Judging Criteria

what you need to know

Evaluating LaunchPad submissions is the job of our panel of preliminary judges. They perform an incredible amount of work in a very short time, spending countless hours reviewing applications and selecting businesses that demonstrate plans with great potential to benefit the Maine economy.

Before you apply

take a minute to review the judging criteria

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The sustainability of your business model

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The ability to adapt to increased demand

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What makes your business stand out: how has it disrupted the market / how is it innovative?

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The strength of your business' management and support team

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The impact of the grant to your business, as well as the impact your business seeks to have on the community, job creation, and Maine economy

Maine needs to grow its businesses, and the fact that Gorham Savings Bank is stepping up and offering this service and showcasing us in front of Maine... it's huge."

2017 LaunchPad Winner, David Koorits, Good To-Go