The ECenter and its partners have a network of investors who can provide advice as you look to finance your venture. Some ventures need an angel investor for a first round of outside capital or, depending upon the idea stage, you might be looking to a venture capital firm to raise a Series A round or beyond.
Raising funding and capital from outside sources has its pros and cons. We can help you understand the benefits and costs and help you work through what would be required to build a company on revenue, cash flow, and profits.
Sometimes funding is required just to get a prototype built. It's equally important to get early traction to test assumptions and iterate your idea before building a final product or technology. The ECenter's goal is to enable entrepreneurial teams to quickly build, test, and share their concepts. We are currently developing a small fund that will support students in this effort.
For more information, please contact Director Ian Grant.
The purpose of the ECenter Prototype Fund is to help UNH students to design, build, and test new products or technologies. Applications are reviewed and a determination of winners is made each semester, and could be up to $1,000 in non-equity grant funding. The Fund is limited, but we are hopeful to continue to grow it to be able to award more grants. Application and process coming Fall 2016.
In the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNH Rines Fund
Students actively manage the Rines Student Angel Investment Fund, a donor-created fund which focuses on investments in private equity and angel investments in entrepreneurial ventures and start-ups. The Rines Fund is open to all companies, not just UNH-related. For more information about the process to be considered, contact email@example.com.
Angel and Venture Capital in NH
Crowdfunding is by definition, “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.”