Who will be next?
Get ready, entrepreneurs! Maybe you'll be next to win $50,000! Mark your calendars - our online application period begins March 15th!
2017 LaunchPad Winner, Jennifer Scism and David Koorits of Good To-Go
- 2017Good To-GoKittery, ME
- 2016Fluid FarmsDresden, ME
- 2015FlowfoldScarborough, ME
- 2014Bixby & Co.Rockland, ME
- 2013Pika EnergyWestbrook, ME
Every Business Could Use a LaunchPad
Whether you've got a great business idea, you've just opened shop or you're looking to expand your operation, LaunchPad has evolved to help more businesses at more stages of development than ever before.
We believe in
Once our panel of judges has identified the five finalists to pitch on-stage, they will select a LaunchPad Emerging Idea Award winner. This additional prize includes a grant of up to $10,000 along with another $10,000 of in-kind services.
2017 Emerging Idea Award Winner, Sara Rademaker of American Unagi
Maine's Youngest Entrepreneurs
What will they think of next?
Through a partnership with Junior Achievement, 8th grade students at Memorial Middle School (South Portland), Bonny Eagle Middle School (Standish) and King Middle School (Portland) will present their business ideas and compete for the first place title.
2017 LaunchPad Junior 1st Place, Mahoney Middle School