2019 Winners & Finalists


Community Track Winners


Student Track Winners

First Place:   First Place:

V'ice Haiti

Haley Burns ’20, Business Entrepreneurship and minor in Studio Art
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Advisor: Ian Grant, UNH Entrepreneurship Center









V'ice Haiti is a Social Venture in Haiti that delivers affordable vitamin supplementation to the people who need it most by employing Haitian youth and mothers as micro-franchisees.



Transform Classrooms with Kikori

Kendra Bostick ’23, Education (PH.D.), University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Bryn Lottig, Hazelhurst, WI
Advisor: Ian Grant, UNH Entrepreneurship Center









While it has been proven that experiential and social emotional learning improve academics and critical life skills, educators lack the time, knowledge and resources to incorporate activities into their classrooms. Kikori’s easy-to-use digital platform helps educators improve their students' social,emotional and academic outcomes with experiential education activities aligned with curriculum, training and impact measurement tools

Second Place:   Second Place:

Community Toy Chest

Hannah MacBride of Concord, NH Philosophy & English 2007, Community Development Policy & Practice 2013, University of New Hampshire
Jessica Forrest of Concord, NH, Masters of Business Administration 2019, University of New Hampshire

Community Toy Chest provides an environmentally sustainable alternative to the traditional model of toy consumption in two ways - by providing a community play and education space and by offering a toy rental membership.


Ambrosia Fabrics

Christian Hollis of Seabrook, NH, Undeclared 2020, University of New Hampshire
Advisor: Ian Grant, UNH Entrepreneurship Center

Ambrosia Fabrics is developing nontoxic and sustainable performance fabrics for furniture that are made from Hemp and Bamboo.

Third Place:   Third Place: 

Wildcats Willing: A UNH Food Re-Purposing Initiative

Brennan Williams ’19, Anthropology
University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
John DeAngelis ’20, Anthropology and minor in Security Studies
University of New Hampshire, Wells, ME









Food re-purposing initiative designed to transport safe and edible food unused from UNH Dining to local NGO's.


New Hampshire Toy Library Network

Marisa Rafal ’19, Human development & family studies‘20G, Master in Public Policy, Carsey School of Public Policy
University of New Hampshire Durham, NH
Advisor: Ian Grant, UNH Entrepreneurship Center









We're a NH college-student-run initiative to support children's equitable access to toys, decrease waste, and reduce college-to-community siloing.

Community Track Finalists*


Student Track Finalists

*Honorable Mention Judges' Prize


Rachel Vaz ‘18, International Business and Economics and minors in Latin American Studies and Spanish, University of New Hampshire, Dover, NH
Samuel Yossef, Santana de Paraiba, Sao Paulo, Brazil









A financially self-sufficient and eco-friendly tiny house community for students built from repurposed shipping containers.




Josh Howard ’21, Environmental Engineering and minor in Sustainable Energy, University of New Hampshire, Farmington NH
Nicholas Eagan ’21, Civil Engineering and minor in Sustainable Energy, University of New Hampshire, Claremont, NH
Advisor: Dr. Kyle Kwiatkowski

EZGrid is a platform that connects electricity consumers with their utilities to help them lower their carbon footprint while also saving money.


Educate West Point Community Education Worker Initiative, Liberia

Katie Letheren, Manchester, NH
Linda Johnson, Manchester, NH

Educate West Point hopes to launch an innovative Community Education Worker initiative bringing education right to the doorsteps of 22,000 out of school children through teaching, reading and writing in groups of 10-15 under any covered shed which can be found for classes. In addition to teaching literacy followed by other subjects, all students will join together for service projects every month to improve life in the slum and its impact on the environment.



Project Blur

Abigail Walker ’23, Creative Writing and Literature and Communication, Colby-Sawyer College, Pascoag, RI
Scott Lampron ’23, Athletic Training, Colby-Sawyer College, Loudon, New Hampshire
Advisor: Dr. Loren Wehmeyer









Project Blur is a website that uses demographic-blind resume blurring (blurring out one's name, age, and other personal information) to allow employers to make smart, unbiased hiring decisions.


Library of Things

Amy Goldberg, Durham, NH









A place where people can borrow useful stuff and donate underutilized items to share with others who might not have the space to store things, the money to buy them, or need to use them all of the time.




Providing Menstrual Cups to Homeless Women

Cynthya Gluck ’22, English/Journalism and Sustainability Dual Major
University of New Hampshire, N. Franklin, CT









I have created a kit for women that contains one reusable menstrual cup, a baggy to store the menstrual cup while not in use, and a packet of rubbing alcohol wipes. The kit is to be distributed in homeless shelters in place of the limited number of pads and tampons that women in shelters receive per cycle.

The Farmacy Garden: Growing Community Partnerships against Food Insecurity

Zac Conaway, Lebanon, NH
Chelsey Canavan, Lebanon, NH
Nicole Labombard, Lebanon, NH









Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-H) and Willing Hands established a Farmacy Garden at the DH Campus in order to grow fresh, local fruits and vegetables to support our neighbors in need.




SQN Capital Partners

Cameron Horack ‘21, Economics and minors in Philosophy and Classics
University of New Hampshire, Portsmouth, NH
David Hampson, Portsmouth, NH
Advisor: Ian Grant, UNH Entrepreneurship Center









SQN Capital Partners is a financial services firm which seeks to revolutionize the institutional complex of post-secondary financing through the implementation of Income-Share Agreements (ISAs).



Daniel Esposito, Milford, NH









Nriched is tackling the global nuclear threat by building a pipeline of activated students to enter the aging nuclear security community.




Jonathan Gagne ’19, Environmental and Resource Economics and Dual Major in EcoGastronomy
University of New Hampshire, Somersworth, NH
Jessica Letellier ’20, Nutrition: Dietetics and Dual Major in EcoGastronomy
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Kristine Keller-Miller ‘20, Business Administration and Dual Major in EcoGastronomy
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Meredith Parvin ‘20, Nutrition: Dietetics and Dual Major in EcoGastronomy
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Matthew Doherty ’20, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems and Dual Major in EcoGastronomy
University of New Hampshire, Dover, NH









We want to open a bulk store to promote sustainability, reusable containers, and Eco-friendly hygiene and cleaning products. SUDS (Sustainable University Dirt Solutions) is dedicated to bringing a plastic-free shopping experience across college campuses. Why college campuses? Not only do students care about reducing their environmental impact, but we want to empower them with those options that help them be the change of tomorrow.