LaunchPad Junior Videos

Saco Middle School 2019 LaunchPad Junior Pitch

Watch students from John Dostal and Gwyneth Nicholson’s 8th grade class pitch their business idea, PowerWalk

Windham Middle School 2019 LaunchPad Junior Pitch

Watch Tricia Sabine’s 8th grade class make their business pitch for Light Express

Falmouth Middle School 2019 LaunchPad Junior Pitch

Watch Jilda Izzo’s 8th grade class make their business pitch for an app called Snuber

2018 LaunchPad Junior Highlight Reel

Footage from the LaunchPad Junior competition at our 2018 live event

King Middle School LaunchPad Junior 2018 Pitch

Watch as Eli Small’s 8th grade class makes their business pitch for a clothing company called EasyFit!

Memorial Middle School LaunchPad Junior 2018 Pitch

Watch Jaedra Rideout’s 8th grade JMG class pitch their business idea for Teen Connect!

Bonny Eagle Middle School LaunchPad Junior 2018 Pitch

Watch Cory Abbott’s 8th grade class pitch their Moose Maid business idea!

LaunchPad 2017 Emerging Idea Award - American Unagi

Sara Rademaker of American Unagi took home our first-ever LaunchPad Emerging Idea Award prize in 2017!

LaunchPad Junior 2017 Highlight Reel

Check out this highlight reel from our first-ever LaunchPad Junior competition in 2017!

Mahoney Middle School LaunchPad Junior 2017 Pitch

Jeffrey Kozaka’s seventh/eighth-grade JMG class; GSB volunteer: Julie Viola

Lincoln Middle School LaunchPad Junior 2017 Pitch

Shelley Burek’s sixth-grade class; GSB volunteer: Kim Donnelly

Gorham Middle School LaunchPad Junior 2017 Pitch

Mary Ridge’s seventh-grade class (Harraseeket House); GSB volunteers: Julie Brooks, Samantha Croteau, Linda Cooper, and Stephanie Heatley

LaunchPad Junior 2017 Overview Video

Thanks to Gorham Savings Bank’s longtime partnership with Junior Achievement, in 2017 Maine middle schoolers had the chance to participate in Launchpad through the JA “It’s My Business!” program. This innovative and collaborative process was designed to encourage independence, creativity, and critical thinking while emphasizing teamwork and engendering self-confidence in students.