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SBA Young Entrepreneur Series (YES) Coming to UNH on March 12th

Friday, February 24th, 2012

A great free event’s coming up, put on by our friends at the SBA in collaboration with the NH Small Business Development Center, the NH High Tech Council, and Stay Work Play New Hampshire. Check out the invite below, and register at this link. Registration is required, it’s free, and you’ve gotta do it by Monday, March 12.

From their release: “Please join U.S. SBA Acting Regional Administrator Bob Nelson and NH District Director Greta Johansson in a dialogue with young entrepreneurs and local experts. A distinguished panel of young business leaders will share their personal stories, business tips and lessons learned during an interactive session.”

Got questions? Please contact Scott Wynne with the SBA at (603) 225-1404, or email scott.wynne@sba.gov.

SBA Young Entrepreneur Series (YES)

Presenters, Panelists & Sky Dive Pitch Company Lined Up for Entrepreneur Forum

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

After weeks of preparation, two groups of highly skilled panelists in the alternative energy and retail business sectors have been named to critique the presentations of Revolution Energy and NextChoice.  These two companies were recently selected to present their products to the panels and live audience to gain feedback and insight on marketability and finance strategies at the NH High Tech Council’s Entrepreneur Forum on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.  
high-tech-council-logoRevolution Energy is a leading provider of alternative energy in the State of New Hampshire and recent recipient of a grant through the Green Launching Pad program. NextChoice™ offers flexible, intelligent, automated smart self-service solutions for the restaurant, grocery, casino and stadium sectors to drastically reduce customer wait time in lines and to improve the customer experience. 
The event will be held at the FIRST headquarters located at 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, New Hampshire from 5:20pm until 8:30 pm. The cost for the event is only $25 for NHHTC members, $30 for non-members, and only $10 for students.  Individuals can register at NHHTC.org.
The Forum includes a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and networking opportunities, as well as a “sky dive pitch” from PoKos Communications.  PoKos creates and delivers Social Messaging™, a new text, broadcast and brand marketing software platform for smart phones. Social Messaging enables users to make new connections and enrich their lives, while providing companies and agencies with the first mobile brand marketing solution to reach and engage in continuous conversations with targeted groups. PoKos is based in Portsmouth, NH.
The Revolution Energy Paneilists Include:

M. Curtis Whittaker has been a shareholder of Rath, Young, and Pignatelli since 1991.  Curt heads the firm’s Energy Practice Group, and is a member of the Corporate/Business Law Group.   

John Harper is the founder and manager of Birch Tree Capital, which offers demonstrated financing expertise for renewable power generation projects. Since 1990, John Harper has been a developer, lender, and equity advisor in arranging, extending, and advising in financing of several gigawatts of power projects. 

Tony Grappone is a partner in the Boston. office of Novogradac & Company LLP where he specializes in providing accounting, tax and consulting services to developers, syndicators and investors of projects that qualify for a variety of tax credit programs.

NextChoise Panelists are:
Eduardo Alvarez is an MIT Sloan graduate who has conducted product development research with the MIT media lab and IDEO. He is co-author of MIT best-seller “Design-Inspired Innovation” published in 2006 by World Scientific. He is founder and president of VIGIX.

Randy Dow has over 30 years of Information Systems experience with well over 20 years in strategic and management roles.  Randy is currently a co-founder and Managing Partner for BDP Technology Solutions LLC based out of Concord, NH, a systems consulting and Integration Company. 

Tim Sweeney serves as Business Development Manager for Telequip Corporation, Salem, NH. Telequip is a subsidiary of Crane Payment Solutions a division of Crane, Co (NYSE:CR). Telequip and its sister companies NRI, Cash Code and Money Controls provide both stand-alone and OEM cash handling products.  

