Congratulations to all of the 2021

Emerging Business Finalists

Sascha Deri

bluShift Aerospace


In the era where there are freight trains and buses for payloads to space, blueShift hopes to be the Uber to space for nanosatellites using bio-derived fuel.

Katherine Slevin

C. Love Cookie Project


C. Love Cookie Project / C. Love Baking Academy is creating community around a cookie and a welcoming space for immigrant women to thrive.

Patrick Breeding, Amber Boutiette and Jeremy Boutot

Marin Skincare

South Portland

Marin Skincare creates gentle and effective skincare products for people with eczema, psoriasis and dry skin, using a protein found in lobster as the key ingredient.

John Konsin, Dr. David Paydarfar and James Niemi



Prapela is introducing the first FDA-approved, drug-free treatment to ease the pain and suffering newborns experience as they withdraw from opioids.

Joshua Kim, Matteo Cugno, Domenico Ottolia and Anthony Speros

The Cubby


The Cubby is the first art marketplace where college student creators can exclusively showcase and sell their work to the public without fees.

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