UNH to honor eCoast Angels founder

George McQuilken, one of the five founders of the eCoast Angels Network, has been chosen to receive the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics 2007 Entrepreneurial Venture Creation “Person of the Year” award.

The Entrepreneurial Venture Creation award is given to a New Hampshire resident with a demonstrated commitment to the state’s business community, an appreciation for UNH and its resources, and a track record of creating entrepreneurial value by starting companies, supporting and promoting new ventures and mentoring individuals engaged in business start-ups. McQuilken is president of Single Token Security Corp., director of IAM Technologies, director of SourceIQ, former chairman of Groove Mobile, and former chairman of Parcxmart Technologies, all eCoast Angels funded companies.

As an angel, Portsmouth resident McQuilken invests both independently and through partnerships in several major funds, focusing primarily on seed-stage investments in the Internet, telecommunications, broadband cable, and software industries. He specializes in technology transfer: Groove Mobile was the first UNH spin-off company and IAM Technology was a Brown University spin-off company.

McQuilken will receive his award Wednesday as part of the Whittemore School’s Holloway Business Plan Competition.

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