Congratulations to all of the 2023

LaunchPad Finalists

Amanda Lacy

Bijou Build


Bijou is the world’s first collapsible, expandable play system. Bijou is for families, not just children.

Bijou Build, 2023 LaunchPad finalist
Anna Turcotte, Joseph Turcotte, Sam Stewart, Dana Stewart

Bonsie Skin to Skin Babywear


Bonsie is the first and only babywear designed for easy skin to skin bonding between an infant and their caregiver.

Bonsie Skin to Skin Babywear, 2023 LaunchPad Finalist
Anna Ford, Ian Campbell



A returning finalist, is a social network for readers and a community organizing platform that makes it easy to start, manage, and join a book club.

Michael Odokara-Okigbo



An African language learning app developed to make it easier for users to learn African languages, and our 2022 Emerging Business Award winner.

Cooper Van Vranken, Carles Castro Muniain, Jack Carroll

Ocean Data Network


Collaborative ocean data collection in the highest impact regions to unlock the data driven sustainable blue economy of tomorrow.

Ocean Data Network, 2023 LaunchPad Finalist

Replay The

LaunchPad Livestream

Watch the 10th anniversary of Maine’s premier small business competition. See the finalists pitch to compete for our $50,000 grant and Emerging Business Award.