Young Entrepreneur of the Year

We are looking for an outstanding young entrepreneur working and living in NH, between the ages of 18 and 40. NH’s economy is shaped by the health of a growing business community. This award is for someone who looked outside the box, started something new, opened your favorite coffee shop on the corner, or is the CEO of the hottest new tech company on the block.

A panel of judges representing Stay Work Play, start-ups, venture capitalists, and business and community leaders from across the state will select the award recipient.

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner will receive a $500 stipend. We want to honor the work that these young entrepreneurs have done in and for NH and give them something they can use to continue their hard work and efforts. With the Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the intention is that the $500 be used in the winner’s entrepreneurial venture, for membership in a professional organization, leadership program, attendance at a conference, or something specifically entrepreneurially-related.

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Please note: Past winners are not eligible to win again. Self-nominations are discouraged.

2016 nominations are open until July 22nd.

Please save the date for the 2016 event on October 3, 2016.

Note: We recommend you read through the entire nomination form below ahead of time, as all fields are required and you cannot save your progress. Thanks! 
  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 0.
  • Tell us the story of how the entrepreneurial venture came to be. Please describe the moment when the “light bulb went on.” Provide evidence of this moment, if possible.
  • Provide a summary of the nominee's product/service/business. Include the impact made, especially in NH. Does this product/service/business have staying power? Is it meant for short term or long term? Has it led to job creation? Talk about the innovation behind it. How has it grown since its inception?
  • Please provide us the nominee’s plans for the future. “If you had a crystal ball….” Include the evolution of the product/service/business and the market that it’s in. What impact do you anticipate from this venture, specifically in NH?
  • Tell us what distinguishes this nominee from his/her entrepreneurial peers. What is the sum of their accomplishments or leadership in NH?
  • In addition to the online nomination form, please provide two letters of support for the nomination from colleagues, friends, peers, or someone who has been impacted by the nominee's efforts. Recommendation from the nominator is acceptable.
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