LaunchPad 2020 Is
Thank you for understanding
We are exercising an abundance of caution to help ensure the health and safety of our customers, employees, and communities. Special thanks to the entrepreneurs and small business owners who have already invested their time into applying.
We look forward to seeing your applications in 2021.
EVERY BUSINESS COULD USE A LAUNCHPAD
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.
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.
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.
WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT?
Congratulations to Saco Middle School, 2019 LaunchPad Junior Champions! Gwyneth Nicholson and John Dostal’s 8th grade class took home 1st place with their business idea for PowerWalk, a cell phone case that restores battery life with kinetic energy.
Students from all three middle schools – Falmouth, Saco and Windham – did an incredible job with their presentations! The future of Maine’s small business community is looking very bright.
2019 LaunchPad Junior 1st Place, Saco Middle School