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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…

Finsulate Triumphs at Dirigo Labs Pitch Competition with Ecological Boating Solution

Startup receives $25,000 cash prize sponsored by Skowhegan Savings Bank Waterville, ME 6/4/2024 – Finsulate secured a $25,000 prize sponsored by Skowhegan Savings…

Dirigo Labs Wins Stage One of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Accelerator Program was awarded $50,000 in prize money for equitable access to entrepreneurship Washington, D.C., Waterville, ME 5/14/2024 – The U.S. Small…

Central Maine Organizations Unite to Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship Through Series of Pitch Contests

Waterville, Skowhegan 4/25/2024 – Five prominent organizations in central Maine —Dirigo Labs, Main Street Skowhegan, Colby College, Thomas College, and…

Dirigo Labs Announces Appointment of Executives-in-Residence to Drive Cleantech Innovation

Waterville, ME 4/23/2024 – Dirigo Labs is delighted to announce the appointment of two Executives-in-Residence (EiR). The cleantech executives, including Bob…

Dirigo Labs Hires Mufaddal Ali as Project Management Specialist

New Position to Prioritize Tracking Impact and Outcomes of Accelerator Companies Waterville, ME 4/2/2024 – Dirigo Labs is pleased to…

Skowhegan Savings Sponsors Third Annual Dirigo Labs Pitch Competition Prize of $25,000

Prize to be Awarded to Top Cohort Company on May 22 in Waterville Waterville, ME 3/12/2024 – Dirigo Labs is…

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…

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