LaunchPad Live Competition

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5:30 pm to 5:30 pm

University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center

Portland, ME

Witness the five LaunchPad finalists pitch their business idea to a panel of judges, who will award the winner $30,000!


  • Bixby & Co., Rockland
  • Chimani, Yarmouth
  • Double Blue Sports Analytics, Orono
  • Flowfold, Peaks Island
  • Garbage to Garden, Portland

Judging Panel:

  • Michelle Neujahr – Entrepreneurial Center Director, Southern Maine Community College
  • Craig Denekas – President & CEO, Libra Foundation
  • Dr. Paul Feuguson – President, University of Maine

The mission of LaunchPad is to help fund a business idea that may not otherwise take flight. One of the biggest barriers for entrepreneurs can be the lack of funding. LaunchPad not only celebrates great ideas but provides the resources to help bring these ideas to life.

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