2017 Supporters and Partners

    Logos of 2017 SVIC Sponsors

We are extremely grateful to the following organizations for their contributions:

Lead Supporters: 

  • Kennebunk Savings
    • Founded in 1871, Kennebunk Savings is a mutual savings bank headquartered in Kennebunk, Maine. Kennebunk Savings serves southern Maine and seacoast New Hampshire with 18 branch locations from Kennebunk to Durham, NH, its newest location. As a mutual institution we are highly focused on doing what’s best for our customers and communities.  Kennebunk Savings and its employees are extremely proud of having contributed over $10 million to nonprofit organizations in its market area through the company’s Community Promise since 1994.
  • Pierce Atwood
    • Pierce Atwood 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. Pierce Atwood's 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.

  • Timberland
    • Timberland’s unique culture and product designs are inspired by the rich New England heritage of their company. Everything they make, every store they open, every aspect of their business has been founded upon the outdoor lifestyle – whether that involves wooded trails or city streets – and a Timberland community that thrives on giving back.

  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (whose support makes possible, in part, the Community Track prizes)
    • The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation was created in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire, and is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Granite State. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 1,700 philanthropic funds created by generous families, individuals and businesses, and awards more than $30 million in grants and scholarships every year.

Supporters:

  • Alpha Loft
    • Alpha Loft supports and provides resources to entrepreneurs, improving their prospects for successfully launching and scaling innovation-based businesses. Alpha Loft’s success means a strong entrepreneurial culture in NH, creating companies and high quality jobs. In addition to high value programming, events, advice, and mentoring, Alpha Loft has locations in Durham, Portsmouth, and Manchester where entrepreneurs can start and build their companies.

  • CCA Global
    • CCA Global Partners is one of the largest cooperatives in the United States.  Their mission is to empower entrepreneurs and independent business owners by providing the scale, resources and innovation that create sustainability, growth and effective competition in today’s evolving marketplace.
  • Monadnock Paper Mills
    • Monadnock Paper Mills provides a diverse range of paper products including technical/specialty papers, premium printing and packaging papers for leading brands worldwide. A family-owned and -operated business with nearly 200 years of experience in papermaking, Monadnock is a strong company dedicated to corporate social responsibility, continuing to challenge themselves to reduce their environmental impacts while providing a safe and healthy place to live and work — not only for this generation but for future generations.  
  • New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility
    • NH Businesses for Social Responsibility’s mission is to build and support a network of businesses committed to adopting socially responsible business practices, recognizing that people, principles and profits are inseparably linked. NHBSR believes that: businesses can do well while doing good; social responsibility begins locally with each of us; businesses can be financially successful while bringing out the best in the human spirit, enriching the community and being respectful of the natural environment.
  • New Hampshire Clean Tech Council
    • ​The New Hampshire Clean Tech Council (NHCTC) is the state's trusted voice in clean tech for businesses and individuals focused on advancing the growth of the clean tech industry throughout our state. 
  • Normandeau Associates, Inc
    • Normandeau Associates, Inc. has earned a reputation for excellence in understanding and solving complex natural resource issues using sound science and innovative technology. As a science-based environmental consulting firm with over 45 years of experience providing federal, state, and local government related services, Normandeau stands out for its ability to guide clients to sound, defensible and reasonable science-based decisions for project and regulatory compliance.

  • PixelMEDIA 
    • PixelMEDIA helps healthy lifestyle brands launch, manage and grow their e-commerce channels.  From initial launch, to ongoing digital marketing, PixelMEDIA helps brands such as Ecco Shoes, Vibram Five Fingers, Stonewall Kitchen, BCBG, Bauer, and The Company Store all optimize their online results.  PixelMEDIA connects you to the things you need, want and love. 
  • ReVision Energy
    • ReVision Energy is accelerating the clean energy transition as Northern New England’s leading full-service solar company with offices in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. As an employee-owned B Corporation, ReVision achieves its mission by helping families, businesses, nonprofits, and public institutions transition from fossil fuels to solar energy and other clean technologies. B Corps are leading a global movement to redefine private-sector success and use business as a force for good in the world. ReVision consistently ranks among the best solar companies in America and was ranked #1 rooftop installer in New England in 2017 by Solar Power World magazine.

Media Sponsor: 

  • New Hampshire Business Review
    • NH Business Review is the only statewide business newspaper in the Granite State. Established in 1978, the publication, along with its website, NHBR.com, have long been seen by readers and advertisers as the most respected source of business information, news, features and advice in the state.

Lead Organizer: 

  • Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise

UNH Co-Hosts and Organizers: 

We are extremely grateful to the following New Hampshire community organizations who regularly help to promote the Social Venture Innovation Challenge to their own members and networks:

Promotional Partners:

Keynote On-Campus Co-Hosts:

  • Civic & Community Engagement
  • College of Liberal Arts, Grand Challenges Initiative
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Art and Art History
  • Discovery Program
  • Health & Wellness
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Office of Community, Equity and Diversity
  • Oxfam America at UNH
  • Social Justice Leadership Project
  • UNH President's Commission on the Status of People of Color
  • UNH President's Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities
  • Women in Business
  • Women's Studies Program