Watch Maine's

Top Start-Ups

compete live

Tuesday, June 4 | Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland
5:00pm Social Gathering, 5:30pm Competition
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EVERY BUSINESS COULD USE A LAUNCHPAD

Whether you've got a great business idea, you've just opened shop or you're looking to expand your operation, LaunchPad has evolved to help more businesses at more stages of development than ever before.

Countdown

This category includes businesses that have yet to generate revenue and are still in the process of developing their core offerings. They can range from those with a business idea or plan to those that have recently opened and are focused on developing products and services.

Ignition

Businesses that have recently started generating revenue. These businesses include any business that is open—whether online or in another format—and has recently started generating revenue.

Launch

More established businesses—those that are generating revenue sufficient for reinvestment in the operation. Whether through a new product or service, or by expanding the business in scale or location, these businesses are focused on building on their initial successes.

WE BELIEVE IN

EMERGING IDEAS

2019 Emerging Idea finalists FridayKinotekLobster UnlimitedMyBodyModel, and OpBox will compete for a grant of $10,000 along with $10,000 of in-kind business and marketing-related services by submitting 60-second pitch videos to be shown at the live event on June 4.

2018 Emerging Idea Award Winner, Samir Haydar of NavigatER

NavigatER
Maine's Future Entrepreneurs

Launchpad Junior

WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT?

Get ready for another exciting LaunchPad Junior competition! Through our partnership with Junior Achievement, Falmouth, Saco and Windham middle school classrooms will be developing a business idea that fills a need in their community and creating a 60-second pitch video to be played at our June 4 event. We’re looking forward to a little school rivalry and seeing what they come up with this time!

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2018 LaunchPad Junior 1st Place, Bonny Eagle Middle School

Bonny Eagle Winning