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Crafting Eco-Friendly Building Envelopes and Innovative Apprenticeships, Croft Selected as Winner of Dirigo Labs Pitch Competition Prize of $25,000

Sustainable Architecture Company receives cash prize sponsored by Skowhegan Savings Bank Waterville, ME 5/9/2023 – Maine-based Croft secured a $25,000 prize sponsored by…

PR: Dirigo Labs Selected by International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as Economic Recovery Corps (ERC) Host Community

Waterville-based Accelerator Receives Nationally Competitive Selection to Support Entrepreneurship and Investment Waterville, ME 2/13/2024 – Dirigo Labs has been selected to…

PR: Dirigo Labs Announces Third Cohort, Highlighting Cleantech and Innovators in Software, AI, and Manufacturing

Cohort Kickoff Scheduled for February 29 at Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space Waterville, ME 1/17/2024 – Dirigo Labs announced the 12…

Energizing Maine’s Cleantech Landscape: Central Maine Growth Council Selected by Governor’s Energy Office to Receive Accelerator Boost, Launches Cleantech Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program at Dirigo Labs 

Waterville, ME 1/3/2024 – Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC) has been awarded a one-year contract valued at nearly $112,000 from the…

Dirigo Labs Secures $278,000 through Congressional Funding for Accelerated Growth and Tech-Forward Curriculum Development

Waterville-based Accelerator Program Leverages Federal Funding to Forge New Frontiers in Entrepreneurial Growth and Technology Transfer Waterville, ME 12/14/2023 – Dirigo…

Dirigo Labs Announces Final Call for Applications for Third Cohort, Citing New Curriculum and Extended Program Length

Waterville, ME 10/31/2023 – Highlighting a focus on financial knowledge and expertise, Dirigo Labs is announcing a final call for applications…

PR: Dirigo Labs Selected to Receive $150,000 from National Small Business Administration Catalyst Grant Competition

Accelerator Program will utilize Phase II funding to connect rural entrepreneurs with Dirigo Labs’ suite of services and diverse sets…

Kennebec Savings Bank Returns as Lead Sponsor for Dirigo Labs’ Better Maine Conference

The second annual conference will increase awareness surrounding workforce development initiatives Waterville, ME 9/6/2023 – Dirigo Labs and its partner, the…

Dirigo Labs Selects Former Cohort Member As Next Entrepreneur in Residence

Seasoned Entrepreneur Jonathan Godbout to Advise Cohort Members  Waterville, ME 8/16/2023 – Dirigo Labs is pleased to announce the appointment of…

Dirigo Labs spurs innovation: Accelerator program helps startups grow

Waterville – In Waterville, Genotyping Center of America is in growth mode. Founded in 2012, the company provides genetic testing…

Dirigo Labs Wins Stage One of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2023 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Accelerator awarded $50,000 in prize money to catalyze relationships and develop Growth Accelerator Partnerships Washington, Waterville, 5/18/2023 – The U.S.…

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