About Us

UNH ECenter

The Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) was funded in early 2015 and officially launched in November 2015 with the hiring of its first director, Ian Grant.  In January 2016, the ECenter opened in the UNHInnovation wing of Madbury Commons.

The ECenter is part of the overall vision of Marc Sedam, Associate Vice Provost of Innovation and New Ventures and Managing Director of UNHInnovation.

About the ECenter

The ECenter is intentionally independent of any one college on campus. We are here for all students, faculty/staff, and alumni. The ECenter’s goal is to continue building the positive and supportive idea/innovation/entrepreneurial culture by creating various opportunities for engagement through new co-curricular programming, as well as supporting existing academic, student, university, and independent initiatives.

We support any stage of idea and start-up development in any discipline or industry, from technology, to social entrepreneurship, to consumer products, and everything in between!

Within the ECenter there is the Alpha Loft, an incubator/accelerator that also offers co-working zones and storage for students to work on projects.

The ECenter also includes a student-run Makerspace, which has 3D printers, a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, an industrial sewing machine, electronic parts/pieces, a soldering station, and a wide variety of tools for all UNH students to experiment with their ideas and build prototypes.

In the summer of 2016, we launched the Caffeinator Coffee Bar at the ECenter. The smooth and refreshing nitro cold brew coffee is from alumni entrepreneur Connor Roelke's NOBL Coffee. The ECenter is proud to support this alumni venture, and the cold brew coffee is the perfect caffeine source for busy entrepreneurs!

Student-run organizations, the Entrepreneurship Club (ICE) and TechX, call the ECenter home for their weekly club meetings.

If you're in a student club and you want to hold a meeting at the ECenter, contact Program Manager Heather MacNeill at heather.macneill@unh.edu

Check out our YouTube page to see videos clips from our Makerspace, Summer Seed Grant 2016 presentations by RAIDX and Project OASIS, and the power of entrepreneurship at UNH. 

UNH Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) (05/06/2017)

Marc Sedam

Marc Sedam, Associate Vice Provost of Innovation and New Ventures and Managing Director of UNHInnovation, is the founding director of the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center.

Marc’s vision was for the ECenter to transform the study and creation of ideas into the practice of bringing those ideas into the world through ideation, creativity, and company formation. By supporting the technology opportunities coming out of UNH Research and providing the hub for students, faculty, and staff to learn and understand about all things entrepreneurial, the ECenter will be a successful part of the culture at UNH. 

The ECenter would not be here without him! 



Peter T. Paul

Peter T. PaulWe are grateful for funding from Peter T. Paul  (’67) to launch the Entrepreneurship Center at UNH.  Paul has a long commitment to education at the University including a $25 million gift in 2008 to build a new business college named the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.

Paul is the CEO of Headlands Asset Management LLC, an investment management company he founded in 2008. In addition, he is the owner of West Biofuels, a research and development venture, and Peter Paul Wines. He is also chairman of The Headlands Foundation, a nonprofit organization he founded in 1995.

In 1986, Paul founded Headlands Mortgage Company. It became one of the premier wholesale lending institutions in the country, specializing in originating, selling, securitizing, and servicing residential mortgage loans. After leading Headlands through a successful IPO in February of 1998, Paul negotiated its merger with GreenPoint Financial in 1999.


Wildcatalysts Network

We are appreciative for the financial support of programs and projects from the Wildcatalysts Network (WCN) .  The WCN is a growing group of alumni and friends of UNH helping to build the entrepreneurial culture and experience at UNH for students, faculty/staff, and alumni through program development at the ECenter with financial support, personal mentoring, network  introductions, and engagement. Check out the Wildcatalysts Network Page to learn more!