NHHTC to Honor Ralph Baer – the “Father of the Home Video Game,” at 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Annual flagship event will recognize late NH inventor with Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award
If you’ve ever strapped your hands around a PlayStation control, waved a Wii device at your television screen, or tested your memory recall with the bright lights and sounds of the electronic memory game, Simon, you have the late NH inventor Ralph H. Baer to thank. The New Hampshire High Tech Council (Council) will pay tribute to Baer with a posthumous, Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th anniversary of its Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Awards on Wednesday, June 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at The Crowne Plaza (soon to be DoubleTree by Hilton).
The EOY Lifetime Achievement Award is in addition to the selection of the annual EOY winner, which will be announced at the event. Baer, who is known as the “father of video games,” is being recognized for his pioneering contributions to the modern-day video game industry. The inventor lived in Manchester up until his death in 2014 at the age of 92. His son, Mark, will accept the award at the event.