About

Live Free and Start is a state initiative 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.

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Live Free and Start

Advisory Council Members

Matthew Benson

Matt Benson, Chair
Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson
Manchester

Todd Boucher

Todd Boucher
Leading Edge Design
Enfield

Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly
Margaret Donnelly Marketing
Laconia

George Epstein

George Epstein
The Echo Group
Conway

Julie Glosner

Julie Glosner
NH Small Business Development Center
Manchester

Allison Grappone

Allison Grappone
Ascendle
North Hampton

Mark Kaplan

Mark Kaplan
Alpha Loft
Manchester & Portsmouth

Court Klein

Court Klein
Howe Riley & Howe
Manchester

Michele Pesula Kuegler

Michele Pesula Kuegler, Vice Chair
PeKu Publications
Manchester

Zach Luse

Zach Luse
Paragon Digital Marketing
Keene

Paul Mailhot

Paul Mailhot
Dyn
Manchester

John Orcutt

John Orcutt
UNH School of Law
Concord

Alan Resiche

Alan Reische
Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green
Manchester

Mark Sedam

Marc Sedam
UNH Innovation
Durham