November 19, 2019

Senator Hassan Hosts Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum

MANCHESTER – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday hosted the second annual Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum to bring innovators and entrepreneurs together to discuss what it takes to start and run a successful business in New Hampshire, as well as how to address the challenges they face. The Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum, which was held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, included two panel discussions, the first moderated by Senator Hassan on workforce solutions for New Hampshire, and the second focused on innovation in the Granite State.

The Innovate NH Entrepreneurship Forum is a continuation of then-Governor Hassan’s work to expand economic opportunity and support job-creating businesses. As part of the “Innovate NH plan” she developed and implemented as Governor, Maggie Hassan successfully worked to strengthen the workforce by freezing in-state tuition at New Hampshire’s public colleges and universities, doubling the state’s research and development tax credit, providing businesses with technical assistance, and increasing international trade assistance. As Governor, she also launched the Live Free and Start initiative, which worked to support startups and help them access capital. As Senator, she is working to continue and build on those efforts.

See below for coverage highlights:

WMUR

Host: For the second year in a row New Hampshire business leaders sat down with Senator Maggie Hassan to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship. This is the Senator's second annual forum to forge ties between New Hampshire businesses and resources in Washington. She says two top issues right now are access to capital and boosting the workforce to meet employer’s needs.

Senator Hassan: So one of the things I heard loudly and clearly was the importance of apprenticeship programs, the importance of supports for new employees so that if they have barriers around things like transportation or child care or substance use disorder there are resources available to help them.

Host: Hassan says she's getting ready to introduce legislation to strengthen business incubator networks. 

WCAX

Host: Looking ahead to tomorrow now, New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan is looking to help small businesses thrive. Hassan is hosting the second Innovative NH Entrepreneurship Forum. It will be held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics as Saint Anselm College. There will be panel discussions and a networking fair.

Hassan recently introduced legislation to double the refundable research and development tax credit for startups and extend it to more small businesses. 

AP: Hassan hosting second entrepreneurship forum

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Maggie Hassan is hosting the second Innovate New Hampshire Entrepreneurship Forum to help entrepreneurs launch innovative businesses and thrive.

The forum is Nov. 18 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. It will include two panel discussions, the first moderated by Hassan on workforce solutions and the second focused on innovation.

After that, there will be a resource and networking fair for participants to strengthen their business connections.

Hassan recently introduced legislation to double the refundable research and development tax credit for startups and extend it to more small businesses.

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