by Maine W4W and the Northern New England Women’s Investor Network
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 8:30am – 4:00pm
Preti Flaherty, 1 City Center — Portland, ME
Join us for a full-day immersive workshop to dip your toes into the world of angel investing. The learning-by-doing format will include a case study of two high aspiration female entrepreneurs and their businesses, and an opportunity for women who are interested in early-stage investing to participate in a simulated investment scenario. Investment training will involve a review of the due diligence process, including a review of company financials, the presentation of recent research on implicit bias in early stage investing, and Q & A from women who are interested in investing.
Ocean Approved and Wallit are our two presenting companies this year. Each will do a mock “pitch”, participate in our learning about due diligence, and be available throughout the day.
This event is intended for women who are personally considering angel investing within the next few years, although they may not yet qualify as an accredited investor. This is a day of learning that will provide or deepen a general understanding of angel investing.
Yes! We’ve added curriculum that covers a broad overview of angel investing (including ways to be involved in Maine), financial analysis, and deal terms. We have two new companies presenting, both of whom have successfully closed funding rounds. While it is certainly a standalone curriculum, this year will further advance your understanding of angel investing if you attended last year.
Please register on the Eventbrite page.
Your $50 registration fee will go towards a full day of experiential angel-investment training, participation stipends for our two presenting businesses, as well as breakfast and lunch.
Maine W4W (Women for Women) is a group that aims to increase the number and quality of female, early-stage investors that could support Maine-based startup companies. We achieve our goal by increasing awareness of early stage investing as an achievable and viable option, and by providing resources and training to empower investing women. Maine W4W includes representatives from Bernstein Shur, Maine Angels, MTI, New Ventures Maine, People’s United Bank, Transformative Knowledge Group, Trailguide Consulting, and The Women’s Business Center at CEI.
We are collaborating with the Northern New England Women’s Investor Network (NNEWIN): a coalition of women In Maine, NH, and VT who are interested in investing and are looking to develop knowledge, meet like-minded women, and get more involved and engaged with investment opportunities. NNEWIN seeks to activate more financially accredited women as angel investors in the tristate area. By offering training and networking, NNEWIN’s goal is to empower women’s confidence and comfort with angel investing, so that they could selectively fund and mentor Maine & New England promising start-up ventures, particularly female founders or those with female focused ideas.
We’re so pleased to have the following organization as event sponsors: Maine Angels, Maine Community Foundation, Maine Technology Institute, New Ventures Maine, Preti Flaherty, and Women Standing Together.
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