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We’re LaunchPad Finalists!

Nic Lyons

May 11, 2019

We are very excited to have been selected as a finalist for Gorham Savings Bank’s LaunchPad 2019 Competition!

CourseStorm, Casco Bay Creamery, GO Lab, Sidewalk Buttler, and Vintage Maine Kitchen will participate in live a pitch competition to be held the evening of Tuesday, June 4 at USM’s Hannaford Hall in Portland. 

LaunchPad helps Maine’s innovators and entrepreneurs reach the next level with an award of $50,000 from Gorham Savings Bank. The five Maine companies were selected from an applicant pool of more than150 businesses as the finalists of the seventh annual LaunchPad competition.

LaunchPad promotional image featuring photos representing each selected company

Each business will present in front of a live audience and an independent panel of judges will decide which these Maine businesses will be awarded the $50,000 grant. LaunchPad judges are Ford Reiche, entrepreneur and co-founder of Safe Handling Inc.; Chris Claudio, Logically CEO and co-founder; and Catherine Cloudman, shareholder and board member of Village Fertility Pharmacy. Business consultant Michelle Neujahr will emcee.

It’s an honor to have been selected as a LaunchPad competitor and we’re looking forward to June 4th.

Good luck to all our fellow entrepreneurs — it’s going to be a great evening!

We invite you to read the official press release from Gorham Savings Bank too! 

Nic Lyons

Nic is skilled in scaling start-up edtech and education organizations to growth-stage success through innovative marketing. A former journalist and copywriter, Nic holds a postgraduate certificate in digital and print publishing from Columbia University School of Journalism's publishing course.

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