ME WIN supports women & femme interested in becoming informed, confident angel investors in early stage growth oriented start-ups.
The Maine Women’s Investor Network (ME WIN) is an initiative that activates the financial power of women and femme to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in Maine. Our goal is to increase the number & expertise of female investors, and to close the gender & diversity gaps in angel funding.
ME WIN hosts events ranging from day-long training sessions on early-stage investing, to intimate “salon” style gatherings, and local viewing of NNE WIN live broadcast panels or archived ACA webinars with tri-state virtual discussion.
ME WIN facilitates connections among women sharing lessons learned & building networks. Learn from experienced female founders and angel investors. These strong investor networks are key to a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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ME WIN is a group of women who care passionately about investing in the businesses that help our communities thrive, with a special focus on those owned by Maine and northern New England women entrepreneurs.
Local WIN activities include “salon” style gatherings for current and prospective female angels, hosted attendance at Maine Angels meetings for accredited investors, and broader events to raise awareness of early-stage investing. We also attend regional events in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and participate in NNE WIN webinars.
“So much experience & expertise in the room! Sharing with other women & learning from how they think is really helpful. The panels & presentations are well thought out and of a high caliber. I really appreciate the exchange of ideas that result from the interactive nature of the webinars.”
“Being part of this group has introduced me to women I would not otherwise meet as we often keep our investing to ourselves. Getting to know each other is important as we educate and expand the number of women investing. I have learned so much about how deals are structured, the deal terms and about what happens after you invest.”
“It has been invaluable to connect with women who invest, giving me the opportunity to compare opinions based on our backgrounds and perspectives. This group really empowers women to learn together as they get started and grow their own wealth. The real-life case studies presented by startups are really helpful. The small group discussions allow for learning about the due diligence process & analyzing financials.”
“The ME WIN and the NNE WIN are very important partners to Maine Angels. Many of our best and most active new members have come through ME WIN and now make up a significant portion of our leadership group. The training is excellent and the relationships that the participants have with each other and their network is invaluable. Maine Angels would not be as strong as it is today without the ME WIN members.”