UNH Recognizes Entrepreneurial Powerhouse at Annual Business Competition

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Head shot of Jeremy Hitchcock

Jeremy Hitchcock, founder and CEO of Dyn, Inc., received the Paul J. Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 2019 Holloway Innovation-to-Market Competition at the University of New Hampshire.

DURHAM, N.H.—Jeremy Hitchcock, founder and CEO of Dyn, Inc., was recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to the state and higher education at the 2019 Holloway Innovation-to-Market Competition at the University of New Hampshire. Hitchcock received the Paul J. Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Hitchcock founded the internet infrastructure company Dyn, Inc. in 2001 while a college student. After growing the company to 500 people, $100 million in annual recurring revenue, and raising $100 million of growth capital, Hitchcock left as CEO in 2016. The company was acquired by Oracle in 2017. His most recent company is Minim, a WiFi management company and internet of things security company  inspired by the distributed denial-of-service attack on Dyn Oct. 21, 2016.

“Jeremy has been building companies and contributing to the entrepreneurial ecosystem of New Hampshire and the greater Boston area for most of his young career,” said Jeffrey Sohl, director of the Center for Venture Research and professor entrepreneurship and decision sciences. “He is an advocate of workforce development, education and work-based learning of all forms.”

Hitchcock serves as a trustee of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Community College System of New Hampshire. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Politico and the Boston Globe. Hitchcock and his wife recently started the Bookery, an independent bookstore in downtown Manchester. 

The University of New Hampshire inspires innovation and transforms lives in our state, nation and world. More than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 71 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top-ranked programs in business, engineering, law, health and human services, liberal arts and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. As one of the nation’s highest-performing research universities, UNH partners with NASA, NOAA, NSF and NIH, and receives more than $110 million in competitive external funding every year to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea and space. 

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Jeremy Hitchcock, founder and CEO of Dyn, Inc., received the Paul J. Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 2019 Holloway Innovation-to-Market Competition at the University of New Hampshire.