& All 2023 Finalists!

Sincere thanks to the businesses, judges, and attendees who helped us celebrate Maine entrepreneurs and a decade of LaunchPad. Bookclubs earned our $50,000 grant, and Amply Energy took home the $20,000 Emerging Business Award! Thanks to all the finalists for great presentations and for representing the innovation that’s thriving in Maine.


Gorham Savings Bank's LaunchPad has supported Maine ingenuity, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit by celebrating the best of our small businesses for over a decade. Whether you've just opened shop or you're looking to expand, LaunchPad has evolved to help more innovative small businesses at more stages of development than ever before.

$50,000 LaunchPad Grant

The 2023 LaunchPad winner, Bookclubs, a social network and app for readers that makes it easy to start, manage, and join a book club, received Gorham Savings Bank’s $50,000 grant.

Emerging Business Award

The Emerging Business Award includes a grant of $10,000, along with another $10,000 of in-kind business and marketing-related services. Amply Energy received the 2023 distinction.