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LaunchPad 2021 Livestream Event

Watch the 2021 finalists pitch to, and field questions from, our panel of judges and Junior Achievement’s Titan Challenge winners from Yarmouth High School. Hear a brief keynote from Chris Wolfel, Director of Entrepreneurship at the Roux Institute and see video pitches from the Emerging Business finalists.

LaunchPad 2021 Business Agility Award Video

This year only, one business was selected from the larger pool of nearly 150 applicants and recognized with a special, one-time only $10,000 Business Agility Award for outstanding perseverance and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LaunchPad 2021 Hype Video

We may have been remote this year, but we felt every bit of excitement and anticipation as the five finalists prepared to pitch live for our $50,000 grant.

LaunchPad 2019 Highlight Reel

A quick recap of the LaunchPad 2019 live pitch event!

2019 Live LaunchPad Event

Full event footage from LaunchPad 2019!

LaunchPad 2019 Hype Video

Rewind back to our 2018 winner, North Spore, and preview the 2019 finalists who pitch for a$50,000 grant

Winning Insights From The LaunchPad Judges

Before you apply, learn more about the judging criteria from the LaunchPad judges themselves!

2018 Live LaunchPad Event

Full event footage from LaunchPad 2018!

LaunchPad 2018 Highlight Reel

Footage from our 2018 live LaunchPad pitch event!

LaunchPad 2018 Hype Video

Watch a quick recap of the LaunchPad 2017 competition and our visit to Good To-Go’s facility in Kittery!

LaunchPad 2017 Live Event Highlight Reel

Watch our highlight reel of the 2017 LaunchPad live pitch competition!

LaunchPad 2017 Live Event

Watch the full LaunchPad 2017 Live Event here!

LaunchPad 2017 Intro Video“Past Winners: Where Are They Now?”

Leading up to our 5th annual Launchpad competition, we visited with each of our past winners to see what’s changed since winning the $50,000 grant. Take a look!

LaunchPad Past Winners Roundtable

Successful entrepreneurs and previous LaunchPad winners discuss the barriers, challenges and opportunities facing today’s early stage Maine companies.

LaunchPad Promotional Video

Founded in 2013, Gorham Savings Bank’s LaunchPad celebrates and supports Maine ingenuity, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

2016 LaunchPad Highlight Reel

Highlights from Gorham Savings Bank’s 2016 LaunchPad competition featuring finalists Blue Ox Malthouse, Fluid Farms, Garbage to Garden, Good To-Go and UniteGPS.

2016 LaunchPad Full Competition Video

Watch the full video from Gorham Savings Bank’s 2016 LaunchPad competition featuring live presentations by finalists Blue Ox Malthouse, Fluid Farms, Garbage to Garden, Good To-Go and UniteGPS.

2015 LaunchPad Highlight Reel

Highlights from Gorham Savings Bank’s 2015 LaunchPad competition featuring finalists Beach Glass Transitions, Casco Bay Butter, Flowfold, Saco River Dyehouse and Sentry EHS.

2015 LaunchPad Finalists Interviews

Get to know the founders and stories behind LaunchPad’s 2015 finalists — Beach Glass Transitions, Casco Bay Butter, Flowfold, Saco River Dyehouse and Sentry EHS.

2015 LaunchPad Full Competition Footage

Watch the full video from Gorham Savings Bank’s 2015 LaunchPad competition featuring live presentations from finalists Beach Glass Transitions, Casco Bay Butter, Flowfold, Saco River Dyehouse and Sentry EHS.