NH StartUp Challenge 2012


Entry deadline



Competition Organizer

Manchester Young Professionals Network

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Open to early stage entrepreneurs with projects or startups. Applicants must be residents of the state of New Hampshire. Startups must be for profit, have been in existence for less than 3 years, and have raised less than $100,000 in funding. 

Important Dates

Concept overviews and optional video pitches must be submitted by April 16, 2012. Semi-finalists will draft and submit a formal business plan, and will pitch before a live audience on May 17, 2012. Two finalists will be selected on May 22, 2012, and will field questions and answers from the audience and judges at the final live pitch event on June 20, 2012. The winner will be announced at this event. 

Competition Prizes

The grand prize winner will receive up to $25,000 cash, legal and accounting services, a one year residence at the abi Innovation Hub's Accelerator program, and an expenses-paid trip to Austin, TX for SXSW.

Other Info

While only one startup can win the grand prize, every team will get exposure to angel investors, venture capitalists, journalists and other entrepreneurs. Every team will also get invaluable feedback from seasoned investors and entrepreneurs.