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Dirigo Labs: A Regional Technology Accelerator Program

An innovation hub that combines an entrepreneurship center, co-work space for remote workers, and loft apartments in a walkable downtown creates an energized space where digital workers can connect, collaborate, and build momentum toward a vibrant digital economy ecosystem.

As a public-private economic development partnership fostering a robust mid-Maine economy, CMGC is organizing the tech industry’s ability to transition the post-manufacturing economy through the Dirigo Labs (DL) initiative. Through this initiative, DL will galvanize mid-Maine’s unique diversity of academic institutions and tech firms to develop a startup accelerator that harnesses the entrepreneurship and digital skills of our students, graduates, academic faculty, and business owners to build a sustainable tech and innovation hub that powers a thriving rural economy.

Utilizing local assets including the world-class Colby College and Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space, a hub for entrepreneurs and tech workers, DL will:

  • • Build a startup accelerator with cohort members representing diverse industries
  • • Cultivate a mentor network that produces in-depth mentoring sessions
  • • Facilitate access to investment capital and deal flow
  • • Marshal academic assets to develop workforce and tech talent pipelines

DL Resources

Dirigo Labs Overview Memo

Dirigo Labs in the Media

Bricks Coworking and Innovation Space

Accelerator Manager – LinkedIn Job Posting

Accelerator Manager – Indeed Job Posting

Technical Recruitment Specialist – LinkedIn Job Posting

Technical Recruitment Specialist – Indeed Job Posting

For more information about Dirigo Labs, including interested and/or prospective Dirigo Labs cohort members, please contact director@centralmaine.org

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