Environmental scientists raise doubts about wood as a green alternative to fossil fuels. Dartmouth’s Andrew Friedland raises the specter that wood also has serious drawbacks.
DURHAM, N.H. — To continue building their companies, growth entrepreneurs depend on short-term, liquid sources of debt financing such as bank loans, even though winning a thumbs-up from bankers is no cakewalk. Yet University of New Hampshire researchers have shed new light on how entrepreneurs can influence their creditworthiness. In the paper “Entrepreneurial firms and signaling for creditworthiness: a Bayesian modeling approach,” the UNH researchers show that entrepreneurs who avoid volatility in their workforce and revenues stand a better chance at winning funding. What’s more, having diverse sources of equity financing also can boost creditworthiness for certain types of companies.
Read more: http://www.unh.edu/news/releases/2013/jun/lw12money.cfm#ixzz2WU5iapau
We’ve secured a bad IaaS keynote lineup of keynotes (Cricket Liu, Mark Imbriaco, Joshua Baer, Dean Kamen and more to be announced) and panelists representing some of the biggest and most important names in tech: Netflix, Infoblox, ReturnPath, Box, Etsy and more. Come and learn how to scale from the experts in scale.
We’re covering the expense for this amazing lineup of speakers to attend. We’re opening the doors for two days to our home for 200+ people to be here. We are gearing up for what we hope will be a cornerstone event in our company’s history. All you need to do is sign up, be here and be ready to learn. (That’s the easy part!) We even secured hotels at a discount for those that will stay and with no event admission, you have no excuse not to come.
Manchester— Stay Work Play is pleased to announce a partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio for the annual Rising Stars Awards. “Over the past three years of the Rising Star Awards we have seen great enthusiasm in recognizing fun companies and engaged and motivated young people,” said Stay Work Play Executive Director, Kate Luczko, “And through this partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio we expect to see even broader engagement throughout the state. We want the celebration of the award winners in October to be the go-to event for young workers across NH and the organizations
looking to interact with them.”
DURHAM, N.H. – A fully flexible, portable stand for tablet computers has received the University of New Hampshire’s first-ever design patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. UNH professor Therese Willkomm, often called the “MacGyver” of assistive technology, originally created the AT (assistive technology) Pad Stand as a presentation stand and a hands-free solution for people with disabilities to use tablet computers like the iPad but has since found myriad additional uses.
NASHUA – Fred Kocher can see the TV advertisements now: two large letter Es zooming in from opposite sides of the screen, coming together in the middle to represent the two factors he believes are key to the state’s success: education and economy.
“We need to keep building strong ties between business and education,” he said Thursday, speaking to members of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. “Education is the key to our economy, and the two need to merge more than ever before.”
Kocher, president of the state High Technology Council, was part of a panel of speakers, which also included University System of New Hampshire interim Chancellor Todd Leach, who is president of Granite State College, and Nashua School District Superintendent Mark Conrad.
NASHUA – It’s the Nashua technology world’s version of man bites dog: Brian Susnock, of Desktek, issuing a press release to praise the incumbent telephone company.
“These people have really put some intelligence behind the design of the network,” said Susnock concerning FairPoint Communications, which he said has made it possible for his firm to upgrade broadband networks to the school systems in Jaffrey-Rindge and the northern New Hampshire town of Groveton.
Susnock, founder and CEO of the small networking company located in Nashua’s Technology Park, came to attention in the late 1990s for taking Verizon to federal court, claiming that it squashed competitors like Desktek by illegally blocking access to high-speed fiber networks.
A few months back I wrote a blog post about 10 Great Enterprise Software Companies That Call New Hampshire Home. Because our thriving technology and startup ecoystem is diverse, I wanted to share some of the great consumer facing Internet companies in the Granite State — ones all looking to hit lightning in a bottle and scale to mainstream relevancy. We’re celebrating our growing ecoystem tonight, 5/23, at the abi Party at Arms and we recommend you join us. Here are the 10 we thought you should know about…
MANCHESTER – Entrepreneurs developing new products often face an uphill battle explaining value to customers, but the learning curve doesn’t get much steeper than when you’re working with Bitcoin, the digital sort-of currency that has drawn fascination, uncertainty and derision since it exploded on the scene this winter.
“First there’s wrapping your head around the technology … then there’s wrapping your head around what this means for the future of payments and financial institutions,” said Zach Harvey, of Manchester, one-third of the firm Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures, which is about to unveil the first ATM that can turn paper money into Bitcoins. “But once you realize how powerful it is, it makes other technology feel ancient. We want to give you the tools for a new financial world that may not need currency the way we need it today.”
Harvey and his brother Josh brought their guitar store to the U.S., because their native Israel had too much regulation. They have dual citizenship.
They were drawn to New Hampshire by the ideals of the Free State Project, which has embraced Bitcoin because it’s free of government control.