Live Free and Start is a state initiative aimed at creating jobs and making New Hampshire an even better place for innovative businesses to start, grow, and succeed. The initiative is run by our State’s Director of Entrepreneurship, Liz Gray, and supported by the LFS Advisory Council, a group of dedicated entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the state.
When asked why Live Free and Start is sponsoring the 2017 Accelerate NH cohort as a Presenting Sponsor of the program, Liz had to say that, “Mark Kaplan and the team at Alpha Loft are outstanding partners. New Hampshire is lucky to have such a dedicated team working hard to build a stronger and more active entrepreneurial ecosystem. Building on their successful education and mentorship programs, Alpha Loft’s Accelerate NH is the next step for many innovative and growth oriented companies. As the Alpha Loft team likes to say Accelerate NH’s main goal is to “help great people with great ideas build great companies.” Live Free and Start has no doubt that we will see more great things from Alpha Loft and this year’s cohort of businesses in the accelerator program, and that’s why we are so proud to be Accelerate NH’s Presenting Sponsor.” Thank you to Live Free and Start for your support of this year’s Accelerate NH cohort.
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According to Liz, “LFS provides startups with the resources and connections they need to build their businesses in the Granite State. We are focused on expanding access to capital, modernizing business regulation, and sharing stories about how NH’s inspiring innovators are building a vibrant tech ecosystem. LFS has an active and ever growing community of followers in the tech sector, including entrepreneurs, established businesses, investors, and ecosystem partners.
New Hampshire was recently ranked as the 5th Best State for Entrepreneurship and 2nd Best State to Start a Small Business, but Live Free and Start won’t rest until we’re ranked #1!”