Our Story

Innovate York County was formed as an innovation hub in 2015 with the support of Blackstone Accelerates Growth (BxG). BxG was created by Blackstone Charitable Foundation, a 5-year $50 million Entrepreneurship Initiative to support innovative programs that drive job creation. Engine, an art and design nonprofit in Biddeford, was named the Hub Coordinator. At the completion of the initiative, BxG became Maine Accelerates Growth (MxG), with continuing support by the Maine Community Foundation.

Innovation Hubs are communities of entrepreneurs and businesses with a shared commitment to building sustainable enterprises. Innovate York County is building a network of support services to identify and connect entrepreneurs in the Southern Maine region to form a vibrant, fully networked community.

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Participating Organizations


Engine: Propelling the Creative Community
Maine FabLab, a program of Engine
Heart of Biddeford, a Main Street Program
ThinkTank Biddeford
Furman Gregory Deptula law offices
York County Community College