States – New Hampshire

New Hampshire Resources

New Hampshire Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

Jan Nisbet, Ph.D.
NH EPSCoR State Director
Senior Vice Provost for Research
University of New Hampshire
Phone: 603-862-1948

Purpose of Initiative

NH EPSCoR advances our state’s competitiveness in science and engineering by strategically investing in research infrastructure; promoting education in STEM; and partnering with businesses that enhance job creation and economic development.

Agricultural Nutrient Management (ANM) Grants

Jennifer Z Gornnert, Director
NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food
Division of Regulatory Services
PO Box 2042
Concord, NH 03302
Phone: (603) 271-7761

Purpose of Initiative

Agricultural Nutrient Management (ANM) grants are to assist agricultural land and livestock owners with efforts to minimize adverse effects to waters of the state by better managing agricultural nutrients. The ANM grant program provides financial assistance with implementing Best Management Practices that prevent or mitigate water pollution.

The Division administers a grant program to assist agricultural land and livestock owners with efforts to minimize adverse effects to waters of the state by better managing agricultural nutrients including fertilizer, manure and compost.

Application Process

The grant application is available here

Award Details

Applicants may apply for grants up to $5,000.

10X Venture Partners

196 Bridge Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Purpose of Initiative

10X Venture Partners is a seed stage (and beyond) investment group. We commit operational experience and dollars to our portfolio companies.


10X Venture Partners invests predominantly in mobile, internet, wireless, security, med tech and green tech. We prefer companies in the New England market. This allows us to provide hands on assistance. That said, we open our geographic radius for the right opportunity. We also entertain syndicated deals.

Application Process

In any given year we’ll look at around 200 business ideas and plans. Of those, we’ll invite approximately 24 companies to pitch us in person. We’ll typically fund five of those companies. Details on how to pitch are available here.

Award Details

A typical investment ranges from $50k-$500k but we are capable of larger investments and follow on.

Harbor Light Capital Partners

Harbor Light Capital Partners, LLC.
38 Central Square, Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 355-9954
FAX: (603) 355-1158

Purpose of Initiative

Harbor Light Capital Partners is different from most venture capital firms. We focus on providing the appropriate amount of capital to our portfolio companies so they can capture market opportunities and maximize their long term growth potential. We are not forced to limit our investments to a specific time horizon. Instead we provide “patient capital” to build sustainable, high growth businesses. We are actively engaged Board members and leverage our extensive network throughout the Northeastern US to support our portfolio companies. Our philosophy is to provide the “commitment, capital, and collaboration” to build exceptional businesses that will be the next generation of industry leaders.


Early Stage Criteria:

  • Technology, Clean Tech, or Healthcare industry
  • Innovative / disruptive technology
  • Strong intellectual property position
  • Large and attractive market opportunity

Growth Stage Criteria:

  • Lower middle market: $5M to $20M in revenues
  • Strong historical / projected revenue growth
  • Companies with passionate, loyal customers
  • Exceptional management teams with proven entrepreneurial leadership and vision

Application Process

Details on how to apply are not provided. Please contact Harbor Light Capital Partners for this information.

Award Details

Harbor Light Capital Partners focuses on investments in the $1-$5 million range. We target the “funding            gap” for early and growth stage companies. Unlike institutional investment funds, we are not limited to traditional holding periods of 3 to 5 years. Therefore, we make decisions based on what is best for the growth and success of the business.

Northeast Angels

Purpose of Initiative

Northeast Angels is an early-stage investment group which works with entrepreneurs and businesses located in the Northeast. We also welcome deals referred by other angel groups or venture capital groups participating in greater New England investments. NeA invests in opportunities regardless of technology or service class. NeA members welcome any and all investment inquiries as our constituents have a wide range of expertise and interests. NeA looks for opportunities with companies that can demonstrate potential market penetration, strong leadership, organized effort and strong financial skills.

NeA members also bring to any partnership significant experience and skills, being able to quickly leverage internal knowledge to fill any potential skills gap.Thus, NeA also welcomes businesses that require some mentoring as long as the product line is strong and the entrepreneur is willing to accept advice. Northeast Angels invests time, money, and expertise in every effort; for ultimately it is the success of all involved which represents the ultimate outcome.


Northeast Angels Invests In These Industries:

  • Biotechnology
  • Healthcare Services
  • Business Products and Services
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Clean Technology
  • Internet / Web Services
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • IT Services
  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Software

Northeast Angels Invests In Companies With These Funding Needs:

  • Pre-money Valuation: USD250,000 – USD5,000,000
  • Capital Seeking: USD50,000 – USD1,500,000
  • Previously Raised: USD50,000 – USD1,000,000
  • Northeast Angels Expects Their Investments To Generate

Specifically NeA focuses on opportunities located around the business corridor between Manchester and Nashua, New Hampshire including surrounding communities. While we prefer deal opportunities located within driving distance of Nashua, NH, we will consider investments in the greater New England area.

Application Process

Enterpreneurs can apply for funding here.

Award Details

Not specified.

Updated March 2018 by Kristin Stiner


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