Startup Competition

TechOut is a startup competition that identifies talented, hungry tech entrepreneurs and funds them through investment capital awards.

About TechOut
Held in the fall, TechOut is a fast-paced event that features live pitches by finalists, displays of their innovations, and networking opportunities with like-minded innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. All share a common goal – to enhance the tech ecosystem.

This event is for startups that have been in business for less than five years, have raised less than $250,000 and have earned less than $250,000 in revenue.

Now in its seventh year, this year’s event features a $300,000 investment pool to be given out in the form of investment capital awards to the winners. First place winners receive $200,000 and second place winners receive $100,000 to drive growth in their businesses. The prizes are awarded based on the decisions of an esteemed group of judges with exceptional business experience, the majority of which are members in the Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire.

TechOut 2017 Winners
TechOut 2017 Winners with members of the TechOut Committee & Millworks Fund II

Funding for the investment awards is provided through a three year partnership with the Mill Works Fund II, a partnership among New Hampshire investors, and the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority

Past Winners
The first place prize in the 2017 competition was awarded to Kantum Diagnostics, Inc., a biotechnology company that is developing a diagnostic and therapeutic combination to prevent and treat Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). Second place went to Datanomix, a company offering a fog computing system that helps simplify and accelerate how companies extract value from machine-generated data.

Learn more about past TechOut winners.

Attend The Event
TechOut  will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Oracle+Dyn, 150 Dow Street in Manchester.

Register To Attend

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for 2018 by emailing or calling 603.935.8951.

New for 2018 – Brady Sullivan Properties has offered to donate space in downtown Manchester to the first place TechOut winner for a year! Up to 4,000 square feet plus space planning and design services will be provided at no cost for space in their 1000 or 1750 Elm Street properties.