would like, please upload a deck for your business to this link using the file name: Company Name_Deck