Resources for Alumni

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Resources to Help Alumni with their Ideas or Start-ups

The ECenter's resources, databases, and professional networks are here to help alumni grow their ideas and start-ups.


Pierce Atwood, LLP is a full service law firm that provides today's growth companies with the skilled legal services they need to become the successful companies of tomorrow. Their team has experience assisting entrepreneurs and start-ups int he following key areas: corporate governance, employee benefits, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, litigation (including patent litigation), securities, and venture capital.

Pierce Atwood, LLP, as part of its sponsorship of the ECenter, is an additional relationship resource available to UNH alumni. For more information on select options, email the ECenter at

For more information on local law offices, please view the US News list of Best Law Firms in New Hampshire.

Other Business Resources

Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models. It is a visual chart with elements describing a firm's or product's value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. It assists firms in aligning their activities by illustrating potential trade-offs. The nine "building blocks" of the business model design template that came to be called the Business Model Canvas were initially proposed in 2005 by Alexander Osterwalder based on his earlier work on business modelontology. Since the release of Osterwalder's work around 2008, new canvases for specific niches have appeared. (Source: Wikipedia)

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The ECenter is sharing these resources for reference only. We do not receive promotional compensation should you elect to use them, and we assume no liability for results or interactions with these entities.


Prepared by ECenter Advisory Task Force member Michael McClurken, this patent searching tutorial document is an invaluable resource for start-ups who need a guide to the patent searching process.

Patent Searching Tutorial

The mission of the ECenter Mentor Network is to connect students, faculty/staff, and alumni who are looking for perpective and assistance with their ideas from those who have already been down the same path. Our mentors are alumni and community members with a passion for entrepreneurship and helping innovators grow their ideas.