Portland, Maine, 04101
Are you a fit for MTI? Come to this live webinar presented by Lou Simms, Senior Investment Officer, to learn about MTI, what they do, and their process for funding Maine’s innovation economy.
MTI offers grants, loans, equity investments, and services to support Maine’s innovation economy. MTI supports new ideas, products, or methods with the potential to grow and diversify Maine’s economy and increase the number of quality jobs throughout the state through direct support of innovators and through support of programs and infrastructure that encourage innovation. Since its founding in 1999, MTI has invested over $280M in more than 2,950 projects across Maine’s 16 counties. MTI funding has simultaneously generated over $1 billion in private sector matching investment.
Your Presenter: Lou Simms
Lou Simms serves as a Senior Investment Officer at Maine Technology Institute. Lou joined MTI in 2015 and truly relishes the opportunities to work with Maine’s aspiring entrepreneurs – dedicated to supporting the growth of Maine’s innovation economy on a daily basis.
Lou joined MTI after finishing his Master’s work at the University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute and Organic Dairy Research Farm – and Lou has prior experience running small businesses in Portland, ranging from rocking bowling alleys to financial literacy counseling.