On June 5th One Maine Business

 

Will Win $50,000.

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The LaunchPad 2018 Live Event

DATE
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
TIME
5:00 – 8:00PM
LOCATION

USM Portland Campus
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center
88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04101

NOTE: Due to construction, Bedford Street is one-way from Brighton Ave to Forest Ave. There is a detour available on Falmouth Street.

There is no cost to attend LaunchPad, the more the merrier, but seating is limited, so please RSVP in advance.
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  • American Roots
    American Roots
    Westbrook, ME
  • Bangs Island Mussels
    Bangs Island Mussels
    Portland, ME
  • Blue Ox Malthouse
    Blue Ox Malthouse
    Lisbon Falls, ME
  • North Spore
    North Spore
    Westbrook, ME
  • Wallace James
    Wallace James
    Portland, ME

The Evening's Agenda

5:00PM

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.

5:30PM

Finalist Presentations

The LaunchPad class of 2018 finalists will take to the stage to make their 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.

7:00PM

Judges Deliberation
& LaunchPad Junior

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 LaunchPad Junior presentations will take place and the winning classroom will be announced.

7:30PM

Winners Announced

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 the $10,000 Emerging Idea Award grant and another $10,000 of in-kind 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's LaunchPad