Startup http://nhpr.org en New 'Granite Fund' To Put Local Capital In The Hands Of N.H. Startups http://nhpr.org/post/new-granite-fund-put-local-capital-hands-nh-startups <p></p><p></p><p>Go to <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/maps/11072/">StateImpact NH</a> to read more and to trace venture deals across the country with our <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/maps/11072/">interactive map</a>.</p><p>How to grow high tech in New Hampshire --- that&rsquo;s a question a lot of people are asking these days.&nbsp; Borealis Ventures, one of New Hampshire&rsquo;s only venture firms, is teaming up with the state&rsquo;s Business Finance Authority to get local capital in the hands of local innovators.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:58:11 +0000 Emily Corwin 9515 at http://nhpr.org New 'Granite Fund' To Put Local Capital In The Hands Of N.H. Startups Opportunities and Drawbacks for Upper Valley Startups http://nhpr.org/post/opportunities-and-drawbacks-upper-valley-startups <p>Every part of New Hampshire has been affected by the ups and downs of the economy, but not every region has felt the effects in the same way. That&rsquo;s been especially true in New Hampshire&#39;s Upper Valley &ndash; when home prices were dropping and jobs were scarce, Upper Valley communities and employers managed to hold on&hellip; for a while, anyway.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:47:02 +0000 Brady Carlson & Amanda Loder 8415 at http://nhpr.org How--And Why--NH Resurrected A Help Center For Women Entrepreneurs http://nhpr.org/post/how-and-why-nh-resurrected-help-center-women-entrepreneurs Like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, the new <a title="Center For Women's Business Advancement" href="http://www.cwbanh.com/" target="_blank">Center for Women’s Business Advancement</a> seeks to build upon the foundation of its predecessor of supporting women entrepreneurs in New Hampshire and to go much further.<p>The CWBA, located at <a title="Southern New Hampshire University" href="http://snhu.edu" target="_blank">Southern New Hampshire University</a> in Manchester, celebrated its grand opening in February upon being awarded a five-year, $719,000 matching grant by the U.S. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:27:58 +0000 Cindy Kibbe 3078 at http://nhpr.org America's Magnet For Innovation, And Investments http://nhpr.org/post/americas-magnet-innovation-and-investments <em>Part 2 of our Silicon Valley history series </em><p>Think of the most technologically innovative companies of the past 50 years, such as Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter. Each company has a Silicon Valley address — and each one got backing from venture capitalists. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:20:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 2959 at http://nhpr.org America's Magnet For Innovation, And Investments A Rare Mix Created Silicon Valley's Startup Culture http://nhpr.org/post/rare-mix-created-silicon-valleys-startup-culture <em>The first in a 3-part series airing this week on </em>Morning Edition<em>. </em><p>When Facebook goes public later this spring, its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, will be following in the footsteps of a long line of Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs that includes Steve Jobs and Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin. But there was a time when the idea of an engineer or scientist starting his or her own company was rare.<p>In 1956, what is now called Silicon Valley was called the Valley of the Heart's Delight. Its rolling hills were covered with farms and orchards. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 2932 at http://nhpr.org A Rare Mix Created Silicon Valley's Startup Culture