Manchester, NH—The NH High Tech Council is set to host its annual Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) award. The celebration will be held May 5, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire in Manchester at 5:30 pm. This will be the 26th EOY event. Registration and ticket purchases can be completed by visiting the Council’s website at NHHTC.org. Tickets are $80 for Council members; $100 for non-members.
Eligibility for the EOY award is limited to any founder, owner, or senior level manager of a business in New Hampshire who has successfully organized, developed, or managed a high tech concept into a commercial product or service.
David Friend, co-founder, chair and CEO of leading online backup company Carbonite Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), will be the keynote speaker at the EOY award event. Friend has been a successful technology entrepreneur for over 25 years and remains an active venture investor. Before founding Carbonite in 2005, he co-founded four companies: Sonexis, FaxNet, Pilot Software and Computer Pictures Corporation. Friend also served as president of ARP Instruments, an audio hardware manufacturer. In 2010, he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Technology category for the New England Region.
The annual EOY event regularly attracts hundreds of influential leaders of tech-based companies from across the region. Since its start in 1988, the EOY has recognized more than 60 New Hampshire entrepreneurs for demonstrating leadership, ingenuity and innovation within the technology sector. At the event, the Council will recognize the 2014 recipient of the EOY award to be added to the long list of New Hampshire innovators who have come before them.
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More information on the event can be found on the Council website at NHHTC.org. You may also contact the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-935-8951.
The NH High Tech Council engages, connects, and supports member companies throughout New Hampshire. As the largest member-driven technology association in the state, the Council supports research, innovation, and economic and workforce development efforts that have helped New Hampshire become a national leader in entrepreneurship and business.