Innovation,  Learning,  New Hampshire,  People

Visual Report from the First NH Innovation Night #NHIN1

Governor Hassan Supports Innovation
Governor Hassan Supports Innovation

And we launched with a bang!logo

Wednesday night, November 5, 2014, saw the launch of our networking events for the New Hampshire Innovation Economy and the first night was spectacular!

[box type=”note” style=”rounded”]NH Innovation Nights is a periodic night of networking and innovative presentations highlighting launching products from the Granite State. Here is the short rundown on the events and how to submit your product for future events. [button link=”” size=”small” style=”info” color=”green”]details[/button] [/box]

We were told that there are already enough networking events for entrepreneurs. We were told that people are burned out hearing pitches. We were even told that only 20 or 30 of the “usuals” would show up. I am happy to report that “they” were wrong on all accounts. We’re still counting but estimates put attendance at close to 100. Mark Kaplan, CEO of our host Alpha Loft, told me that a high percentage of attendees were new faces.

And Governor Maggie Hassan stopped by. Newly reelected the night before, I am sure she was running on fumes, but she spent a half hour meeting with all of our “launchers” and listening to their stories. Here is her short remarks about supporting innovation in New Hampshire.

[box style="rounded"]Videos of all our launcher presentations >> [button link="" color="green" window="yes"]YouTube Channel[/button] [/box]
[box type="info" border="full" bg_color="#0d93db"]Special shoutout to Newick's Lobster House for providing 
incredible lobster rolls, chowdah and apps. Yum! [button link="" size="small" color="red" bg_color="#0d93db"]Newick's[/button] [/box] 

eLearning Consultant focused on Moodle for Enterprise Learning. A long time eMarketeer and lover of the handshake, Don is bringing both loves together through NH Innovation Nights and other networking groups such as Wearables New England Meetup group. Don's Innovator's Pod, podcast, is the latest offering for helping entrepreneurs get the word out.