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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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UNH Alum Donates $150K to Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center

April 28, 2017

group picture with green backgroundThe Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) recently announced the creation of the J. Dolores and Alfred P. Maurice Prize for Innovation Fund. Alfred P. Maurice donated $150,000 to create an endowed gift to benefit undergraduate student innovation. The ECenter is honored that Alfred Maurice sees the value in encouraging, supporting, and rewarding undergraduate students to be creative and innovative with ideas and solutions.  This prize will help us continue to build the growing innovation culture on campus whether the student idea is a product, social venture, or service.

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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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