Maine Spaces for your Growing Startup

Discover Your Startup Hub: UpStart Navigator

All Aboard! Your Next Stop for Startup Success Are you an entrepreneur in the Bangor or Down East Region, ready to transition from your home, garage, or borrowed space to a vibrant community of like-minded startups? Explore affordable options on the UpStart Navigator.

Empower Your Entrepreneurial Journey

You’ll find great options on the UpStart Navigator:

  • Bangor Innovation Center, 40 Johnson St, Bangor.  An incubator with flex space and production space.  The Bangor Innovation Center has “stops” on the Navigator’s Main Street, Microenterprise, and Early Stage High Growth lines.
  • UpStart Center for Entrepreneurship, 20 Godfrey Dr, Orono.  And incubator with office and lab space and incubation services.  The UpStart Center has its “stop” on the Navigator’s Early Stage High Growth line.
  • RIZE CoWorking, 28 Olive St, Bangor.  An co-work and collaborative space with multiple work space options and supportive services.  RIZE has “stops” on the Navigator’s Microenterprise and Early Stage High Growth lines.
  • Union River Center for Innovation, 415 Water St., Ellsworth.  An incubator in an area known for biosciences, with “stops” on the Navigator’s Main Street, Microenterprise, and Early Stage High Growth lines.
  • MainStreet Business Building, 19 Main St., Machias.  A co-work facility with a variety of startup business services.  Coming soon to the Navigator.

Empowering Maine’s Entrepreneurs with Comprehensive Support

The UpStart Navigator was launched by UpStart Maine to help startup businesses of any type and any stage of development find the support resources they may need to grow.  The resources are both based in the Greater Bangor Region, where UpStart Maine is headquartered, and those serving statewide needs.

It uses rich graphics in the form of an interactive Streetcar Map.  Click on the line that fits your enterprise and you’ll find “neighborhoods” of resources, from advice & training to pitch events, funding, space and more.

Easy to navigate, easy to explore.  As MTI noted, the Navigator is “designed to empower Maine’s entrepreneurs by providing them with a comprehensive suite of resources to navigate the dynamic world of entrepreneurship.”

Gratitude to Our Sponsors and Innovators Behind UpStart Navigator

Thank you to our Sponsors who help sustain the Navigator: Maine Technology Institute, Machias Savings Bank, Eastern Maine Development Corporation’s Economic Recovery Hub, Bangor Savings Bank, and Rudman Winchell.  And appreciation to SlicPix, whose technology makes the Navigator possible.

The Navigator is a project of UpStart Maine.  We are the Bangor Region’s innovation hub that connects entrepreneurs statewide to resources to grow their businesses.

National Economic Development Week 2024!  

The City of Bangor’s  Community and Economic Development Department is hosting a VIP Summit at Maine Savings Amphitheater on Tuesday, May 7, in collaboration with The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Bangor Partnership in celebration of National Economic Development Week 2024!  

Come join us for breakfast and hear from community pillars, influential leaders, and the next generation of employees sharing proven strategies to attract, engage, and retain top talent while making a local impact. Gain exclusive insights on cultivating a thriving, socially responsible business from those shaping today’s workforce and tomorrow’s rising stars!

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/4bafBFo 

UpStart mission is to be the Bangor Region’s innovation hub that connects entrepreneurs statewide to resources to grow their businesses.

For more information on UpStart, contact innovation@upstartmaine.org