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LaunchPad 2018

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!

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2017 LaunchPad Winner, Jennifer Scism and David Koorits of Good To-Go

Meet the past LaunchPad winners.

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  • Good To-Go, 2017 Winner
    Good To-Go
    Kittery, ME
  • Fluid Farms, 2016 Winner
    Fluid Farms
    Dresden, ME
  • Flowfold, 2015 Winner
    Scarborough, ME
  • Bixby & Co., 2014 Winner
    Bixby & Co.
    Rockland, ME
  • Pika Energy, 2013 Winner
    Pika Energy
    Westbrook, 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 inĀ 

Emerging Ideas

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

Emerging Idea Winner American Unagi
LaunchPad Jr.
Gorham Savings Bank's LaunchPadJunior Achievement

Maine's Youngest Entrepreneurs

Launchpad Junior

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.

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2017 LaunchPad Junior 1st Place, Mahoney Middle School

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