Community Stories & Dirigo Speaker Series

Understand the story and the technology behind Maine’s most promising startups and innovative companies.
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Each monthly Speaker Series conversation is like an episode of “How I Built This”, except you get to ask the questions.

In our small-group setting, founders and leaders share real advice on how they overcame challenges, capitalized on their target market, and developed their product. Offered as part of the Dirigo Labs Innovation Ecosystem, each conversation provides you with actionable insight for your own products and processes.

Join us each month on the second Thursday for insightful conversation with Maine’s innovation community.

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Upcoming Speaker Series

January ’23 Speaker Series: Bixby Chocolate: Crafting Chocolates with a Conscience

Thursday, January 12 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm |  Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space, Hathaway Creative Center @ 10 Water St., Waterville, ME | Free, thanks to CGI and the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation (at Thomas College)

Recent Speakers

View a few of our recent Speaker Series conversations below, or view more here.

November ’22 Speaker Series: FarmDrop: Increasing Community Access to Locally Grown Produce and Products
October ’22 Speaker Series: Ocean Farm Supply: Empowering Companies to Harvest Shellfish Sustainably
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