Dirigo Labs blog

Waterville-based accelerator expands in-house staff with an experienced startup founder

Waterville, ME 10/25/2022 – Dirigo Labs, Maine’s newest startup accelerator, announced Jeremy Barron would be the inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence as part…

Kennebec Savings Bank Leads Sponsors for DEIA Conference in Downtown Waterville

Waterville, ME (10/19/2022) – Dirigo Labs, Central Maine’s premier accelerator program, is excited to announce the Better Maine Conference: Building Inclusive…

Following its Successful Launch, Dirigo Labs Opens Applications for Second Cohort of Startup Companies

Waterville, ME 9/15/2022 – Dirigo Labs announced today that applications for its second accelerator cohort will open on September 19th,…

bluShift Aerospace Announced Winner of Dirigo Labs Inaugural Pitch Competition Prize of $25,000

Waterville, ME 6/22/2022 – Maine-based bluShift Aerospace successfully secured a $25,000 prize sponsored by Skowhegan Savings Bank. Based in Brunswick,…

Dirigo Labs To Host Pitch Competition for Inaugural Cohort of 12 Startups

Waterville, ME 6/15/2022 – Dirigo Labs, Maine’s newest accelerator, will be hosting a pitch competition for its cohort companies at…

Dirigo Labs Secures $25,000 Pitch Competition Prize from Skowhegan Savings Bank

Waterville, ME 6/7/2022 – Dirigo Labs has successfully secured its pitch competition prize for its inaugural cohort of 12 Maine-based startups. The…

Maine Venture Fund partners with Central Maine Growth Council and Dirigo Labs to support Central Maine entrepreneurs

Waterville, ME 5/31/2022 – Maine Venture Fund is proud to announce a new partnership with Dirigo Labs, a startup accelerator launched…

Bill and Joan Alfond Foundation Awards Funding to Dirigo Labs to Support Business Accelerator, Innovation Ecosystem

Waterville, ME, 5/11/2022 – Bill and Joan Alfond announced a grant from their foundation today to the Central Maine Community…

Dirigo Labs Hires Jake Conterato as Projects and Innovation Network Coordinator

New Position to Highlight Partnership between Colby College and the Dirigo Labs Accelerator Waterville, ME, 4/27/2022 – Dirigo Labs is…

Dirigo Labs Launches Inaugural Cohort, Spotlighting Emerging Technologies, Manufacturing, and Sustainable Aerospace

Waterville, ME, 3/15/2022 – Dirigo Labs has selected the 12 startup teams to participate in its inaugural accelerator class. Launching…

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