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UNH Entrepreneurship Center

ECenter Signature Programs and Events


ECenter Challenge

$25,000 in prizes to engage in ideas and innovation

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Workshops, Speaker Series, Ideathons

Build your skills with impact events

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Student Idea Coaching

Helping you grow your idea or early-stage start-up

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Student Idea Fund

Micro grants to help cover start-up costs

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Shaw Innovation Explorers

UNH ECenter Student Fellows Program

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Makerspace at the ECenter

3D printers, laser burners, CNC milling,  and more!
Free to all UNH students

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Maurice Prize for Innovation

$5,000 prize to take risks and explore new ideas

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Summer Seed Grant

$3,000 - $6,000 to work on your idea over the summer

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Paid Internship at Start-Ups Program

$6,000 experiential summer internships

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High Impact Experiential Learning

Our goal is to create the next generation of leaders with an entrepreneurial mind-set who can see opportunities and identify creative solutions others have missed, one idea at a time. Although part of UNH, we are independent of any one college. 

The ECenter delivers unique, hands-on, experiential programming that inspires, nurtures, and mentors students from any major, at every step in the process, anywhere from idea development to company creation. We operate as a start-up in an academic environment, and most programs are donor funded. Led by a proven serial entrepreneur, we are rapidly demonstrating significant success throughout the UNH student community. Being co-curricular means we're able to complement what all students are learning in every classroom on campus. 

Best Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

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The UNH Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) is nationally recognized and award winning!

Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship

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