SkinGreat LLC Wins 2018 NH Start Up Challenge
Rita Toth, inventor and founder of the StretchPatch and CEO of SkinGreat LLC was presented with $50,000 of cash and in-kind services as winner of the 2018 NH Start Up Challenge. The event was held at FIRST on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 and was hosted by the Manchester Young Professionals Network (MYPN), a program of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC).
Additional finalists included:
- Cyborg Inc.(Concord, NH): Cyborg is reimagining the fitness segment. We start with a free, gamified activity-tracking app that converts your movement into a score and offers a digital fitness coach you can talk to. Our wearables help you go faster and farther than you ever dreamed possible. Using Cyborg products, you’re empowered with simple metrics and exhilarating experiences of your new heightened capability.
- QuadraSquare Inc.(Derry, NH): Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women and claims over 40,000 lives annually in the US. QuadraSquare is developing a medical device that has significantly higher cancer detection rate and lower false positives than 3D mammography and ultrasound. Our patient focused design has no breast compression and will encourage screening, thereby significantly reduce deaths from breast cancer.
- Vybe Software, LLC(Nashua, NH): Vybe Software is a mobile and web applications development company with a focus on AI and Machine Learning. Their newest platform, Leia, aims to disrupt the DIY web development space by turning simple voice commands from users into beautiful, custom websites in seconds.
The NH Start Up Challenge is a business plan competition created in 2008 by the Manchester Young Professionals Network (MYPN) to connect entrepreneurs and social innovators with seed capital and key services to help them on their path toward sustainable growth. Through the Challenge, MYPN has helped to create business opportunities for young professionals and young companies alike. Furthermore, the Challenge encourages investment in New Hampshire’s early-stage companies and cultivates the state’s entrepreneurial culture.
Thanks to this year’s Start Up Challenge Sponsors: Business NH Magazine, Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson p.l.l.c., Howe Riley & Howe, 36 Creative, Red Oak Coworking Offices, Bellwether Community Credit Union, Jupiter Hall, Anagnost Companies, The Provident Bank, and TD Bank.