MANCHESTER, NH – MAY 9, 2012 – The top executives at The Echo Group and Dyn, Inc were recognized as 2012 Entrepreneurs of the Year by the New Hampshire High Technology Council (NHHTC) Monday at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.
Chairman George Epstein was recognized for his work at The Echo Group, which he co-founded in 1981.
“Building something that outlasts you is my definition of successful entrepreneurship,” Epstein said.
Based in Conway, NH, The Echo Group has been serving the information management needs of the behavioral health and human service markets for over 30 years. In 2009, Echo released the Visual Health Record™, an innovative timeline-based approach to viewing the clinical chart. Providing greater ease of use, visual alerting, and complete case management, the Echo VHR™ assists organizations in adopting an enterprise-wide electronic health record.
Co-founders Chief Technology Officer Tom Daly and Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Hitchcock were recognized for their work at Dyn, which they founded in 1998.
“It takes a village for a company to grow and it’s a great mix of staff, friends, family, and customers that have gotten us to here,” Hitchcock said. “I’m excited about the progress we’ve made and I hope we inspire others to join the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in Manchester and southern New Hampshire.”
Based out of Manchester, Dyn (pronounced “dine”) is the Internet Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) leader, powering Managed DNS and e-mail delivery for over four million worldwide enterprise clients, small businesses and home users. Dyn makes websites run faster and more reliably. It also ensures that transactional emails that consumers want reach their in-boxes.
This year the annual event attracted nearly 300 influential leaders of tech-based companies from across the region. Since its start in 1988, NHHTC EOY has recognized more than 50 New Hampshire entrepreneurs for demonstrating leadership, ingenuity and innovation amongst the technology sector. These entrepreneurs have employed thousands of individuals in New Hampshire’s tech sector and helped pump billions into the state’s economy.
This year’s major sponsors are Baker, Newman, Noyes; Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson PLLC; Dyn, Inc.; FairPoint Communications; Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare; Nanocomp Technologies; and Raytheon.
About the New Hampshire High Tech Council: The NHHTC engages, connects, and supports member companies throughout New Hampshire. Since 1983, the Council has supported education, research, innovation, and economic development efforts that have helped New Hampshire become a national leader in entrepreneurship and business. For more information or to register, visit www.NHHTC.org or call 603-935-8951.
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