Live Free and Start is a joint initiative of the Governor's Office, the Business Finance Authority and Department of Resources and Economic Development 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. New Hampshire was recently ranked as the 5th Best State for Entrepreneurship, but Live Free and Start won’t rest until we’re ranked #1!

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.  Do you want to learn more?  Connect with us today!

 
 
 

ANGEL INVESTING IN THE GRANITE STATE CONFERENCE // 11.17.15

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LIVE FREE AND START ADVISORY COUNCIL KICKOFF MEETING // 7.15.14

GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 266, SECURITIES MODERNIZATION ACT INTO LAW // 7.27.15


LIVE FREE AND START ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Michele Pesula Kuegler, PeKu Publications in Manchester
Kevin Low, Secured Network Services Inc. in Littleton
Zach Luse, Paragon Digital Marketing in Keene
Paul Mailhot, Dyn in Manchester
Hollis McGuire, NH Small Business Development Center in Nashua
John Orcutt, University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord
Alan Reische, Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green in Manchester
Marc Sedam, UNHInnovation in Durham

Matt Benson (Chair), Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson in Manchester
Todd Boucher, Leading Edge Design in Enfield
Nancy Clark, Drive Brand Studio in North Conway
Maurice Gilbert, Devine Millimet in Manchester
Allison Grappone, Ascendle in North Hampton
Mark Kaplan, Alpha Loft, with locations in Durham, Manchester and Portsmouth

 

For meeting schedule, visit the Live Free and Start website