Dirigo Labs is scheduled to host a cohort kickoff event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space in Waterville’s Hathaway Creative Center at 10 Water St. #303. The event showcase for the second cohort will feature 11 members and one research and development fellow who will introduce their startups through a one-minute “pitch” highlighting their respective products or companies, according to a news release from the regional startup accelerator based in Waterville.

“At Dirigo Labs, we believe deeply in the importance of supporting startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses that drive economic growth. We look forward to working with these new companies as we continue to accelerate the growth of businesses throughout Maine,” said Dirigo Labs Program Manager Emalee Couture. “Dirigo Labs offers unique opportunities for collaboration, community building, and research and development, and we look forward to the fresh perspectives and innovative thinking our second group will contribute to our community.”

The event will begin with an introduction from inaugural cohort member and co-founder of Maine-based biotech company GenoTyping Center for America, Michael Greene. The second launch is open to the public, with a range of companies featuring industries within manufacturing, outdoor recreation, energy, health care, education and technology. Join us for an evening of networking, inspiration and the opportunity to discover the next big innovation in Maine’s startup and entrepreneurial landscape.

For more information and a list of the Dirigo Labs 2023 cohort companies, visit dirigolabs.org.

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