Accelerate NH is New Hampshire’s startup accelerator.

The application period for Accelerate NH 2019 has closed.

We built Accelerate NH with one simple goal in mind: help great people with great ideas build great companies.

Alpha Loft is actively building an ecosystem supporting the next generation of innovative, growth-oriented companies in New Hampshire.  We have built an infrastructure and community to support, nurture, and fund early stage startups. Accelerate NH will take a small batch of startups through an aggressive program to iterate through their business and product hypothesis to identify what works, and grow.

Accelerate NH Will Provide

  • Coaching: 1-on-1 mentorship with leading entrepreneurs with experience in related industry.
  • Connections: introductions to successful entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors, and other appropriate parties.
  • Curriculum: A weekly seminar series and regular check-ins with your Mentors and Alpha Loft staff.
  • Community: Peers who will become lifelong friends/colleagues.
  • Demo Day: the culmination of the program where you will present your polished idea with a pitch to a group of investors, media, business leaders, and the public.
  • Investment: The Millworks Fund II has earmarked $300,000 in total to be invested into 2 or 3 of the startups after completion.

We take no equity in return though many startups offer us a very small potion of equity at the end of the program to support our work and nonprofit organization.

Program Schedule:

  • Applications due February 3rd.
  • Cohort selected February 15th.
  • Program begins the first week of March. Exact date for weekly meetings to be determined by availability of group.
  • 12 week Program
  • Demo Day and completion of Accelerator at the end of May.

Who should enter:

Early-stage startups. We’ll be choosing the applicants based on the people, product, and of course the plan.

  • Applicant must be a NH resident or the startup must be headquartered in NH.
  • Applicant must be a founder of the startup.
  • Startups must be for-profit.
  • Have raised under $500k in outside funding.