UNHInnovation inducts five into its inaugural Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Alumni Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

In October, UNHInnovation marked its eighth annual Innovators’ Dinner with something new: the induction of its inaugural class of honorees into UNH’s new Alumni Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Created in 2018 by the UNH Entrepreneurship Center with a generous gift from an anonymous donor to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship among UNH alumni, the Hall of Fame welcomed five inductees. Selected for their entrepreneurial success with ventures as a founder, co-founder or owner, as well as for their significant contributions to their communities were (pictured from top): Katie Bouton ’96, founder & CEO of Koya Leadership Partners; M. Christine “Chris” Dwyer ’72, senior vice president of RMC Research Corporation; Peter T. Paul ’67, chairman of Headlands Asset Management; Chris Rondeau ’94, CEO of Planet Fitness; and David Shaw ’73, managing partner of Black Point Group.

Nominations for the 2019 Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame class are open now; the deadline for nominations is Aug.1.

Visit unh.edu/ecenter/hof to nominate a fellow Wildcat — or yourself.

The induction ceremony highlighted an evening that also included recognition of Tim Winters, senior IP manager at the UNH InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL), as Innovator of the Year. A 17-year employee of the UNH-IOL, Winters was recognized for his leadership in developing the organization’s homegrown INTACT software solu- tion for testing networking equipment. The largest globally licensed product developed at UNH, INTACT has earned the university more than $1.2 million in revenue since 2013.


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