Saturday, September 15 2012 12:39
Six outstanding startups compete for $100k in equity financing this coming Thursday, September 20th in the first Techout NH competition finale.
And three of them have strong connections to the UNH Durham startup community.
Please come over to Merrimack and support our startups!
Our friends at the NH High Tech Council, abi Innovation Hub, and host NanoCompTechnologies are gearing up for a large crowd of voters to make a $20,000 decision for the third place prize- and you could join in the voting!
Here's how the three winners are chosen from the six finalists below:
TechOut provides cash awards of $100,000 annually to three winners. First prize is $50,000, second prize is $30,000, and third prize is $20,000. The first two prizes are awarded based on the decisions of an esteemed group of judges with exceptional business experience. Third prize will be crowed sourced at an annual event, with the audience voting in real time for the third prize winner out of a group of Finalists in the competition.
Tickets for the Thursday evening event are on sale now via Eventbrite. The $45 price includes a buffet of yummy food worthy of being called dinner, as well as terrific networking among NH's most engaged tech startup community members.
You'll see pitches from six finalist startups, and help send $20k to one of them!
MiEdge- a cloud-based prospecting intelligence tool for professionals in the Employee Benefits and Health & Welfare industries, based in New Boston, NH;
Screen Retriever- software that helps parents monitor their children's Internet activity so that they can teach them safe and appropriate online behavior, based in Massachusetts;
Mosaic Archive- rhe complete solution for serious photographers to manage, access, sync, and safely store their images both online and locally, based at the abi Innovation Hub in Manchester, NH.
WakUp- led by PhD in Chemistry Shaw Yao, Wakup develops and sells safe, easy to use, non-caffeine energy products that help consumers stay alert when they’re feeling drowsy.
Sensible Spreader, winner of the 2012 Holloway Innovation-to-Market Competition, is a de-icer spreading system that uses GPS technology to map sensitive watersheds and allows transportation officials to apply specific de-icers on roads in environmentally sensitive areas. Led by 2012 MBA graduate Andrew Jaccoma.
ThermaHexx, inventor and manufacturer of an invisible low-cost solar collector and heat exchanger with a diversity of potential applications for the building trades industries. Led by Portsmouth-based Bob Barmore, and a winner of the 2011 Green Launching Pad Competition here at UNH.
New Hampshire's small but growing startup scene is lucky to have a competition with this level of funding, excitement, and engagement. Your vote Thursday could make the difference for one of these young companies.
Won't you join us in Merrimack and help make TechOut 1.0 a roaring success?
Buy your ticket now!
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