October 12, 2022
Shining the spotlight on NH’s innovators
Live Stream: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Networking: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Live Stream on YouTube
Watch the live stream in person at Tupelo Music Hall and network after the event with the finalists.
The 16th annual Product of the Year competition highlights the best innovation from New Hampshire in the last year. Finalists receive exposure locally throughout the judging process and globally at the live streamed event.
Check out the 2021 Product of the Year competition on the NHTA YouTube channel.
All of the criteria below must be met:
- Companies must have either a headquarters, subsidiary or division based in New Hampshire
- Products must have been released or significantly updated within the last 12 months
- Products must meet the broad categorization of high tech and/or advanced manufacturing
The application fee is waived for Alliance members and is $350 for non-members.
Applications will open at the end of May 2022 and will close on September 1, 2022.
After the application deadline closes, up to ten finalists are selected by a panel of esteemed judges with entrepreneurial and investing experience, as well as some past winners. Those ten finalists present their product to the judges committee. The judges will then narrow the selection down to five finalists to present at the October event.
The event will consist of seven minute presentations filmed at the Events United Studio at Studio Lab and live streamed on the NHTA YouTube Channel. The 2021 event had over 5,000 views from a global audience!
After the presentations, audience members vote for their favorite product. The final winner will be selected by combining the audience choice and the judges choice with equal weight. The Product of the Year is announced at the end of the event.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Cocktail Reception Sponsor:
2022 Product of the Year Judges Panel
Thank you to our judges:
Tom Daly, co-founder at Dyn and recently SVP Infrastructure at Fastly
Peter Antoinette, President & CEO Xibus Systems
Bryan Lord, Co-Founder, CEO Pristine Surgical
Mike Cote, Senior Editor News & Business- New Hampshire Union Leader
Jeremy Stanizzi, Senior Credit Officer at NH Business Finance Authority
POY is a competitive event which offers the local business community an opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of companies who develop innovative technology products in New Hampshire. As across the United States, New Hampshire has seen an increasingly competitive marketplace in the tech sector. POY is an interactive, fun and incredibly invigorating night to see local companies pitch their latest and greatest technological products.
The POY audience is actively engaged and helps select the winner each year by providing 50% of the final tabulation; the other 50% comes directly from the POY expert panel of judges. The winner is announced live at the event, and will have their company name etched into the prestigious Product of the Year crystal trophy.
The winning company’s product is featured for the entire year at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in a display seen by thousands of people traveling to and from New Hampshire!
Past POY winners include SpotOn Virtual Smart Fence by OnPoint Systems, Measured Air Performance, iCAD, Inc., Wilcox Industries, Plexxi, Prosenex, Single Digits, Nanocomp Technologies, UltraVision, InsightTech Gear, Holase Incorporated, Sky-Skan, Foss Manufacturing and Therma-HEXX. Learn more about past winners.
“We’re excited to shine the spotlight on the incredible innovation taking place right here in the Granite State at our Product of the Year award celebration,” said Lisa King, POY committee chair. “This is an unprecedented opportunity not only for inventors to make important new connections, but to increase the visibility of their companies and products right before a prestigious group of NH entrepreneurs.”