A State-wide Infrastructure to Support Entrepreneurial Success

A State-wide Infrastructure to Support Entrepreneurial Success

Apr 15, 2013

What happens when you have a round-table discussion among entrepreneurs and early stage companies in Durham’s incubator Idea Greenhouse, led by the Seacoast regional manager of the Small Business Development Center, with experts who know how to write a winning SBIR proposal, know how to reduce the roadblocks related to intellectual property and have state funding to seed research/business partnerships?  You have all the ingredients of a collaborative program that offers a pathway from innovation to commercialization and job creation for NH.

This state-wide reach has been tested this past year through a series of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) workshops held in Durham, Hanover, Keene, Manchester and Nashua.  This year we will expand our outreach by incorporating round-table discussions held in the various incubator spaces throughout the state.  What is the outcome? 

We expect to enhance the toolkit of resources available in NH to grow small businesses, increase the number of applicants for federal funding via the SBIR’s, measure the leveraged income of non-dilutive federal dollars to NHIRC-funded companies, see technology-based small businesses reach their milestones and develop successful entrepreneurs who will create jobs in New Hampshire.

For more information visit the NH Inspires Innovations website and these Incubators:

abi Innovation Hub - Manchester

Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network – Hanover

Enterprise Center - Plymouth

Hannah Grimes Center - Keene

Idea GreenHouse – Durham

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