Dirigo Labs: A Regional Technology Accelerator Program
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
For more information about Dirigo Labs, including interested and/or prospective Dirigo Labs cohort members, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org