Friday, September 21 2012 00:00
Three winners shared the $100k fund prize:
Third Place: Dover-based Sensible Spreader
Second Place: Portsmouth's Therma-Hexx
First Place: MiEdge of New Boston
Our friends at the NH High Tech Council, abi Innovation Hub, and host NanoCompTechnologies put together a fun event that drew out over 250 people to enjoy the six pitches and finalists. This was an impressive crowd, especially given all the many things going on in the business world around NH last night.
MiEdge and Therma-Hexx were chosen by a panel of startup experts, who judged them to be the two most promising investments.
Once the top two spots were chosen, the crowd joined the action to vote for third place. Sensible Spreader won with an overwhleming 50% of the vote.
Seacoast startup supporters can be very proud today, with $50k in capital now flowing this way. UNH can be proud as well, with one MBA grad and one Green Launching Pad winner in the top three.
Description of all six companies below. Thanks to everyone who supported TechOut- and get ready for v2.0 sometime in 2013.
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.
Three UNH-related startups, including two founded by UNH alums while they were students here:
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.blog comments powered by Disqus
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