I volunteered to host the first two seasons of television show Greenlight Maine for 2015-16 and 2016-17. I’ve described it as a “kinder, gentler Shark Tank” but I have to say that quietly and unofficially. The lawyers at the super popular television show don’t want people claiming any unwarranted association.
And there is no association with Sharks.
In addition I was extremely active in recruiting 26 entrepreneurs per season, 39 judges per season, and 39 “anonymous mentors” per season.
I also played a big role in managing the off-camera competitions, both winnowing down applicants to the 26 on-air competitors, and narrowing down the 13 semi-finalist show winners to just 3 for the finals.
My Maine network was deep, and I’ve been involved with competitions since my a cappella days, so the show was a good fit for me.
The episodes come in three formats:
- Two entrepreneurs pitching head to head
- One winning entrepreneur gets help from three “mystery mentors”
- The finals live before an audience with three entrepreneurs, one of whom walks away with $100,000.
These links skip over the musical introduction and the repeated yada yada at the beginning of each show.
Greenlight Maine Season One: Pitch Competitions
GLM 101: Good To Go vs. Bixby Bars
GLM 102: Double Blue Sports Analytics vs. Chimani
GLM 103: Odigo vs. Garbage to Garden
GLM 104: Mad Gabs vs. Hot Tubes
GLM 105: Casco Bay Butter vs. Finest Kind
GLM 106: CourseStorm vs. Revolution Research
GLM 107: Flowfold vs. Composimold
GLM 108: Cerahelix vs. Beltane Solar
GLM 109: MedRhythms vs. Rockstep Solutions
GLM 110: Rapport vs. Mingle Analytics
GLM 111: Gimme Shelter vs. Starc Systems
GLM 112: Team AR vs. Eagre Games
GLM 113: Blue Ox Malthouse vs. Northern Maine Distilling
Greenlight Maine Season One: Mentoring Sessions
GLM 114: Mentoring Team AR
GLM 115: Mentoring Good To Go
GLM 116: Mentoring Revolution Research
GLM 117: Mentoring Finest Kind
GLM 118: Mentoring Garbage to Garden
GLM 119: Mentoring Chimani
GLM 120: Mentoring Beltane Solar
GLM 121: Mentoring Starc Systems
GLM 122: Mentoring Northern Maine Distilling Company
GLM 123: Mentoring Mad Gabs
GLM 124: Mentoring Rapport
GLM 125: Mentoring MEDRhythms
GLM 126: Mentoring Composimold
Greenlight Maine Season One: Finale
It takes a long time to load these video images from Youtube, so Season Two is here.