Don’t just take our word for it. Listen to 2021 LaunchPad winner, Torey Penrod-Cambra of HighByte talk about the benefits of going through the application process.
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.
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.
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.
A quick recap of the LaunchPad 2019 live pitch event!
Full event footage from LaunchPad 2019!
Rewind back to our 2018 winner, North Spore, and preview the 2019 finalists who pitch for a$50,000 grant
Before you apply, learn more about the judging criteria from the LaunchPad judges themselves!
Full event footage from LaunchPad 2018!
Footage from our 2018 live LaunchPad pitch event!
Watch a quick recap of the LaunchPad 2017 competition and our visit to Good To-Go’s facility in Kittery!
Watch our highlight reel of the 2017 LaunchPad live pitch competition!
Watch the full LaunchPad 2017 Live Event here!
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!
Successful entrepreneurs and previous LaunchPad winners discuss the barriers, challenges and opportunities facing today’s early stage Maine companies.
Founded in 2013, Gorham Savings Bank’s LaunchPad celebrates and supports Maine ingenuity, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
Highlights from Gorham Savings Bank’s 2016 LaunchPad competition featuring finalists Blue Ox Malthouse, Fluid Farms, Garbage to Garden, Good To-Go and UniteGPS.
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.
Highlights from Gorham Savings Bank’s 2015 LaunchPad competition featuring finalists Beach Glass Transitions, Casco Bay Butter, Flowfold, Saco River Dyehouse and Sentry EHS.
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.
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.