SEACOAST NH START-UP identifies and recognizes emerging, innovative companies

It is a lively competition that gives new businesses a chance to compete for a cash-and-in-kind prize package in a lively "Shark Tank"-style public forum and earn feedback from experienced business pros.

The competition is open to:

  • for-profit New Hampshire businesses with an innovative idea
  • less than five years in operation
  • not having exceeded $250,000 in annual revenue

Organizers want to draw attention to the strong growth potential and supportive business environment of New Hampshire’s Seacoast region. The winning start-up or business plan will receive a prize package that includes at least $30,000 in cash and in-kind services.

THE COMPETITION IS A COLLABORATION between the Rochester NH Economic Development Commission, the Alpha Loft and a dedicated team of Seacoast professionals.

ABOUT ROCHESTER EDC: The City of Rochester NH is the fastest-growing city in the Seacoast of New Hampshire. As a regional commercial center, its dynamic and
expanding business climate is attributed to the proud industrial history
of the area and growing aerospace and advanced composites
manufacturing industries. Think Rochester – We’re good for business!

ABOUT ALPHA LOFT: Alpha Loft is dedicated to accelerating the development of early-stage, scalable businesses, commercializing the intellectual capital developed at UNH and other leading educational institutions, and creating sustainable employment opportunities in the state of New Hampshire.


Seacoast NH Start-Up 2016

c/o Rochester NH Economic Development Council

150 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH 03867