About Us

Our mission: building the next generation of growth companies in Ellsworth.

 
The Union River Center for Innovation is a community-driven business incubator and coworking space supporting startups and entrepreneurs for rapid growth and sustained success.

We provide infrastructure, access, technology, and coaching, with help from the region’s most experienced and celebrated institutions.  Partners include The Jackson Laboratory, the University of Maine, the Maine Technology Institute, the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Eaton Peabody, and the Ellsworth Business Development Corporation.  See a complete list of partners and supporters here


We are located near historic downtown Ellsworth, a vibrant coastal Maine city best known as the Gateway to Acadia.  Ellsworth’s extensive businesses and services, in combination with its proximity to world-renowned research institutions, has prompted the beginnings of a cultural revitalization, that led U.S. Senator Susan Collins to rebrand it the “Gateway to Opportunity.” 

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