Metro Women's Leadership Summit

Maureen Tinen

Maureen Tinen

Maureen Tinen is president of UCEDC, a statewide, non-profit economic development corporation, a position she has held for over 29 years. During her tenure, she led the company's transformation from a single county EDC to the statewide resource that is now, one of the oldest and largest economic development organizations in the state.

As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and SBA lender, UCEDC is committed to providing access to capital to small businesses when conventional lending sources are not available. Tinen is credited with the introduction of new loan programs and innovative outreach initiatives, resulting in over $27 million in small business loans and the creation/retention of 6,000+ jobs in New Jersey.

Serving as the entrepreneurial training arm of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, UCEDC provides small business training and mentorship services throughout New Jersey. Tinen has helped expand the impact of that training through strategic partnerships with public and private entities that support UCEDC's mission, reaching over 10,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs. Additionally, Tinen worked to secure designation as a US Department of Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), which has helped NJ small businesses secure $1.5 billion in government contracts.

Financing Your Business Growth

Entrepreneurs and small business face the age old challenge of gaining access to affordable capital to successfully grow their business. This panel will reveal a myriad of options to finance your business' needs. Whether you need working capital, inventory and equipment, or property acquisition, this panel of experts will share their knowledge and experience in creatively assisting small business access the funding they need for a wide variety of business short-term or long-term needs.