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Common wisdom says that the idea is the “easy part.” The harder part comes during the stage when the idea needs to start to mature into an established venture. We call that "ideas into actions," and the ECenter is here to help you think through the various steps to get early traction and validation of your idea.

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The How Now Wildcats Project - The Makerspace as a Learning Tool

April 28, 2017

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Through a VentureWell faculty grant received in 2016, UNHInnovation is currently offering a limited number of $500 sub-awards for materials and supplies that allow faculty from across the university to integrate the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) Makerspace into their course programming. This spring, UNH Lecturer Molly Campbell and Professor Dennis Britton applied for and received one of the faculty sub-awards and designed a collaborative project for their classes; English 502: Professional and Technical Writing and English 657: Shakespeare, respectively.

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1:1 COACHING AND MENTORS

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The ECenter offers 1:1 coaching and mentoring from entrepreneurs who have built successful companies. Everything from a quick question to on-going weekly sessions are available at no cost to you.

 

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MAKERSPACE AT THE ECENTER

Makerspace at the ECenter

UNH’s first Makerspace is student-run and open to all students and recent graduates. The goal of the Makerspace is to provide the training, tools, and materials to be creative and innovative on personal or academic projects. The Makerspace has 3D printers, a laser cutter, an industrial sewing machine, tools, and more.

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COMPETITIONS AND GRANTS

Competitions and Grants

Ready to see what the world thinks of your idea/venture? Find competitions to enter at UNH, in New Hampshire, and around the world that allow you to share, present, and receive feedback with the potential to win money to help finance the next step.  There are also grants you can apply for to help in your early growth.

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IDEA CONNECTION NETWORK

Idea Connection Network

It takes a team to build an idea. The Idea Connection Network provides the opportunity to find people to help you with your idea. If you want to offer your expertise to help an early-stage idea, you can share your interest areas.

 

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