Past Premier Events

Live Free and Start hosts events across the state to fuel New Hampshire’s growing innovation ecosystem and bring together the state’s entrepreneurs, investors, and tech influencers. Register for news and updates to stay informed about 2018 events.

New Hampshire Speed Venture Summit

The New Hampshire Speed Venture Summit was the premier business matchmaking event in 2017 bringing together New Hampshire’s early stage growth companies, regional investors, and tech influencers. Over 170 attendees joined us for the speed pitch session, networking reception, and fireside chat with David Verrill, Founder and Managing Director, Hub Angels, and Chairman Emeritus, Angel Capital Association.

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Northern New England Women’s Investor Network - Inaugural Education Event

This inaugural training event brought together aspiring and seasoned women investors from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to help them take the next steps towards investing, learn about investment opportunities, and network with other like-minded women from Northern New England.

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Ultimate New Hampshire Connection

This competition enabled entrepreneurs or innovators that had started or was planning to launch a tech business in New Hampshire to compete for a chance at making the Ultimate New Hampshire Connection – an hour-long meeting with the Governor of New Hampshire, members of the Live Free and Start Advisory Council, and tech and industry leaders hand selected to discuss how they can help accelerate your growth.

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Impact Investing Forums

Event where current and potential investors came together to explore opportunities around impact investing in New Hampshire. Live Free and Start co-hosted these events with the NH Charitable Foundation and NH Community Loan Fund. The six events took place in Durham, Hanover, Plymouth, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Keene.

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Angel Investing in the Granite State

A half-day event where investors and ecosystem partners came together to learn, connect, and explore opportunities around angel investing in New Hampshire.

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