Along the banks and falls of the Kennebec River, Waterville is an energetic, multicultural city of just under 16,000 residents. With three colleges within striking distance, a world-class art museum and opera house, and a downtown full of locally-sourced and international eateries, our city thrives on creativity. When you stroll along the downtown RiverWalk, it’s easy to see why established tech firms and emerging startups blossom in our city.
It’s also easy to get to Waterville. Located on two exits off of Interstate 95, Waterville is 15 minutes from the capital of Augusta, about an hour from Portland, ME and Bangor, ME, and three hours from Boston, MA by road (or, you can fly into our municipal airport). Major state routes take you to the mountains or the ocean in an hour, and to the Canadian border in two.
In the center of this activity sits the Hathaway Creative Center, a redeveloped Lockwood mill transformed into a hub for healthcare, arts & culture, a craft brewery, and Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space, the home of Dirigo Labs. Here, you’ll find the inspiration and infrastructure to build a thriving startup.