Accelerate NH is New Hampshire’s startup accelerator.

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.presentingsponsor

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 & a collaborative work-space at Alpha Loft.
  • Coworking: Space for your team to work in one of our 3 locations in NH during the program and after.
  • 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.

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 accepted starting December 1st.
  • Applications due January 15th.
  • Cohort selected February 3rd.
  • Program begins the week of February 20th. Exact date for weekly meetings to be determined by availability of group.
  • 14 week Program
  • Demo Day and completion of Accelerator June 1st.

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.