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Green Launching Pad to Announce Second Round of Funding During Community Day

By Lori Wright, Media Relations
November 10, 2010

The Green Launching Pad, a UNH program focused on creating new energy-related jobs in the Granite State and broadening economic opportunities, will announce the second year of funding opportunities for entrepreneurs with new green business ideas in the areas such as  clean/renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy conservation, and emission reduction.

The announcement was made Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, during the Green Launching Pad Community Day, held in Portsmouth.

Seventy-one companies applied for funding in the first year of the program, with five New Hampshire companies selected to receive funding: Revolution Energy of Dover, INNOVACENE of Durham, Green Clean Heat LLC of Newton, EnerTrac, Inc. of Hudson, and Air Power Analytics of Bedford.

The projects selected in the first year received up to $60,000 each in funding and accelerated business development support, including mentorship and coaching from technology, engineering and services industry professionals and seasoned entrepreneurs as well as professional, legal and management advice, networking with funders and supporting businesses, access to office and meeting spaces, and critical operating support from the university.

The Green Launching Pad Community Day will include several speakers who will focus on energy, economy, and environment and the opportunities for economic development in the state of New Hampshire and presentations by the five companies selected for funding in the first year. The event is free and open to the public. To register, visit http://glpcommunityday.eventbrite.com/.

Founded in 2010, the Green Launching Pad is a strategic partnership of the University of New Hampshire and New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Green Launching Pad is focused on creating new energy-related jobs in the Granite State and broadening economic opportunities. The organization connects entrepreneurs and private industry with technical, scientific and business faculty, students and state-level resources to successfully launch and accelerate the growth of new green businesses. To learn more about the Green Launching Pad, visit www.GreenLaunchingPad.org


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