Innovation Ecosystem

Take advantage of wrap-around services to help your startup thrive.

The Dirigo Labs Innovation Ecosystem offers a toolbox of support before, during, and after the accelerator.

It takes a village to build a successful startup. For every stage of your venture, the Dirigo Labs Innovation Ecosystem will connect you with the people, information, and tools you need to thrive. From launch to exit.

Our Innovation Ecosystem includes:

Networking Opportunities

You never know where a cup of coffee might lead. From chance encounters at our coworking space to one-on-one consultations, from curated mentorships to Network Tech Talks and Demo Day events, you’ll connect with subject matter experts, investors, successful entrepreneurs, and fellow founders.

Academic Partnerships

Build your own team of researchers and experts to scale your startup. Dirigo Labs’ academic partners, including Colby College, Kennebec Valley Community College, Mid-Maine Technical Center, Northeastern University’s Roux Institute, and Thomas College, stand ready to assist with your R&D projects and talent recruitment.

Economic Development Tools

Discover the incentives, funding programs, and site location services that you never knew to ask about. Whether you are planning a major capital investment or are searching for your next facility, Dirigo Labs will connect you with the financial and technical tools to realize your vision.
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