• Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition

    The oldest competition of its kind in NH and one of the first in the nation is designed to stimulate entrepreneurship throughout the University System. It is open to all USNH undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of academic discipline, who are interested in starting or expanding a business.

Paul J. Holloway Innovation-to-Market Prize



CONGRATULATIONS to the Winning Teams!


Everton's Organics

A.J. Asbury, COLA
Ian Marshall, CEPS
Everton Parkinson, COLSA
Sean Whittier, PAUL
Faculty Adviser: Roger Grinde, Ph.D.



Cameron J. Cote, PAUL
Lauren A. Rhodes, COLA
Faculty Adviser: Meghan A. Heckman


One Acre Coffee Co.

Connor Roelke, PAUL
Faculty Adviser: Bruce Pfeiffer, Ph.D.



Joseph M. Corcoran, COLA
Benjamin Duff, PAUL
Anthony Lunardi, PAUL
James Scott, COLSA
Faculty Adviser: Goksel Yalcinkaya, Ph.D.



Annette Conticchio, CEPS
Ian Gagnon, CEPS
Michael Gingrich, CEPS
Devin Kehler, CEPS
Faculty Adviser: Andrzej Rucinski, Ph.D.


Benjamin Minerd, GRAD
Faculty Adviser: Juan Florin, Ph.D.


















Championship Round Winners



The Championship Round is the final stage of the Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition. Finalists have advanced through three rounds to secure their place. Six teams vie for cash and other prizes valued at more than $75,000. Teams have ten minutes to present their product or service and plan to get it to market, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with the judges.

Championship Round Requirements

The Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition honors the student team submitting the best strategies for starting, acquiring, or expanding a business venture. Now in its 27th year, the competition leads to the presentation of cash awards to the winning teams and the runners-up for plans that demonstrate significant opportunities for innovation and growth, capital gain, and the potential for implementation.

Holloway’s wife Anna Grace, son Scott, and daughter Debra established the competition to honor his achievements and contributions to the educational and business communities throughout the region and to stimulate, recognize, and reward the entrepreneurial spirit that is so evident in his own career.


1:00      One Acre Coffee Co.

One Acre Coffee is a new iced coffee product vastly different from the offerings of traditional coffee shops. Sourced directly from one to two acre farms, our coffee is cold brewed to be smoother and less bitter than conventional iced coffee. Coffee is dispensed from consumer-operated stations utilizing nitrogen draft equipment, resulting in the creamy, thick taste resembling a GuinnessTM stout. The small footprints of the stations present greater opportunities to occupy high traffic locations. The stations are fast, efficient, sustainable and cheap to operate, resulting in cost savings that can be passed to both consumers and coffee growers.

Connor Roelke, PAUL
Faculty Adviser: Bruce Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

1:30      Everton’s Organics

Everton’s Organics Inc. is a quality organic fertilizer that meets the needs of customers who not only wish to garden organically, but also more effectively and efficiently.  The product is more sustainable than most organic fertilizers, as the components are locally sourced and would have otherwise been discarded.  The company helps to promote the environment by turning organic trash into a desired product.

A.J. Asbury, COLA
Ian Marshall, CEPS
Everton Parkinson, COLSA
Sean Whittier, PAUL
Faculty Adviser: Roger Grinde, Ph.D.

2:00      Chatter

Chatter is a mobile app that lets users post messages and pictures to 'Chatter Boxes'.  Chatter Boxes are live message boards associated with a particular location, such as a business, public area, or venue.   Only users physically in a Chatter Box can post to it, and once they leave, have just 24 hours to view it.  Users can pay to 'follow' popular Chatter Boxes.  Also, Chatter can automatically generate group messages based on users in your location, such as a classroom or office.  Chatter makes it easy to connect, and stay connected, with the people around you.

Joseph M. Corcoran, COLA
Benjamin Duff, PAUL
Anthony Lunardi, PAUL
James Scott, COLSA
Faculty Adviser: Goksel Yalcinkaya, Ph.D.

2:30      Break

3:00      MediaBite

MediaBite is the first company to provide the conduit for pay-per-article media consumption for end users of digital written media. The concept includes the “Bite Button”, an embeddable button that exists within article previews on websites offering digital journalism. Users can pay-per-article for 20 to 30 cents, which is deducted from users’ accounts per click of the Bite Button. The MediaBite website offers archiving of purchased media. MediaBite offers an alternate monetization method to the antiquated paywall subscription model. The journalism industry has immersed itself into Web 2.0. A new medium calls for a new revenue model and MediaBite is the answer.

Cameron J. Cote, PAUL
Lauren A. Rhodes, COLA
Faculty Adviser: Meghan A. Heckman

3:30      LiquiNet

LiquiNet is working to solve the world water crisis using remote monitoring devices. Their first product, Eden, is a device that NGO's purchase to monitor their India Mark II hand pump wells. Eden also establishes a mobile payment system where community members pay into a community account each time they receive water from the well. This money can then be used for well repairs. This device represents the future of socially responsible investment, because it creates a means of quantitatively tracking project success and works to eliminate an NGO’s need to physically return to perform maintenance.

Annette Conticchio, CEPS
Ian Gagnon, CEPS
Michael Gingrich, CEPS
Devin Kehler, CEPS
Faculty Adviser: Andrzej Rucinski, Ph.D.

4:00      Revolve

Revolve is a drone designed to autonomously follow and record video of outdoor enthusiasts while they engage in action sports. By eliminating the need to wear or hold a camera (such as a GoPro), Revolve will make it easy for users to capture every moment of their adventures without distracting them or inhibiting their ability to perform difficult maneuvers.

Benjamin Minerd, GRAD
Faculty Adviser: Juan Florin, Ph.D.

4:30      Reception (Under the Courtyard Tent)

5:15      Awards (G75 Auditorium)

5:40      Reception Continues (Under the Courtyard Tent)


Thank you to our sponsors:

Paul and Anna Grace Holloway

Paul J. Holloway Prize Fund

Bud Albin Entrepreneurship Fund

Charles & Miriam Nelson Fund for Business Innovation

Alpha Loft

Devine Millimet & Branch




Driving and Parking Information

Complimentary on campus parking is available in Parking Lot C, (UNH "C Lot") within a short distance of Paul College.

Directions to Parking Lot C (UNH "C Lot)

Take Route 4 east or west to the Route 155A exit. Turn east toward Durham and continue on to campus by following Route 155A/Main Street past a short stretch of farmland and fields. Follow straight through rotary. Continue straight through traffic light, through campus and into the center of Durham. Bare right onto Mill Road, Durham Marketplace will be on your left after you turn. Take your first right into Lot C.

Directions to Paul College from UNH Parking Lot C

Once you park go to the far side of the parking lot and take a right onto Quad Way, (the Memorial Union Building will be in front of you).  At the intersection of Quad Way and Main Street, cross the street and take a left heading up Main Street.  Take your first right onto Garrison Avenue and enter the Paul College through the main entrance facing Main Street. Additional visitor parking is available through UNH Transportation Services. 

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