After presenting their business idea to a live panel of judges as part of the Live LaunchPad event, Bixby & Co. of Rockland was chosen as the $30,000 winner. Kate McAleer, founder of Bixby & Co., will use the $30,000 to purchase capital equipment to prepare for a national launch.
Gorham Savings Bank was recognized for its five-year commitment to the community by United Way of Greater Portland and the Greater Portland CA$H Coalition (CA$H). Gorham Savings Bank employees have dedicated at least 2,000 volunteer hours to help improve household financial stability at CA$H free tax preparation events since the partnership began.
Maine Technology Institute (MTI) and Blackstone Accelerates Growth (BxG) will present a Technology Award of $5,000 worth of services to one LaunchPad semifinalist that shows the best use of technological innovation as the basis for creating a new business in Maine.
I caught up with Pika Energy’s Director of Business Development, Andrew Hickok, for an update since receiving $30,000 from the 2013 LaunchPad competition. I also asked what advice they would give to this year’s LaunchPad applicants. Note, the entry period for LaunchPad 2014 ends February 14th at 11:59pm, E.S.T.
While most people were wrapped up in the atrocious behavior of the New Jersey state employees, and how much NJ Governor Christie knew or didn’t know, I was thinking, “You mean to tell me a bunch of pranksters in State government have the power to bring traffic into New York Cit
Think of all you see when you look at your car dashboard. You have gauges, buttons, and switches. There are knobs that turn, pull, and click. Each meter has its own place – the odometer, speedometer, tachometer, thermometer, clock, and fuel gauge.