PLYMOUTH – The Enterprise Center at Plymouth recently concluded Central New Hampshire’s first business accelerator program: APEX Accelerator.
The program, offered at the ECP, provided the 15-participating business with 9 weeks of strategic business courses specifically designed to help develop and grow their businesses. The program culminated in a final pitch night where participants presented their new or updated business models to the group. Prizes valued at more than $6,300 were awarded to various winners and participants.
The 15 companies from Central New Hampshire had been taking part in weekly educational sessions that covered a variety of topics including strategic marketing, management skills and financing. They were also provided with sessions and mentoring from local business experts on topics including web development, sales, and strategic management.
Along with the educational opportunities offered, participants were also free to use space and services at the ECP, our regional business incubator.
Alix Marcoux DiLorenzo, Owner of Homeward Bound Professional Animal Care, had this to say about the program. “I am extremely grateful I had the opportunity to participate in the APEX accelerator course. My participation allowed me to really examine my business from every possible angle. Through unlimited support from the mentors and brainstorming with other students I was able to determine exactly where to focus my attention to bring Homeward Bound Professional Animal Care, LLC to the next level.”
The APEX Accelerator program is made possible by the generous support of the NH Business & Finance Authority, Live Free & Start, Plymouth State University and Grafton RDC.
The Enterprise Center at Plymouth plans to offer the APEX Accelerator program again in the Fall of 2017. Applications for the fall program will be accepted beginning in July.
More information can be found at: www.apexaxlr8.com or by contacting Eric Spieth, ECP Executive Director at 603-535-2523.
A joint effort by Plymouth State University and the Grafton Regional Development Corporation, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth is a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art business incubator serving central and northern New Hampshire. The ECP features flexible office space, common-use conference rooms, the latest technology and access to a wealth of resources to support aspiring entrepreneurs and growing businesses.
Additional information on the Enterprise Center is available at www.enterprisecenternh.com or by contacting Anne Duncan Cooley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-536-2011.