Come Cheer on Our Five Finalists



The Live 2017 LaunchPad Event.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
4:30 – 7:30PM
USM Portland Campus
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center
85 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101
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  • Good To-Go, 2017 Winner
    Good To-Go
    Kittery, ME
  • Jellux
    Saco, ME
  • North Spore
    North Spore
    Westbrook, ME
  • STARC Systems
    STARC Systems
    Brunswick, ME
  • UniteGPS
    Portland, ME

This Evening's Agenda


Welcome reception.

Meet and mingle in USM's beautiful Hannaford Hall in Portland before formal proceedings begin. Sample a few of our past and present competitors' products while enjoying the company of some of Maine's leading entrepreneurs, innovators and creative thinkers.


Live presentations by finalists.

The LaunchPad class of 2017 finalists take to the stage to make their formal, final pitches to our judges: what the company hopes to achieve, how they would use the grant, why they should win... It all factors into the final decision. It's a short window of time to make a big impression. The pressure's on.


Judges deliberation.
LaunchPad Junior winner announced.

The finalists have presented and taken questions from the panel. Now the panel will take a few minutes to decide who the Grand Prize winner will be. While they deliberate, the first LaunchPad Junior winner will be announced.


Winners announced - Grand Prize and Emerging Idea

When the dust clears, one small-but-promising Maine business will emerge victorious and take home $50,000 to grow their business. Another will walk away with tens of thousands of dollars in free business consulting services. Others will leave with the full support of a few hundred new fans they made during the night—including everyone here at Gorham Savings Bank.

  • Gorham Savings Bank's LaunchPad
  • Gorham Savings Bank LaunchPad
  • Gorham Savings Bank's LaunchPad
  • Gorham Savings Bank LaunchPad