LaunchPad Junior Videos
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.