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Dirigo Labs Cohort Launch

January 26, 2023, 5:30 PM7:30 PM


In 2022, we launched our inaugural cohort, hosted a pitch competition, and celebrated Maine's workforce through the creation of the Better Maine Conference.

Please join us for the launch of our second cohort of 12 companies. Beverages and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

The event showcase for the second cohort will feature eleven members and one R&D fellow

who will introduce their startups through a one-minute “pitch” highlighting their respective products or companies.

Meet our 2023 Cohort!

Against The Grain
A closed-loop composting and analytics company that repurposes waste
products from breweries, distilleries, and cideries, for animal feed.
Black Travel Maine
New York
An experiential travel and tour service curating group trips for Black visitors to Maine using its proprietary booking platform.
Rockland, ME
Manufactures compact, prefabricated buildings using 100% bio-based materials that capture up to 60X more carbon than it takes to produce them.
Deer Isle, ME
An online network of farmers' markets providing access to quality local food with convenient community pickup and delivery.
Gel Hydration
Provides hydration solutions for working, service, and companion dogs to improve performance and quality of life, one animal at a time.
Home Grown Fuels
Developing renewable energy facilities for Biochar, Graphene, Renewable
Diesel, and Wood Vinegar for a cleaner energy future.
I-Tell Alert
Winthrop, ME
A medical device company developing a smart sensor for walkers to achieve better outcomes for seniors.
Move Free
Bar Harbor, ME
A premier New England running and outdoor brand with a social impact mission.
Auburn, ME
A web-based platform that helps students engage with books they love and allows educators to focus on instilling a life-long love of reading.
Real Time Reality
(R&D Fellow)
Orono, ME
Developing world-class custom VR experiences for enterprise and government clients to provide soft-skill training for a variety of industries.
Waterville, ME
A statewide, interactive snowmobile map application enabling riders to explore new areas, plan trips and find destination points along the way.
Tardigrade Industries
Skowhegan, ME
A protective products company building near helmet-level fragmentation protection eyewear for military and police personnel.


January 26, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space
Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water St. Ste. 110
Waterville, ME
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