Corporate Sponsors

As the expression goes, “it takes a village.”  The ECenter continues to be successful because of the generous contributions from corporations that help provide funding and services in critical areas of ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


Corporate Donors

The ECenter offers a full corporate sponsorship program and benefits. Levels range from $1,000 to $25,000+.

To request the corporate sponsorship brochure that outlines the details, or for more information, email Executive Director,  Ian Grant.

When donating via the button below, please indicate the funding level you're interested in and if it's a one or three year commitment in the "special instructions" box. 

Thank you for supporting student entrepreneurs!



In Appreciation of Our Corporate Sponsors

Premier Level Sponsor


Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), an innovator in business payment automation technology for 30 years, eliminates that struggle by helping companies make complex business payments simple, smart and secure. The proof of their success lies in the fact that Bottomline’s solutions are being used by thousands of companies in 92 countries to simplify and streamline payment processes, dramatically improve cash management and rapidly gain full control over payments. That’s billions of transactions processing trillions of dollars of payments every single year.




Venture Level Sponsors


3EDGE seeks to blend scientific methodology with sound judgment and practical experience. Their proprietary research process and team of professionals with deep industry experience is focused on identifying undervalued asset classes poised to enter a period of outperformance to help deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for their clients.  All told, the team has a combined 100+ years of investment industry experience and several members have worked together closely for many years. 


The Kane Company is among the region’s largest real estate investment and development companies. The Kane Company is a leading owner, manager, and developer of class A and B real estate. Since the early 90’s Kane has focused on building and acquiring commercial properties, with a portfolio of over 2million s/f of office, retail, hospitality and industrial properties in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts and is one of the largest commercial landlords in Portsmouth. As part of Kane’s current strategy, the company will focus on mixed-use redevelopment in Newburyport, MA, building medical office space as well as expanding its current office and industrial platform. The Kane Company continues to explore investment and development opportunities to expand and grow responsibly.


Lake Street Advisors is an established advisor of high-wealth family clients, dedicated to their specific wealth management goals. Lake Street Advisors has always been an independent wealth management firm, meaning they are not tied to any products or managers and accept no commissions. As a partner of Focus Financial, they join an international consortium of other independent, fiduciary wealth management firms that share the individualized focus and dedicated service model they are committed to delivering to their clients every day. They put client interests first so they can focus on what matters most. They have locations in Boston, MA and Portsmouth, NH, and serve high-wealth family clients in New England and across the country.


Pierce Atwood LLP is a full service law firm and their Catalyst Program 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 startups in the following key areas: corporate governance, employee benefits, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, litigation (including patent litigation), securities, and venture capital.


Partner Level Sponsor

catchfire creative

CatchFire Creative is a Portsmouth, NH and Brooklyn, NY-based full-service creative agency specializing in branding, web design and development, and social media marketing. Founded by a UNH alum, CatchFire provides consulting and productive services to UNH students through the ECenter.


Supporter Level Sponsors

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Fishnet Media brings the best of both worlds in providing clients with engaging and effective brand experiences. They combine a strategic focus with strong creative skills and a deep knowledge of the technology/business systems to optimize these experiences.

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Raka Creative is a Portsmouth, NH-based award winning digital agency for clients of all sizes.  Founded by a UNH alum during his undergraduate years, Raka provides marketing consulting and productive services to UNH students through the ECenter. In addition, Raka was a sponsor of the 2016 Summer Seed Grant.



Weidema, Lavin, Grott Accounting, PC is a competent, dedicated, responsive, and friendly certified public accounting firm. As experienced certified public accountants, we respond to our clients needs in a timely and efficient manner. We are dedicated to providing all our clients with personal attention in every aspect of their financial management. You will work with one of us, who is intimately familiar with your account, to ensure an immediate response to any of your questions, issues or concerns. WLGA members are required, in accordance with firm quality control procedures, to maintain a minimum number of hours annually of continuing professional education. WLGA has generously donated services to UNH students in need of financial counseling for their start-ups. Contact the ECenter for details.


SMILE media, LLC is a website design, development and digital marketing agency based in Dover, NH. They work with a diverse group of marketing, design and software development staff dedicated to maximizing business performance through progressive thinking, technology efficiencies and analytics. SMILE’s team of experts brings their collective knowledge and experience together to learn about and advance clients' business models in order to develop applications that maximize their strengths and energize their goals. SMILE has generously donated consulting to UNH students. Contact the ECenter for details.


Goddard Technologies, Inc., based in Beverly, Massachusetts, is a leader in product design and engineering in the greater Boston area. Their success is driven by an interdisciplinary development process that combines extensive and diverse engineering experience with manufacturable and creative industrial design solutions. Goddard's unique approach to product development motivates them to provide technical precision while providing new and unique user experiences. They have created many elegant solutions to technical challenges to drive industry success for their clients.


W. P. Carey Foundation is a private U.S. foundation, incorporated in 1990 by William Polk Carey and has a twenty-five year tradition of focused philanthropy. Inspired by the Carey family’s legacy of educational leadership and philanthropy, The W. P. Carey Foundation’s primary mission is to support educational institutions with the larger goal of improving America’s competitiveness in the world. The main focus of our support to schools, universities, lecture series, chairs and other programs is on the study of business and economics, as well as on admissions procedures, and college and career guidance. It is to the success of W. P. Carey Inc. that the W. P. Carey Foundation attributes its longevity and enduring generosity.