The NH Tech Alliance is seeking NH-based organizations interested in applying for the 2019 Product of the Year (POY) award. POY recognizes NH’s most innovative products developed in the past year. It also provides a platform for entrepreneurs to receive free advice, major product promotion and podium time in front of hundreds of tech leaders.
“Being named Product of the Year by the Alliance has helped catapult many companies forward because it validates their technological innovation in a very public way. I am excited to see what new developments our entrepreneurial tech sector has been developing as we open up this year’s application process,” says Lisa Bruinooge King, Alliance board member and co-chair of the POY Committee.
Applications are available on the Alliance website and details all eligibility requirements. The fee has been reduced to a $50 early bird rate for those who submit an application by August 12. After that date, application fees will be $200 for members and $350 for non-members.
In early October, up to five finalists will be selected by a panel of judges composed of entrepreneurs, investors and past winners. The audience is actively engaged and helps select the winner. After the presentations, audience members cast their votes for their top product.
As one of the Alliance’s six signature events, POY offers finalists and winners significant visibility through the judging process and product demonstrations, both at the event and in overall promotions. In addition, each winner is showcased at the Alliance’s display and on a crystal trophy at Greater Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.
Finalists will present their innovations to a live audience at this Alliance signature event on Thursday, October 24 at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford.