Now Accepting PitchFork Challenge Applications!

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship created the PitchFork program in 2016 to coach entrepreneurs on pitching their business investment opportunities on a quarterly basis to a room full of investors. At the inaugural Radically Rural Summit in September 2018, the Center leveraged the success of PitchFork into the PitchFork Challenge – a pitch competition […]



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“You get what you pay for.”  In business, we know this to be true because we’ve learned it the hard way.  It is a rare moment when something really good comes along that is high value and is free.  Take note, this is one of those moments.  If you have a business with revenues over $100,000 and you are […]


20 years ago today…

The buy local movement had not yet struck in 1997 and the ability to buy and sell local products was all but disappearing.  Many towns had the same chain stores selling the same generic products.  If a buyer’s options were limited, a local producer’s options were almost non-existent.  With the consolidation of distribution channels, it had become increasingly difficult […]


20 Years Later… A Note from our Executive Director

Jack Dugan sat on my couch 20 years ago in March of 1997 dodging ladybugs.  They had suddenly come to life on that warm and sunny day to crawl out of the delightful crevices only a 200 year old house can offer up. I had started the NH Traditional Craft & Industry Fair (later to […]


Early Bird Sale: Take 75% off…

From our Director: Energy prices in New England create a competitive disadvantage for businesses located here.  And with the unpredictability in energy prices (except that we can generally count on them going up), a smart, strategic move for any business owner will be to identify energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that can reduce operating […]


Launching U article makes it into USA Today!

Launching U, a business in our Incubator Program, recently wrote an article for USA Today.  This is a great piece to share with any college students you may know! Here’s why a summer job can be just as good as an internship… Why has “intern” become such a coveted title in the college world? There […]


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 […]


We’re Hiring: Operations Manager

The Hannah Grimes Center is seeking qualified applicants for an Operations Director role, based at 25 Roxbury Street in Keene, NH. The Operations Director will be responsible for the organization’s building, financials, and overall operation. The Hannah Grimes Center is seeking energetic, motivated, hard-working applicants that are passionate about the organization’s mission and vision. View the […]


Startup Lab at Hannah Grimes: From Idea to Successful Business

Make this year the year that you transform your idea into a successful business.  Take the Startup Lab at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship. Steve Silverstein, founder and president of Tree-Free Greetings in Swanzey, NH teaches this six-week program.  You will finish the course with a written business plan charting the course for your […]