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Grow your business with Union River Center for Innovation!


Welcome to Union River Center for Innovation!

The Union River Center for Innovation is proud to offer entrepreneurs and startups the opportunity to grow their companies by providing the resources necessary to get a business up and running.

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Need a space to work for the day? Need a space to begin building your business? Have a great business plan but need some help getting started? We have it all!
  • Business Incubator
    Our business incubator program is here to help Maine businesses grow and accomplish their goals!
  • Co-working Space & Rentals
    Need a place to get some work done for the day? Looking for a meeting space? Our facility is happy to help!
  • Free Seminars
    Starting a small business, but need a little extra help understanding certain aspects, like accounting, finance, marketing, or law? Don’t miss our free and public seminars!
  • Private Offices
    Need a work space to conduct your business? We have private offices for you!


“URCI has taken a big step forward in providing an onsite administrator/entrepreneur with the time to conduct one on one mentoring meetings every 2-3 months. Mypitch development process has improved by giant steps and they are attributable to his mentoring/coaching! The connectedness to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Maine hasbeen empowering. URCI’s credibility in the ecosystem provides validation for the entrepreneur as acceptance is essentially immediate once it is known one has been accepted by URCI.”
Jerry Collins, CEO, Treadwell Corporation
“We had concerns buying a house without high speed internet, and this is key to our remote jobs. Having our office at URCI enabled us to move here full time. The ecosystem at URCI is friendly, cooperative, and efficient.”
Lisa Matthews, Private Office Tenant
“URCI has an impressive bioscience community laboratory to support our preclinical drug discovery studies. It is well-equipped with a state-of-the art imaging system and an animal surgical unit, in addition to standard laboratory equipment. URCI’s culture promotes and fosters interactions with entrepreneurs across its vast network in the state, and lowers the activation energy for entrepreneurs by providing access to business coaches, DREAM series webinars, and investment financial resources.”
Novo Biosciences
“The private offices at the Center allow me to work from an office setting surrounded by other like-minded remote workers and entrepreneurs; while still having access to all amenities needed to do my job, like high-speed internet. I love the ability to work for one of the largest companies in the world, while still living in and being involved in the Ellsworth-area community.”
Kyle Shank, Marketing Science Partner, Facebook

About Us

Union River Center for Innovation has been able to partner with multiple community experts and organizations to provide a wide variety of programs and services to grow and develop your business. We believe it’s important to marry best practices and the methods most effective for your specific business to create an action plan that will best serve your company. The following programs and services were developed in conjunction with area businesses to tailor offerings to meet the needs of startups and entrepreneurs, including a business incubator program and coworking space.

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