Winners & Finalists - 2019

Community Track Winners

First Place:  V'ice Haiti

Haley Burns '20, Concord, NH
Business Entrepreneurship and minor in Studio Art, University of New Hampshire

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.


Second Place:  Community Toy Chest

Hannah MacBride '07 and '13, Concord, NH
Philosophy & English, Univesity of New Hampshire 
Community Development Policy & Practice, University of New Hampshire
Jessica Forrest '19, Concord NH
Masters of Business Administration, 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.


Third Place:  Wildcats Willing: A UNH Food Re-Purposing Initiative

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

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


Student Track Winners

First Place: 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:  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:  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


Rachel Vaz ‘18, Dover, NH
International Business and Economics and minors in Latin American Studies and Spanish
University of New Hampshire 
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.


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.


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.


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.



Zac Conaway, Lebanon, NH

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

Student Track Finalists


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


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


Providing Menstrual Cups to Homeless Women

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


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



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