Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Your ‘AHA’ moment: What to do about it?

Published in The New Hampshire Union Leader By Mark Kaplan It may happen to you out of nowhere. Perhaps your mind is wandering. Maybe you’re facing one of life’s daily problems. Then the light bulb goes on! We all know what that means. The light bulb is a symbol of a fantastic idea! Or is [...]

July 13th, 2016|Ask the Expert|Comments Off on Your ‘AHA’ moment: What to do about it?

Director of Development & Entrepreneurship Network

Alpha Loft is creating a new position of Director of Development & Entrepreneurship Network. Position Reporting to and in partnership with the CEO the Director will spearhead development efforts as Alpha Loft continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function, serving as a key [...]

July 12th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Director of Development & Entrepreneurship Network

I-Corps grants help launch companies

Published in The New Hampshire Union Leader By Marc Sedam Universities have always played a significant role in society. Just 16 years after landing on Plymouth Rock saw the founding of New College — becoming Harvard College three years later. And an even shorter time, 12 years, transpired between the end of the Revolutionary War [...]

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How to get valuable feedback on products

Published in The New Hampshire Union Leader By Becky Stoughton Feedback from prospective customers is golden when you’re thinking of trying something new — say, getting a startup off the ground, offering a new product (or service), or breaking into a new market. A great way to obtain this feedback is through one-on-one discussions. Whether [...]

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The ups and downs of building a dream

Published in The New Hampshire Union Leader By Charlene Decesare Building a business, like working toward any big dream, is a roller coaster ride. Any given moment can take you from, “This is awesome! My idea is brilliant! Why didn’t I do this long ago?” to “This is awful. My idea is doomed to failure. [...]

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Finding Help When Making Hard Decisions

Published in The New Hampshire Union Leader By Joshua Cyr We are only a few months into 2016 and I am already thrilled with all of the startup activity throughout New Hampshire. Alpha Loft has selected its next batch of startups to participate in Accelerate NH, a New Hampshire focused startup accelerator. We will be [...]

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The mission: What’s it all about?

Published in The New Hampshire Union Leader By Mark Kaplan It’s a Friday afternoon at the new Alpha Loft, at the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (UNH ECenter) in Durham. I’m at a conference room table with a computer science professor, business school junior, and a UNH licensing manager. We’re discussing technology developed at the [...]

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