Tech entrepreneur Andrea Kokolis named UNH’s Entrepreneur of the Year
She’s played a role in 15 deals, including Newforma and Granite Systems
Andrea Kokolis, who has spent her career in the technology sector helping start-up and early-stage companies – including Newforma, Granite Systems, NuMega Technologies and Powersoft – has been named the University of New Hampshire’s Paul J. Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year.
Kokolis, who lives in Shelburne, Vt., is a 1973 graduate of UNH and earned and MBA there in 1977. She has been involved in 15 mergers, acquisitions and IPOs, putting programs in place to support these successful exits.
She is currently consulting with several startups where she is focused on developing investment opportunities and mentoring several entrepreneurs.
Most recently, Kokolis was a key management team member in the companies that achieved successful exits, including Newforma, Granite Systems, NuMega Technologies and Powersoft. She currently teaches at UNH’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics’ MBA program and at the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont. She serves as an advisor to the student-run Rines Angel Fund at UNH and is a long-time judge in the Holloway Prize Competition.