Portland, Maine, 04101
No more deadlines, no silos, and no rigid program boundaries. The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) has simplified its funding approach into a process tailored to applicant needs, thereby maximizing its economic impact in the state. Learn about the flexibility of MTI’s new funding approach as Amy Leshure, Investment Officer at MTI, explains the process.
MTI offers grants, loans, equity investments, and services to support Maine’s innovation economy. We support 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 1999, MTI has invested $260 million in over 2,000 projects across Maine. That funding has leveraged over $1 billion in private sector matching funds. In the past fiscal year alone, MTI deployed $58 million in over 150 projects statewide.
Your Presenter: Amy Leshure
Amy Leshure joined MTI in April of 2019. She brings extensive experience in financial analysis and risk management. Previously she worked in private equity banking at RBS Citizens in Boston, MA before moving to Maine and spending the past seven years in commercial lending and small business financial management. An avid supporter of Maine-based businesses, she aims to connect local entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success. Amy is a graduate of Michigan State University and Rudolf Steiner College. She has held various board roles over the years and is currently in her first term as an elected member of the Damariscotta town Selectboard where she resides with her family.