Matthew Ames takes 1st place in Holloway-2017

Congratulations to the 21 teams that competed in the Bud Albin Challenge Round this past Friday, April 23. From there, the top 6 teams were chosen to advance to the championship round on Thursday, May 13, starting at 1 p.m. Tune in to watch UNH’s top student entrepreneurs and innovators pitch their business plans to a panel of industry-leading judges for the chance to win $15,000! The pitches will be broadcast live from the Paul College auditorium followed by an awards ceremony where the winning teams are announced and the 2020 and 2021 Entrepreneurs of the Year will be recognized. 

Read about the advancing teams, judges, Entrepreneurs of the Year, and register for the link to watch the championship round:

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Seth Gunter, Paul College (Hometown: Amherst, NH)

Madison Smith, CHHS  (Hometown: Moultonborough, NH)
Ann-Marie Kolberg, Paul College  (Hometown: Delmar, NY)

Nicolas Camara, CEPS (Hometown: San Paulo)
Garrett Frohman, CEPS (Hometown: Hudson, NH)
Caleb Peffer, CEPS (Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT)

Gavin Thibodeau, Paul College (Hometown: Westford, MA)
Jack Kelly, Paul College (Hometown: Wyndmoor, PA)
Justin Szabo, Paul College (Hometown: Tolland, CT)

Jessica Nelson, Paul College (Hometown: Deerfield, NH)

Brayden Esmaili, CEPS (Hometown: Wilmont, NH)
Nathaniel Hunt, COLA (Hometown: Rochester, NH)
Joey Neleber, CEPS (Hometown: Guilford, CT)

Come see UNH’s top student entrepreneurs and innovators pitch their business plans to a panel of industry-leading judges in the 33rd annual Paul J. Holloway Prize Competition. We know you’re likely tired of virtual meetings and webinars, so we’re keeping this year’s competition as close to the original as possible. 

While the audience will be virtual, the event is being broadcast live from the Paul College auditorium, where the student teams will present their business plans from the stage in a professionally filmed production. $30,000+ is at stake, with the winning team taking home $15,000 to launch their business to the next level. Audience members also will have a pivotal role in choosing the People’s Choice award-winning team that will net $2,000 (information on how to vote will be available at reg in early May).

Holloway Prize Competition Championship Round and Reception
Thursday, May 13, 2021

1-4 p.m.      Student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas and awards ceremony

The championship round will be lived-streamed and the link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.

Questions? Email