“The Flatley Challenge is a great example that New Hampshire is open for business” – Governor Sununu

 

Did you catch the story in the Nashua Telegraph? The 6th Annual Flatley Challenge Awards Ceremony was held at the Nashua Technology Park on February 8th. The recent news article, published on Sunday February 11th highlighted the event, acknowledging the 2017 winners, speakers and overall mission of the challenge.

 

Vybe Software was named the 2017 HiTech Winner. Quoted in the Telegraph, Vybe Software Founder and President, Mitch Marchand said, “It’s a prestigious honor to win this award and I’m looking forward to the years to come. We hope to change the way people develop software.” Mitch is the Lead Developer of DevKit, an iOS application that enables K-12 students to create their own mobile apps/games right from an iPad or iPhone and upload directly to the Apple and Google Play stores. Mitch moved into the Flatley Innovation Center in Feb 2018. We are proud to welcome him to the Nashua Technology Park at Gateway Hills.

 

First Place HiTech Winner, Mitch Marchand accepts $10,000 prize check. In order from left to right: Mitch Marchand, Founder and President of Vybe Software; NH Governor Chris Sununu; John Flatley and Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess.

 

2017 Biotech Winner. Derek Dashti, Founder, CEO and Inventor of D&P Bioinnovations accepts first place prize with optimism for the future as he explained, “In ten years we see ourselves being a prime player in regenerative medicine. The Flatley Challenge is a great platform to expand our network. We are definitely very happy to receive this honor and now we are truly a bicoastal company.” – Nashua Telegraph

 

First Place BioTech Winner, Derek Dashti accepts $10,000 prize check. In order from left to right: Derek Dashti, Founder, CEO and Inventor of D&P Bioinnovations; NH Governor Chris Sununu, John Flatley and Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess.

 

Special guest speakers included NH Governor Chris Sununu and Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess. The Nashua Telegraph quoted Governor Sununu’s remarks about business in New Hampshire stating, “The Flatley challenge is a great example that New Hampshire is open for business.” The Governor added, “I think what John has done is create a small opening for companies to come together. These are doorways we have to keep opening to make New Hampshire’s economy strong.” The Flatley Challenge being recognized as an opportunity for New Hampshire’s business growth coincides with Mr. Flatley’s overall vision for the Challenge as well as his mission to help startups grow and succeed in NH.

 

Mayor Donchess added, “John has done a fantastic job with the property since he took over. A few years ago, there were only a couple hundred people working at the Technology Park. John took over and took advantage of the atmosphere. He brought in many small businesses by offering them free space and grew them into thousands of employees.”

 

NH Governor Chris Sununu speaking at the 6th Annual Flatley Challenge Awards Ceremony. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess speaking at the 6th Annual Flatley Challenge Awards Ceremony.

 

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