Alpha Loft is excited to work with Furnace to bring this program to New Hampshire.

Do you want build a startup based on patented technology from the U.S. Department of Defense and join an accelerator program hosted by a leading early-stage venture capital firm? If so, it’s time to apply for the New England Furnace Accelerator Program.

Furnace Accelerator is part of a nationwide competition to build new ventures that are based on one or more patents
or technologies developed at Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories. The New England competition will specifically feature technologies from the area’s own U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center.

Program Benefits
The New England Furnace Accelerator program will offer high-potential startup ventures a valuable package of benefits, including:

  • Incubation space at one of several partner locations
  • Admission into an acceleration program lead by early-stage VC firm Wasabi Ventures that includes an intensive 24-week curriculum specially developed for technology startups and direct access to the firm’s experienced partners
  • Access to local mentorship and other support services through a network of local partners
  • Invitation to a demo day in front of local and national investors, for qualifying companies.

Who should apply?

  • Serial entrepreneurs
  • Corporate executives or researchers
  • University faculty, postdocs and researchers
  • Students with strong business or technical backgrounds and a passion for entrepreneurship
  • Anyone interested in building a company around a DoD patent

The Furnace Accelerator Program is open to first-time and serial entrepreneurs alike.  Given the highly technical nature of DoD patents, individuals or teams without technical backgrounds will want to ensure they have access to technical skills.  Preference will be given in the application process to experienced management teams with the appropriate mix of skills.

Attend a Furnace info session at Alpha Loft

We encourage you to attend an exclusive Furnace information session at Alpha Loft at the University of New Hampshire.

Durham, NH
When: Tuesday, April 14th
Where: 9 Madbury Road, Durham, NH 03824
Time:  5:30pm – 8:00pm

Manchester, NH
When: Wednesday, April 15th
Where:844 Elm St. Manchester, NH 03101
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

If you cannot make this event, there are other events scheduled for your convenience. Please click the RSVP button for logistics for each session and to reserve your spot.

RSVP for a Furnace Information Session

Save the date for Co-Founders Weekend
Furnace will be hosting two Co-Founders Weekends. These weekends are exciting showcases of available technologies and serve as networking events for Furnace startups. Save the dates for April 24th-25th at Alpha Loft at the University of New Hampshire.