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Kelly Brodeur of Vintage Maine Kitchen interviewed by GSB's Katie Grant for the Beyond LaunchPad podcast

Gorham Savings Bank catches up with Maine’s most innovative small businesses, entrepreneurs, and influencers. Find all of our episodes below, on  YouTube, or subscribe through your favorite podcast streaming service.

Kelly Brodeur of Vintage Maine Kitchen interviewed by GSB's Katie Grant for the Beyond LaunchPad podcast
Episode #7


Nate Barr

Learn more about Zootility, a design studio reimagining everyday products so they can be made locally and sustainability using futuristic manufacturing. Founder, Nate Barr, explains how became an entrepreneur and what lessons he’s learned along the way. Zootility earned our special $10,000 Business Agility Award in 2021 for outstanding perseverance and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

*This episode was recorded in Summer 2022.

It's just really important that people are purposeful and understand that we all have a role in preserving our small food community here in Maine.

- Kelly Brodeur, Co-Founder, Vintage Maine Kitchen
Episode #6

Vintage Maine Kitchen

Kelly Brodeur

Don’t miss our interview with Vintage Maine Kitchen co-founder, Kelly Brodeur, as she shares her experience running a family-owned business and competing in LaunchPad not just once, but twice. Vintage Maine old-fashioned small batch potato chips are made in Pownal from locally-sourced, real food ingredients.

*This episode was recorded in Summer 2022.

Episode #5


Michael Odokara-Okigbo

Learn how our latest guest, NKENNE, is leveraging Maine’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to launch the first dedicated African language learning app. Based in Portland, NKENNE is helping connect users to their roots and building a virtual community of African language speakers. Hear Michael Odokara-Okigbo of NKENNE, our 2022 LaunchPad Emerging Business Award winner, on Beyond LaunchPad.

Episode #4

True Fin

Jen Levin

Catch our interview with True Fin President & CEO, Jen Levin, as she describes their mission to innovate Maine’s commercial fishing industry and how the sustainable seafood startup pivoted when restaurant sales evaporated early in the pandemic.

True Fin earned our surprise $5,000 grant at LaunchPad 2022. Hear Jen talk about the competition and what she took away from the experience.

Episode #3


Melissa LaCasse

Tanbark, our most recent $50,000 LaunchPad Grant winner, is a manufacturing company in Saco that creates custom, sustainable and recyclable fiber packaging solutions made from Maine trees.

Don’t miss our interview with co-founder Melissa LaCasse as she shares her experience pitching at (and winning) LaunchPad 2022, plans to scale, and advice for Maine entrepreneurs.