In an effort to invite and include as many applicants as possible GLM uses several methods of identifying potential candidates. The first being an open call on our website and through our social media outlets-Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In this phase, applicants are encouraged to create a video presentation to be posted on YouTube with a link to our GLM email account. We stress that it is NOT the quality of the video that should concern you but the quality of your business and pitch presentation.
In addition to this call out, we solicit the suggestions of several entrepreneurial organizations across the state, Top Gun, SCORE, The Big Idea, MTI, and CEI, to name a few. Once we receive their recommendations we reach out to those companies and encourage them to apply via the same video pitch presentation. These calls to action commence in early February and end in 2nd week of April.
At this point 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 2/3 minute Q&A.