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Paul J. Holloway Prize Competition - May 9, 2018

Cultivating Student Entrepreneurs

The multi-track competition takes students out of the classroom and into the real world. It challenges students to develop products or services and present their plans to bring them to market.

Guest RSVP 2018 Final Teams Participation Details

Open to all students in all majors at the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College and Granite State College. Participants will present their business proposals before panels of business leaders who judge their commercialization potential. The competition honors those students who have developed the most compelling proposals and concludes with the presentation of the Paul J. Holloway Prize.


  • High Technology
  • High Growth
  • Hospitality and Service Solutions
  • Sustainability

Entries should be innovative, feasible to implement and address an identified market need. Many successful businesses have grown out of past competition entries. Students who entered the New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge are encouraged to enter.

The Holloway Competition is the oldest of its kind in New Hampshire. Holloway’s wife, Anna Grace, son, Scott, and daughter, Debra, established the Paul J. Holloway Prize in 1988 to honor his achievements and contributions to the educational and business communities.


More than $100,000 in cash and in-kind services, such as industry feedback and mentoring, awarded throughout the competition, legal assistance, website consulting and development and start up space also awarded to the Paul. J. Holloway Prize competition winner.



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1,200 Lifetime Competitors


$1M awarded in cash & other prizes


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