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Alpha Loft Spotlight: Peter Chase, EVP and Co-Founder of Scribe

Peter can you tell us a little about yourself and Scribe? I grew up 15 minutes north of Manchester and received both an undergraduate degree and MBA from Southern NH University. I was working for a Manchester-based software company, SNAP Software, selling enterprise software for salespeople to track and manage their selling activities (what is [...]

June 28th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Alpha Loft Spotlight: Peter Chase, EVP and Co-Founder of Scribe

ValChoice Launches the First Home Insurance Grading System

Father’s Day 2007 in Intensive Care Leads to Insurance Transparency in 2017 BEDFORD, NH – June 15, 2017 – ValChoice®, the first company to bring transparency to auto insurance, today introduced a new home insurance grading system that rates insurance companies on the three most important things consumers care about: price, protection (claims handling) and [...]

June 15th, 2017|News|Comments Off on ValChoice Launches the First Home Insurance Grading System

Ask the Expert: How to Find Your Brand in Eight Questions

Published in The New Hampshire Union Leader By Anna Goldsmith Special to the Union Leader If you’ve ever done any online dating, you’ve probably been asked to think about “your personal brand.” This is really just a clever way of asking, “What makes you ‘you’ and different from your competition?” As in dating, the best [...]

June 6th, 2017|Ask the Expert|Comments Off on Ask the Expert: How to Find Your Brand in Eight Questions

Alpha Loft Spotlight: Terren Klein of Pulse (Accelerate NH 2017)

How did Pulse start? After a campus-wide protest at Dartmouth College in the Winter of 2015, the Dartmouth campus felt utterly divided. Students sought to make sense of what had taken place, what they believed, and whether their opinions aligned with those of the larger community. With no reliable opinion platform available, administrators and students [...]

May 31st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Alpha Loft Spotlight: Terren Klein of Pulse (Accelerate NH 2017)

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