About Revolution Energy:  Revolution Energy (RE) is a leading provider of alternative energy in the State of New Hampshire.  Located in Dover, RE was founded in 2008 with one mission – to make alternative energy affordable.  The model is simple: RE installs renewable energy/retrofits existing energy systems and then sells the power generated back to the business in which the site is located. After the completion of the power purchase agreement (PPA), the business can take ownership of the system, and the system continues to generate significant cost savings, as power is no longer purchased from Revolution.  Mike Behrman and Clay Mitchell, co-founders of the company, will make the presentation.  rev-en.com

About NextChoice: NextChoice™ offers flexible, intelligent, automated smart self-service solutions for the restaurant, grocery, casino and stadium sectors.  Designed for easy, flexible and fast integration into busy, large-scale enterprises, NextChoice offers complete, centrally managed, self-service solutions that are scalable and offer high availability with minimal maintenance.  Because NextChoice solutions are designed around an open architecture, they work seamlessly with legacy platforms and point-of-sale (POS) systems, and accommodate new technologies easily and quickly, while providing rapid return on investment.  Founded in 2003, the company is privately-owned and located in Dover.  Dick Andersen, the company president, will make the presentation.  nextchoice.com

The NHHTC holds three Entrepreneur Forums per year where attendees discover how to present a plan to potential investors or gain valuable feedback on specific topics. These events are designed to attract attendees that include entrepreneurs who are developing a business idea or have an interest in the subject matter of the presenters, members of the financial and investment community, and students. 

Each of the presenting companies is given 15 minutes to present its business plan and receive feedback from a panel of experts and the audience. Typically, panelists include at least one investor (angel, venture capitalist, corporate investor, or financial institution) appropriate for the stage of the company and the amount of capital sought. Other panelists are chosen for their familiarity with the industry, technology, market place or strategic issues being addressed.

The panel acts as venture advisors for an evening and provides feedback and potential solutions to challenges faced by entrepreneurial companies based on their own professional experiences and expertise. These business challenges are those encountered by most entrepreneurial companies – including financial, marketing and sales, technology, operations, management, growth, diversification, and more.

To learn more about the event, go to NHHTC.org or call 603.935-8951.  Attendance is limited given space constraints.

NH High Tech Council Entrepreneur Forum Presenters, Sky Dive Participants and Panelists Set for 10/20 Event

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The October 20 NH High Tech Council Entrepreneur Forum will feature IPlayerHD and Securlytics CEOs presenting their products to a panel of experts and a live audience to gain feedback and insight on marketability and finance strategies.  Stay Work Play and Resara representatives will also be on hand for “sky dive pitches” designed to create visibility and engagement with the audience.   
nhhtcThe October 20 event will be held at the FIRST headquarters in Manchester New Hampshire from 5:20 until 8:30 pm. iPHD and Securlytics won the right to present at the Forum following a very competitive application and review process.  The cost for the event is only $25 for NHHTC members and $30 for non-members and individuals can register online at www.nhhtc.org or by calling 924-4311.
Panelists include the following:
Bill McCullen is director of the Boston office of LaunchCapital.  He has several years experience as a private investor in companies in the networking, semiconductor, clean energy and on-line markets.  Prior to LaunchCapital he was a sell side equity analyst for Susquehanna Financial Group in Boston covering telecommunications and networking stocks.  Bill has also worked in senior product marketing and business development roles at local start-ups WindSpeed Access Systems, Teraphase and Sycamore Networks. Bill began his career at Lucent Technologies where he held a variety of technical and marketing positions.

David Cutler is president of Creative Business Development and serves as an integrated marketing, advertising, and sales advisor for companies of all sizes that want to discover innovative ways to take advantage of new opportunities with the Internet and New Media. Graduating from Boston University, he headed to Madison Avenue and settled in Boston doing business development for print, TV, events, Internet, mobile, and social media. Clients include: Anheuser-Busch, AOL, Campbell’s Soup, Cisco, Discovery, General Mills, Hasbro, Kodak, Lifetime, McCann Ericson, Microsoft, Ogilvy, Pioneer, QVC, Rainbow, Roche, Royal Caribbean, S&P, Showtime, Starwood Resorts, Stop & Shop, Sun, Viacom, Yahoo!

iPlayerHD is a powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use tool that delivers a stunning web video experience. iPHD’s simple interface makes it a breeze to quickly upload video content and immediately display it on customizable iPHD web pages or within customizable embedded players.  iPHD is a profitable, subscription-based HD web video hosting and streaming video solution. Their platform is ad-free so video messages are branded by the customer. The company currently is based in Newfields, New Hampshire. 

