Thank you for your interest in being a contestant on Greenlight Maine.
To apply, please complete the form. Part of the application process is submitting a video pitch. We ask that you create a video presentation, upload it to YouTube and include the link in the specified field below. We stress that it is NOT the quality of the video that should concern you but the quality of your business and pitch presentation. The video should be between 3 to 5 minutes.
The application must be the original work of the applicant. You must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, or other rights of any person or entity. Applicants who have been semi-finalists in past Greenlight Maine seasons (those who did not make it to the final 13 contestants) are not eligible. Please read full entry rules at the bottom of this page.
Non-profits are welcome to apply.
Once we close the application period, a panel of 5 judges is convened to view all applications and determine which 26 get the “greenlight” to appear in the series. The series is filmed in the second week of July over 7 days at the New England School of Communications (NESCom) on the Bangor campus of Husson University.
Each show features 2 companies, pitching one at a time, to a panel of three judges. The pitches are confined to 3 minutes with a 2 to 3-minute Q&A. At this stage, powerpoint is accepted on a limited basis and physical product and signage are encouraged. We prefer single-person pitches but are willing to accommodate 2 people if necessary. We realize that pitching in this time frame is very challenging, so each presenting company will get a minimum of 5 minutes off-camera after its pitch to answer additional questions from the judges and expand their presentation. At this time, another member of your team will be allowed to help answer questions, if so desired.
From this initial pitch series, 13 finalists will be chosen to compete in an off-line ( i.e., not televised) pitch competition in the fall in front of three judges, who will score them on a numerical system in 5 categories; Scalability, Feasibility, Overall Quality, Innovation, Ability to Stay in Maine.
From this semi-final round, three companies will be chosen to appear in the Grande Finale for the $100,000 cash prize. This pitch-off will be broadcast in either late March or early April. It must be understood that all winners must be able to attend all taping dates as established or forfeit their opportunity to advance.
Thank you and good luck!