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Alpha Loft Spotlight: Sumner Vanderhoof of Addapptation (2017 NH Startup Challenge Winner)

What is your history before starting addapptation? I established myself early on as a strong technology leader; by 33 I had been the CTO of a New Hampshire based cloud consulting firm, the VP of Operations at Direct Capital, the head of CIT’s Innovation Lab, and (most recently) Founder and CEO of addapptation. What is [...]

May 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Alpha Loft Spotlight: Sumner Vanderhoof of Addapptation (2017 NH Startup Challenge Winner)

NH Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders and Government Officials Announce $1.8 Million Public-Private Partnership to Spark Expansion of NH’s Startup Economy

Millworks II Fund and NH Business Finance Authority committing $600,000 per year to support early-stage New Hampshire startups over three years MANCHESTER, NH – A team of New Hampshire entrepreneurs and investors, together with the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority, today announced the formation of a new investment fund aimed at further energizing New Hampshire’s [...]

May 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on NH Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders and Government Officials Announce $1.8 Million Public-Private Partnership to Spark Expansion of NH’s Startup Economy

Alpha Loft Earns 2017 Business Assistance of the Year Award!

Published in Business NH Magazine Check out the write up in the May 2017 Issue HERE! Alpha Loft is strengthening NH’s tech ecosystem by helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses in the Granite State. The result of a merger of three organizations, Alpha Loft offers co-working spaces in Portsmouth, Manchester and Durham and provides programs and [...]

May 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Alpha Loft Earns 2017 Business Assistance of the Year Award!

Ask the Expert: Pitfalls to avoid for entrepreneurs and their startups

Published in The New Hampshire Union Leader By John Goodlander & Matt Benson Special to the Union Leader The legal jargon surrounding startups is expansive: LLC agreement, S-corp, nonqualified incentive stock options, flow-through taxation, liquidation preference, Regulation D, shareholder derivative lawsuit, and the list goes on. The reality is that legal issues for entrepreneurs can [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Ask the Expert|Comments Off on Ask the Expert: Pitfalls to avoid for entrepreneurs and their startups

Alpha Loft Spotlight: Sean Hussey of Thunderbolt Innovation (Accelerate NH 2017)

How did Thunderbolt Innovation start? Thunderbolt Innovation was co-founded in 2016 by Sean Hussey and Kevin Allen. Sean and Kevin have worked together for eight years. Both have worked in IT at Fortune 100 companies developing and delivering enterprise applications for over 10 years. Sean Hussey has a Mechanical Engineering degree along with a MBA [...]

April 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Alpha Loft Spotlight: Sean Hussey of Thunderbolt Innovation (Accelerate NH 2017)

Ask the Expert: Practicing Mindfulness in the Startup Environment

Published in The New Hampshire Union Leader By Heather Lavoie Special to the Union Leader As a culture we celebrate multitasking, business and being overbooked. We glorify long hours, a lack of sleep and putting every ounce of energy into our jobs, particularly if our job happens to be a startup. We make ourselves available 24/7. [...]

April 11th, 2017|Ask the Expert|Comments Off on Ask the Expert: Practicing Mindfulness in the Startup Environment

Alpha Loft Spotlight: Krysta Lewis of Aisling Organic Cosmetics (Accelerate NH 2017)

What is Aisling Organic Cosmetics all about? Aisling Organic Cosmetics is a revolutionary, high-performance, beautifully pigmented + all natural makeup line. This line consists of foundation, mascara, eyeliner, cheek tints, eye shadows, lipstick, lip gloss, concealer, tinted moisturizer and soon to be launching one of the first natural liquid lipsticks! How did Aisling Organic Cosmetics [...]

April 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Alpha Loft Spotlight: Krysta Lewis of Aisling Organic Cosmetics (Accelerate NH 2017)

Alpha Loft Spotlight: Board Member Michele Pesula Kuegler

Q: Michele, you wear many hats! What are you working on right now? I am the Dean of Content and Instruction at Wasabi Ventures Academy and the founder of PeKu Publications, an internet-based publishing company. I also am the chief blogger and recipe creator at Think Tasty. I am involved with several entrepreneurial endeavors. In [...]

March 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Alpha Loft Spotlight: Board Member Michele Pesula Kuegler

Alpha Loft Spotlight: Tyler Matzke of Hidden Collective (Accelerate NH 2017)

Q: What is Hidden Collective all about? "The Farmer's Market of Outdoor Goods" - Crux Crush ​ Here at Hidden Collective it is our mission to directly connect consumers to small brands and makers. We want you to connect with who you’re buying from not just what you’re buying. We do this by telling the [...]

March 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Alpha Loft Spotlight: Tyler Matzke of Hidden Collective (Accelerate NH 2017)

Alpha Loft Spotlight: Alpha Loft Community Supporter Kristi Scarpone

Kristi Scarpone is a results-driven non-profit fundraiser with more than 25 years of experience working with Fortune 100 companies, high-net worth individuals, and private and family foundations. Her unique approach of aligning people's philanthropic dreams with similarly focused institutions has created unparalleled fundraising success for organizations such as FIRST, the American Lung Association, LitWorld, Zen [...]

March 7th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Alpha Loft Spotlight: Alpha Loft Community Supporter Kristi Scarpone