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Wanted: Product of Year and TechOut applications, Soederberg named Sunrise president … and more



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Sunrise Labs Inc. has appointed Eric Soederberg to president. Soederberg, former vice president and general manager of Sunrise, has over 20 years of experience leading a wide variety of product development enterprises.

Prior to joining Sunrise, Soederberg was executive director of programs for medical device manufacturer KMC Systems. In a previous role at DEKA Research and Development, Soederberg led the development of the world’s iBOT Mobility System.
 

Applications are now being accepted for two of the NH High Tech Council's hallmark programs – Product of the Year and TechOut.

The awards celebrate New Hampshire's products and entrepreneurs and the innovative contributions they make to the tech sector. POY is one of the state's major business events and recognizes best-in-class tech products from the Granite State. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the program, and promises exposure to the region's premiere technology leaders and innovators. Entry deadline is Sept. 25. The winner receives a display at the NH Welcome Center on Interstate 93 South.

Organized jointly by the council and Alpha Loft, TechOut is a startup competition that identifies talented, hungry tech entrepreneurs and funds them through investment capital awards. Entry deadline is Aug. 15, and $100,000 in funding is awarded at the Oct. 7 competition finale.

 

NH High Tech Council member Good Leads recently signed Intema Solutions of Montreal, a provider of a predictive marketing tool for retailers. The deal enhances Good Leads reputation as a source for targeted outreach strategies for Canadian and European firms entering the U.S. marketplace. More.

 

The NH Division of Economic Development is employing the services of EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl), which it uses to help communities and organizations with grant writing, strategic planning and economic impact analysis of projects.

The division is currently working on an economic impact study with the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail group to show how much new visitor spending and jobs could be generated along the trail if it is built.

The division also supports the New Hampshire High Tech Council by providing it with quarterly data on changes in employment and occupations in all of New Hampshire’s high-tech sectors.

 

Ellen Christo has been named manager of strategic partnerships for UNHInnovation with the aim of strengthening the University of New Hampshire’s ties with the business community.

In her job, Christo will help businesses utilize university intellectual resources and scientific capacity, which she said will allow the results of UNH’s research and development to better benefit the public. She will also serve as program manager of the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center, which provides matching grants that further the growth and development of New Hampshire businesses.

Christo was a business attorney for many years in Boston and New Hampshire and her career has included positions with two governors and a U.S. senator as well as international experience in Dubai, Jordan, Germany, Russia, Albania and Hong Kong.

 

Businesses across the country will soon utilize new Voice over IP software from Portsmouth-based Unified Office, a provider of cloud-managed communications and virtual office services.

The firm recently announced a partnership with TeamLogic IT franchisees in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, San Ramon, Calif., and Morristown, N.J., which will offer the software to their clients.

TeamLogic IT is a national provider of advanced IT management services with thousands of small and medium-sized business customers across North America.

Total Connect Now, Unified Office’s VoIP managed communications service integrates service-level monitoring and business analytics tools as well as other features to help businesses manage their operations. It also offers a visual performance suite that provides a real-time view of changes in operational performance levels and offers actionable intelligence for managers and owners, enabling them to determine real-time business performance and take immediate action.

 

Pneuron Corp. has announced a $5 million Series B-1 funding round, led by Safeguard Scientifics and joined by Osage Partners and Scott Group.

With the additional investment, Pneuron, which is based in Woburn, Mass., but has a facility in Nashua, NH, has raised $13.25 million in funding.

“This new financing round will allow us to focus on hiring key scale-up resources in sales, sales engineering, and implementation to deliver on the significant growth over the last two years across the distributed analytics space and the new category of analytics on the edge,” said Simon Moss, CEO of Pneuron.

He said Pneuron’s strategy is to step investment, based on success and growth achievement, ensuring minimal dilution for staff, effective and measurable ROI for investors. 

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