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

Matt Benson (Chair),

Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson in Manchester


Todd Boucher,

Leading Edge Design in Enfield


George Epstein,

The Echo Group in Conway


Allison Grappone,

Ascendle in North Hampton


Mark Kaplan,

Alpha Loft, in Durham, Manchester and Portsmouth


Court Klein,

Howe Riley + Howe in Manchester


Michele Pesula Kuegler (Vice Chair),

PeKu Publications in Manchester


Zach Luse,

Paragon Digital Marketing in Keene


Margaret Donnelly,

Margaret Donnelly Marketing in Bedford

Paul Mailhot,

Oracle in Manchester


John Orcutt,

University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord


Alan Reische,

Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green in Manchester


Marc Sedam,

UNHInnovation in Durham