PitchFork (Q3 2017)

A dollop of good company, a smidge of local food, a splash of a signature PitchFork cocktail, and three dashes of business opportunities in the region. Lack of capital is one of the top causes for the steep decline in startup rates in rural America.  PitchFork offers a uniquely local solution to this challenge by providing a fun, low-key […]


Startup Lab, Spring 2017 Dates!

Startup Lab is an interactive 6-week program designed to help you create, implement, and present a business plan. In the program, we cover marketing, financial, business planning, and organizational development to ensure that you have the tools you need to successful! We’ve released dates for the spring 2017 cohort for Startup Lab, which will start […]


Hannah Grimes Center Offers Lean Manufacturing Course

The Hannah Grimes Center is partnering with MEP to offer a course on lean production on January 31, 2017. The methodology, designed to help companies increase their production efficiency by identifying waste and processes to improve consistency, is used globally in manufacturing facilities. In this workshop each participant is provided a hands-on introduction to the […]




Hannah Grimes Hosts Nonprofit Management Certificate Program in Keene

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship is partnering with the Center for New Leadership at Marlboro College to offer the College’s Nonprofit Management (NPM) Certificate in Keene for the Fall of 2016. This highly regarded program takes place at the Hannah Grimes Center as well as in Waterbury, VT. The 80-hour series helps nonprofit leaders […]


Hannah Grimes Center Program Director is Now a Kiva Small Business Advisor

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship announces that Program Director Jake Nonweiler is now a Kiva Small Business Advisor.  Nonweiler will advise entrepreneurs interested in securing funding through Kiva and support them through the application and fundraising process.  Kiva provides crowdfunded microloans to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Kiva provides a link between small […]


New Overtime Pay Rules: What Employers Need to Know

The Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce and the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship invite you to a free seminar by local employment attorney Ben Wyatt from Wyatt & Associates: New Rules Mandate Overtime Pay for Millions of Currently Salaried Employees: What Employers Need to Know Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. […]


Assessing Risk Leads to New Business Idea

By Melanie Plenda, Originally posted in Business Monadnock * Steve Roll likes risk. He likes assessing it, creating statistical models for it, trending it out and wrapping it up in a neat little explainable, sensible insurance package. And as an actuary for Liberty Mutual in Keene, this is what he did day in and day […]