FocusME: Game Changing Support for Women Entrepreneurs


Thank you for your interest in FocusME. Registration is now open for our Spring 2020 program:

Early Stage

Growth Stage

“FocusME helped me regain focus, set priorities, share common struggles and collaborate with a wonderful group of peers to strategize about future resolutions.”

The Women’s Business Center at CEI and the Portland SCORE Chapter are collaborating to host FocusME, a series of peer groups for female entrepreneurs. This spring we are offering an Early Stage Business Peer Group and a Growth Stage Business Peer Group. We encourage you to consider the group descriptions carefully and contact us with any questions you might have. Please register for the group that you feel is most closely aligned with the stage of your business as well as your personal and professional goals.

Once you’ve registered we will contact you and ask you to complete a short questionnaire to help us learn more about your business. We will review your responses and contact you with any questions we might have. Please note that in order to ensure that both groups are filled with businesses that are non-competitive and in similar stages of growth the WBC will make the final recommendation with regards to participation for each group.

Six bi-weekly initial sessions will be followed by four bi-monthly mile marker sessions. Participants will also be invited to two guest speaker events and our annual breakfast celebration, where members of past and current FocusME cohorts will have opportunities to network with one another. This amounts to a full year of programming and continuity!

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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic CEI offices are closed to the public. CEI staff will be working remotely and want to hear from you! Please reach out to your CEI contact regarding scheduled meetings and/or any questions/concerns. Click here for a list of COVID-19 Business Resources.