Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Flatley Challenge Helps Tech Companies to Grow in NH"

The John Flatley Company's Annual Flatley Challenge was recently featured in the Business NH Magazine for its efforts to help startup tech companies grow in New Hampshire. The Flatley Challenge is an annual competition for startup businesses and organizations. The winners of the competition each receive $10,000 in addition to free office space for a year at Gateway Hills. The Business NH Magazine's article "Flatley Challenge Helps Tech Companies to Grow in NH" details the winners and runners-up of the 2016 Flatley Challenge and each of their future business plans.

"I saw a need for startups in New Hampshire to be given a chance to succeed. One way to do this, from my perspective, was to provide promising companies free incubation space and a small monetary incentive" -John Flatley, quoted in Business NH Magazine.


XenoTherapeutics receives prize at the Flatley Awards Ceremony
XenoTherapeutics was highlighted on their achievement in winning the Flatley Challenge in the New Biotech Category, as well as its continued growth as a startup company in the science of xenotransplantation. XenoTherapeutics is looking forward to continued success in their clinical trials these upcoming months.



"XenoTherapeutics, which has seven employees and has been collaborating with Mass. General, will now have an office in Nashua." -Business NH Magazine


Datanomix receives prize at the Flatley Awards Ceremony 
The Hi-Tech Winners, Datanomix, were also featured on their stealth mode startup. Datanomix "focuses on solving major cloud infrastructure challenges for business" (Business NH Magazine, p.14). Additionally, "the founders have previously worked for DataGravity and EqualLogic, (the latter was acquired by Dell) that are also located in the Nashua Technology Park" (p.14). 



The 2017 winners join previous Flatley Challnege winners , Plexxi Inc., VGo Communications, Pilera Software, SMTP, Infinio, XCube and SimQuest Systems, most of which are still located in Gateway Hills. The hope is to replicate the success of Plexxi, the 2011 inaugural Flatley Challenge winner. Plexxi has grown from 10 employees in 8,474 square feet of space to more than 92 employees in 27,946 square feet in the Nashua Technology Park." - Business NH Magazine


Additionally, the Runners-Up Forcivity and Therapeutic Innovations are to join previous runners-up in the Flatley Challenge, such as AlignMeeting, Performology and AuthEntry, whom operate their businesses in The Flatley Innovation Center, a co-working incubation center at NTP @ Gateway Hills.

The John Flatley Company continues its efforts in supporting Startup Companies throughout the year, as they recently announced their Startup Pitch Nights @ Gateway Hills. The first Pitch Night is to be on May 16th. The Startup Pitch Night is an opportunity for startup companies to present their business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win free office space and cash prizes. Any startup company looking to pitch their ideas and plans should apply. Prizes for the winners are $1,000 for the Grand Prize winner, $500 for the Second Place, and $250 for the Third Place. All winners receive 3 months of free incubation space in our Nashua Technology Park, the ideal space from which to start your business.

Nashua Technology Park is home to numerous leading high-tech companies including Dell, Skillsoft, Amphenol TCS, Benchmark Electronics, Plexxi Inc, DataGravity, Infinio and more. The Flatley Challenge and Startup Pitch Nights give the opportunity to work alongside these leading tech companies as well as other startups, allowing for communication and connection with many levels of business. If you are interested in pitching your business at our Pitch Night, please fill the Formal Application Form. The application deadline is May 8, 2017.


We always look forward to welcoming new companies to our  Live, Work, Play, Shop Community @Gateway Hills, where smart business connects with healthy living. At Gateway Hills we value our role in helping startups grow, through our Flatley Challenge and Startup Pitch Nights.

To learn more about the Flatley Challenge visit: http://johnflatleyco.com/flatley-challenge/

To learn more about the Gateway Hills community visit: www.gateway-hills.com


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