Manchester, NH – September 23, 2014 – The New Hampshire High Tech Council (NHHTC) announced today that it has extended the deadline for Product of the Year (POY) applications from September 26 to October 3. New Hampshire-based organizations may apply for the chance to win free advice, major product promotion and podium time in front of hundreds of entrepreneurs and tech leaders. Finalists and an overall winner will present their innovations to a live audience on November 13 at the 9th annual POY event, held this year at the Manchester Country Club in Manchester, NH.
Applications can be downloaded from the Council website at NHHTC.org. Eligibility criteria includes:
- Product submissions must have been released or significantly updated within the past year;
- Products must have been developed in New Hampshire by a company, subsidiary, or division based in New Hampshire. The business may be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or other legal entity registered to do business in the state of New Hampshire; and
- Product must fall into the category of “high tech” as determined by the Council’s panel of judges particularly selected for this competition.
In mid-October, up to five finalists will be selected and awarded with POY Judges’ Awards. The Judges’ Award winners will then present their products in a trade show format at the POY event that includes a seven-minute presentation to a live audience of about 250 people.
As one of the major business events in New Hampshire, the POY offers finalists and winners significant visibility through the judging process and product demonstrations, both at the event and in overall promotions. Past Product of the Year award winners include Nanocomp Technologies, UltraVision, Insight Tech Gear, Holase Incorporated, Sky-Skan, Foss Manufacturing, Therma-HEXX, and Single Digits.
To register to attend the POY event on November 13, visit nhhtc.org.
Sponsors for the 2014 POY Awards are: Autodesk; BerryDunn; Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson; Capital Regional Development Council; Colliers International; Cross Insurance; Dyn; FairPoint Communications; Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.; TD Bank; New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development; Public Service of New Hampshire; and Single Digits.
About the NH High Tech Council
The NH High Tech Council engages, connects, and supports member companies throughout New Hampshire. As the largest member-driven technology association in the state, the Council supports research, innovation, and economic and workforce development efforts that have helped New Hampshire become a national leader in entrepreneurship and business. For more information, visit NHHTC.org.