2016 Startup Challenge Winner

Congratulations to this year’s NH Startup Challenge Winner, ValChoice!

At the NH Startup Challenge Final Event on May 11, we announced the winner of the NH Startup Challenge, ValChoice!  Valchoice will receive a prize package of cash and in-kind services from Manchester-area businesses valued at over $60,000.

Bedford, NH 03110

ValChoice is the first company to help consumers find insurance that is fairly priced and provides the protection and service promised. With ValChoice’s easy-to-use online service, consumers will know which insurance companies are good and offer the best value, and which companies will likely not protect them when they most need protection. Knowing this information before a claim is filed could save consumers their house, retirement fund, college savings for the children, and more.

We provide this information by analyzing financial and complaint data on insurance companies using our proprietary analytics software engine. We deliver on our mission by providing every consumer in America a free report showing how good their auto and home insurance providers are compared to other insurance companies. This enables them to know if they should switch to another company that offers a better price or that will provide them better protection should they ever need it.

Second Place and Peoples’ Choice Award Winner

In addition to announcing the NH Startup Challenge winner, The Peoples’ Choice Award and recipient of second place in our competition, sponsored by Peoples’ United Bank.  Attendees of the NH Startup Challenge Final voted on their favorite Finalist and selected Hidden Collective. Congratulations Hidden Collective!

Hidden Collective
Franklin, NH

At Hidden Collective, we are changing the way outdoor goods are discovered and sold by providing platform where outdoor enthusiasts can discover talented makers not found in traditional retail stores, learn their stories, and purchase their unique small-batch products directly.