UNH Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Over 10,000 University of New Hampshire (UNH) alumni have founded, co-founded, or run their own companies around the world.




UNH's 2020 Homecoming has been cancelled. Therefore, the induction of the 2020 UNH Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductees will be postponed until Homecoming 2021. UNH and the ECenter will not announce the selection of the 2020 inductees until early 2021.

Inductees engage in a roundtable discussion with select entrepreneurial students during the ceremony day, which has consistently been the highest ranked portion of the celebration. We look forward to having that in-person connection in 2021.

Due to the postponement, nomination submissions for the 2020 Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame will remain open until December 1, 2020!





2019 Hall of Fame Inductee Photo Montage




In 2018, a generous gift from an anonymous donor was received “to create a UNH Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, within UNH’s Entrepreneurship Center, to celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship that has been in the DNA of UNH students and alumni since the beginning.”

The UNH Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame selection is based upon alumni who (a) have achieved entrepreneurial success with ventures as a founder, co-founder, or owner, and (b) have given back to the community in a meaningful way. The definition of “ventures” includes economic or social value in for-profit and non-profit entities. The 2020 Award will be given out on October 2, 2020.* The inductee is also expected to engage with students at the ECenter.

The Hall of Fame process is managed by Ian Grant, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter).

The ECenter currently shows some 600+ of the companies on its alumni wall at the ECenter. With the increased success of student entrepreneurs utilizing the two-year-old ECenter, the Hall of Fame will help inspire students and others to see what is possible when you have an idea and take the steps to move it forward into a successful venture. The inductee must be present to accept the award. Email any questions to ian.grant@unh.edu

UNH Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Inductee Student Panel 2019
UNH Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2019