Applicants sought for 7th Annual Flatley Challenge

Deadline for startup competition is Oct. 31

The John Flatley Company is hosting their 7th Annual Flatley Challenge, a tech startup competition that provides winners with a year of free rent for up to 5,000 square feet of office and/or lab space at the Nashua Technology Park and/or Nashua Office Park at Gateway Hills and up to $10,000 in fit-up, connectivity and related costs. 

The Flatley Challenge is designed to assist startups and emerging businesses in various high‐tech fields by the unique opportunity to interact with world class companies already residing at Gateway Hills such as Dell, SkillsoftAmphenol TCS, Benchmark Electronics, Arista Networks, Plexxi and Parallel Wireless.

Past winners include Vybe Software — a high-tech company whose iOS application, DevKit, enables K-12 students to create their own, fully functional mobile applications and games from an iPad or iPhone while learning code — and D&P Bioinnovations, a regenerative medicine company focused on repairing damaged organs with engineered biomaterials and stem cells. EDACS (Education Access and Support), a cloud-based application designed to help schools from kindergarten through college manage learning accommodations and increase retention for special education students, was the runner-up.

Interested candidates may apply online at Deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 31, 2017.

Applications should include the executive summary section of the existing business plan or a thorough description of the nature of the venture including, but not limited to the history of the business, its proposed or existing product line, the characteristics of the potential market, the general marketing plan and efforts to date, the organization of your business including your management team, existing and projected financial resources available to the business, the long term business goals and its job growth potential for the next three to five years.

A short list of the highest scoring applicants will be invited for a personal interview before our review panel in early December with the winning applicant(s) to be notified no later than December 31, 2018.

Any questions about the Flatley Challenge should be directed to Amanda Deiratani via email at

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