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NH Tech Alliance Accepting Appplications for Entrepreneur of the Year

Published Thursday Jun 20, 2024

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NH Tech Alliance Accepting Appplications for Entrepreneur of the Year

The NH Tech Alliance is accepting applicaitons for the Entrepreneur of the Year award and Product of the Year. Nominations for Entrepreneur of the Year close June 30, 2024.

Entrepreneur of the Year nominees must be a founder, owner or manager of a NH-based business who successfully organized, developed or managed a technology-based concept into a viable product or service. Entrepreneur of the Year will be awarded at the Innovation Summit.

Nominees may be a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation, or a subsidiary or division based in NH.

To meet the high technology requirement of the competition, the applicant’s business must develop, manufacture or distribute a commercially successful technology-based product or service. To be eligible to receive an award, the Applicant must be an owner/manager who is primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company and an active member of top management.

The applicant’s company must be at least two years old. If the company is publicly held, the Applicant must be an active member of top management.

Factors considered in judging are around risk, innovation, growth, competition, profitability and employment. To apply, click here.

Product of the Year

The NH Tech Alliance is also accepting applicaitons for Product of the Year.

Companies must have either a headquarters, subsidiary or division based in NH. Products must have been released or significantly updated within the last 12 month. Products must meet the broad categorization of high tech and/or advanced manufacturing

The application fee is waived for Alliance members and is $350 for non-members.

After the application deadline closes, up to 10 finalists are selected by a panel of judges with entrepreneurial and investing experience, as well as some past winners. Those 10 finalists present their product to the judges committee. The judges will then narrow the selection down to five finalists to present at the December event.

The event will consist of seven minute presentations live from the Bank of NH Stage and will be live streamed on the NHTA YouTube Channel by Events United. The 2021 and 2022 events combined had over 8,000 views from a global audience.

After the presentations, audience members vote for their favorite product. The final winner will be selected by combining the audience choice and the judges choice with equal weight. The Product of the Year is announced at the end of the event.

To apply for product of the Year, click here.

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