Our 2017 LaunchPad Winner.
Here's to the great adventures ahead of you.
Good To-Go, a Kittery-based gourmet adventure food company, took home LaunchPad’s $50,000 Grand Prize. The company plans to invest its winnings in a dehydrating system that will nearly double its production capacity. On behalf of everyone at Gorham Savings Bank, congratulations to Good To-Go's Jennifer Scism and David Koorits!
- Good To-GoKittery, ME
- JelluxSaco, ME
- North SporeWestbrook, ME
- STARC SystemsBrunswick, ME
- UniteGPSPortland, ME
Every Business Could Use a LaunchPad
Now there's a LaunchPad for every kind of business.
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 you AMERICAN UNAGI
OUR 2017 EMERGING IDEA AWARD WINNER
American Unagi, a Thomaston-based eel business, received LaunchPad’s Emerging Idea Award, complete with a $10,000 grant, and $10,000 worth of in-kind business services. The company is focused on responsibly raising locally sourced glass eels destined for the restaurant market. Congratulations to American Unagi owner, Sara Rademaker, we look forward to working together!
Congratulations to our LaunchPad Jr. Winners!
1st Place - Mahoney Middle School
2nd Place - Gorham Middle School
3rd Place - Lincoln Middle School
Thanks to GSB’s long-term partnership with Junior Achievement of Maine, middle schoolers throughout Southern Maine, for the first time ever, had the chance to participate in LaunchPad—through the JA It’s My Business!® program.