Are you a New-Hampshire-based organization looking for major product promotion, advice from the experts and podium time in front of hundreds of entrepreneurs and tech leaders? Then we’d like to hear from you! The New Hampshire High Tech Council (Council) is looking for Granite State tech firms to apply for the 2016 Product of the Year (POY). This year marks the eleventh year the Council has provided this valuable opportunity that shines the spotlight on innovators. Finalists and an overall winner will present their products to a live audience on November 10 at the Manchester Country Club.
As one of the premier business events in New Hampshire, POY offers finalists and winners significant visibility through the judging process and product demonstrations, both at the event and in overall promotions. Companies that have won POY in the past are Nanocomp Technologies, UltraVision, Insight Tech Gear, Holase Incorporated, Sky-Skan, Foss Manufacturing, Therma-HEXX, Single Digits, and Plexxi.
At POY, the audience is actively engaged and helps select the winner. After the presentations, audience members cast their votes for top product. The audience vote counts towards 50 percent of the final tabulation, with the initial judges’ votes counts comprising the remaining 50 percent. The winner will be announced live at the conclusion of the event and will have their company name etched into the prestigious Product of the Year crystal trophy. The trophy and the finalist’s winning product will be on display at the I-93 South Welcome Center in Hooksett.
Past POY Winners:
2015 — Plexxi, Inc., Plexxi Switch 2
2014 — Prosenex, Dynamic Neuroscreening Device (DND)
2013 — Single Digits, Inc., Open Network Exchange
2012 — Therma-HEXX, ThermaPAVER® and ThermaCEILINGTM
2011 — Foss Manufacturing, SpectraShieldTM 9500 Surgical Mask
2010 — Sky-Skan, Definiti 3D 8K
2009 — Holase, Incorporated, UPTMSTM (Ultra Portable Traffic Management System)
2008 — Insight Tech Gear, MTMv2-LCD
2007 — UltraVision, UltraSensor®
2006 — Nanocomp Technologies, Nano Yarn/Nano Felt