Welcome To The 2021

LaunchPad Livestream

Meet Our Emcee &

Event Judges

The decision of who will win falls to our distinguished panel of judges — all entrepreneurs themselves. We’re incredibly grateful to have them here today.

  • Michelle Neujahr, Owner, Nu-Yar, emcee
  • Catherine Cloudman, President & CEO, CHC Advisors, LLC
  • Kate McAleer, Founder, Bixby & Co.
  • Ed McKersie, Founder & President, ProSearch and Founder, Live+Work in Maine

Special Thanks To Our

Emerging Business Partners

Our partners generously donated their time to help address a common need for strategic marketing resources among early-stage LaunchPad applicants.

Big Thanks To Our

Preliminary Judges

Our preliminary judges spend countless hours, in a very short amount of time, reviewing applications and selecting our finalists. We couldn’t do this without you!

  • Tim Agnew, Masthead Venture Partners
  • Kristine Delano, Strategy & Business Development Advisor
  • Katie Fullam Harris, MaineHealth
  • Brad McCurtain, Maine Securities Corp.
  • Ed McKersie, Pro Search
  • Becky McKinnell, iBec Creative
  • Rich Petersen, MaineHealth and Maine Medical Center