Wes Moore, founder and CEO of iPlayerHD, will make the presentation.  He has 25 years experience as an entrepreneur. iPlayerHD is his eighth start-up. Over the last ten years, Wes’ focus has been on video, first with Moore Digital, which he launched in 2000 and sold to Homemovie.com in 2003, followed by MooreCast.com, which delivers do-it-yourself websites with heavy emphasis on web video. Prior to 2000, Wes owned a string of successful companies including Material Handling Installations, which peaked at six million in sales in 2000 and Moore Staffing Solutions which he sold in 2001.

Securlytics targets user persona and delivers targeted relevant content to the users. Securlytics usage metrics tracks the user behavior, and suggests content based on keyword searches made by peers. For content publishers, Securlytics secures their intellectual property from unauthorized distribution, enhances their ability to improve the content based on analytics provided and target content delivery based on the user behavior. Securlytics focuses on content distributed using physical media and cloud delivered content.  The company is currently based in Northborough, MA.

George Adams will represent Securlytics.  He is a 25 year veteran in information technology, with over 10 of those years specializing in IT security and compliance. Before co-founding Securlytics, he was CEO of SSH Communications Security Inc. which he built from start-up to a world-leading developer of software solutions for scalable secure Internet communications, and co-led the SSH $400M IPO. More than 200 of the Fortune 500, all major US Government agencies, and over 4,000 SMB’s now use SSH Tectia to secure file transfers and data-in-motion. Prior to SSH, George was VP of Marketing and Business Development at Phoenix Technologies Ltd.  He also started/built successful new businesses at Sun Microsystems, VC-funded Cyborg Corp, Intel, and Analog Devices.  

Sky Dive presenters are as follows:.
Stay Work Play NH, Inc. was established as a nonprofit organization in 2009 to further the 55% Initiative, and support and advance several recommendations made by the Governor’s Task Force on Young Worker Retention.  It serve as an independent organization that runs a comprehensive website and associated marketing effort regarding what New Hampshire can offer to the 20-30 year old demographic in terms of staying, working, and playing here.   

Resara LLC is a software company that was founded in 2005 by two passionate, young entrepreneurs.  The company launched with a Linux computer solution for schools, which has built Resara into a reliable small business.  Today, Resara is diversifying its offerings with a new product geared toward small businesses, with the aim to significantly grow the company over the next five years. 

The event includes a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and networking opportunities, as well as the presentations and opportunities to engage the presenters at the event and in questions and answer sessions.

Fore….Techies and Rocket Scientists Alike

Friday, June 25th, 2010

If you can put together a kitchen table without a set of directions, create science fair projects for your children that are the envy of the classroom and make homemade gunpowder out of potassium nitrate and charcoal, this following press release from our friends at the NH High Tech Council is for you:

Golfers, get out your adjustable drivers, radar golf balls, laser putters and other technological tools you typically can’t use on the course.  At the first ever NH High Tech Council’s Techno Golf Tournament, all of these items and more are not only legal, golfers are encouraged to bring them! 

rodney_dangerfieldRegistration is now open for the tournament, which will be held at Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown NH on Monday, September 27th beginning at 8:30 am.   The scramble tournament will be best ball, and will include prizes for hole in one, top three teams, last place, closest to the pin, longest drive, straightest drive, and the best technologically equipped foursome. The event will also include a raffle, lunch buffet, and a networking opportunity after the event. 

Registration is now open and can be done online at www.NHHTC.org/Register.  The per person fee is $150 and a foursome is $600.  A $1200 Corporate Foursome Sponsorship (Gold Package) is offered. Complete details for all sponsorships including Event, Luncheon Awards, Gold, Fairway and Registration are online at www.NHHTC/Sponsorship,

“We’re very excited to launch this new event and encourage those golf technologists out there to bring in their technologically assisted A-game,” said Art Bruinooge, member of the NHHTC Board and head of the committee planning the event. 

The NHHTC expects the event to be a sell-out and is encouraging early registration. Sponsorships are also available. To learn more, please call NHHTC at 924-8324 or go to www.NHHTC.org/Golf.