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Gorham Savings Bank's 2019 Live LaunchPad Competition

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Hannaford Hall (Abromson Center)

University of Southern Maine

88 Bedford Street

Portland, Maine 04101

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Now in its seventh year, Gorham Savings Bank's LaunchPad is Maine's premier small business competition. There is no cost to attend LaunchPad. The event is about celebrating Maine’s entrepreneurial spirit, so the more, the merrier—but seating is limited.

An independent panel of three judges will select a winner from these five finalists who will pitch their business, in front of a live audience, at USM’s Hannaford Hall, on June 4th:

  • Casco Bay Creamery (Portland – Jennell Carter, Alicia Menard, Andrew Menard, Sue Konkel) , a returning finalist from 2015, provides creamy, delicious butter and cream cheese to customers who want to make breaking bread a joyful occasion.

  • CourseStorm (Orono – Brian Rahill, Matt James) provides simple online tools for class registration that help educational organizations save time and money while increasing enrollments.

  • GO Lab (Belfast – Joshua Henry, Matthew O’Malia) makes nontoxic, renewable, wood fiber insulations that cost the same and perform better than commercially available insulations.

  • Sidewalk Buttler (Scarborough – Mike Roylos, Nan McLaughlin) designs, manufactures, and distributes the leading cigarette litter receptacle, which removes, reduces, and recycles cigarette waste.

  • Vintage Maine Kitchen (Freeport – Kelly Brodeur) makes small batch Maine potato chips that transport boomers with nostalgia, wow millennials with flavor, and impress chefs with technical proficiency.

That night, one small-but-promising Maine business will win a $50,000 grant from Gorham Savings Bank! Our Emerging Idea Award and LaunchPad Junior competitions will also take place that evening.

Join us at 5:00pm for a social gathering with food, beverages, and networking. The competition will begin at 5:30pm. Free parking is available in the garage adjacent to Hannaford Hall (Abromson Center).

For more information, visit gorhamsavings.bank/LaunchPad.

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