Live Free & Start!

New Hampshire, the 5th best state for entrepreneurs to start a business, is making a serious push to recruit and cultivate tech startups. The Live Free and Start initiative recently launched a dynamic new website,, implemented the nation’s first Startup Concierge Service, and announced the “Ultimate NH Connection” competition.

Live Free and Start is a joint initiative of the Governor’s Office, the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority and the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development aimed at creating jobs and making it easier for innovation-based companies to start, grow and succeed.

The new website offers tech entrepreneurs the ability to connect with New Hampshire’s robust network of business incubators, access critical information and resources they need to start their business in New Hampshire, immerse themselves in our thriving startup ecosystem and make connections with experts who can help accelerate their businesses.

Live Free and Start’s Startup Concierge Service connects tech innovators to the resources they need to grow their businesses. Whether its connections to funding, linking with business incubators or introductions to legal or marketing expertise, the Startup Concierge Service will offer a rapid response to any tech entrepreneur in need of assistance. Businesses can connect with the Startup Concierge Service directly from

The “Ultimate NH Connection” competition enables any entrepreneur or innovator who has started or is planning to launch a tech company in New Hampshire to compete for a chance to win a coveted hour-long meeting with Governor Maggie Hassan and a roundtable of tech industry leaders to help accelerate their business.  Eligibility rules and application information are available at Entries for the Ultimate NH Connection competition will be accepted online until May 15, 2015 and a winner will be selected in early June.

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