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Addapptation Wins 2017 MYPN Startup Challenge
Published Friday, May 5, 2017

From Left: Sean Foote, Startup Challenge committee member; Emily Bolton, Startup Challenge committee chair; Sumner Vanderhoof, founder of Addapptation; Jason Gagnon, Startup Challenge committee member; and Phil Shaw, Startup Challenge committee member. Photo: MYPN

Addapptation in Newfields won the Manchester Young Professional Network's 2017 Startup Challenge and received $55,000 in cash and in-kind services.

Sumner Vanderhoof, founder of Addapptation, says, "We at Addapptation are thrilled to have been a part of this year’s Startup Challenge. To us, the MYPN Challenge is much so more than funding; it is validation for our ideas and an opportunity to meet other individuals in New Hampshire that believe in this state as much as we do. Winning this year’s Challenge is the step we need to propel our business forward.”

“We want to offer Addapptation a big congratulations for being named the 2017 MYPN Startup Challenge Winner and we are excited to see what the future holds for them,” says Alex Horton, chair of the Manchester Young Professional Network’s board of directors. “The Startup Challenge is one of the most important programs MYPN offers each year because it reinforces the strong startup presence in the New Hampshire and helps budding businesses like Addapptation by providing resources to achieve their future goals."

“We also owe a huge thank you to our sponsors and to our business partners whose donations are critical to making the MYPN Startup Challenge a success. In the 10 years since this business plan competition began, it has grown immensely and has become a fixture in New Hampshire’s startup community,” says Emily Bolton, chair of MYPN's Startup Challenge Committee. “We are also extremely fortunate that our partners recognize the importance of young, engaged entrepreneurs in the business community, and we thank them for their ongoing support."

2017 Finalists:

Addapptation (Newfields)

Addapptation empowers organizations to build focused, agile Micro Apps that can be integrated with any cloud technology. By using Addapptation to simplify their complex systems and processes, our customers get immediate value at a fraction of the cost of supporting legacy systems. Finish projects faster, engage with customers quicker, and grow your business with Addappptation.

Boxscore (Manchester)

Boxscore is a total sport platform providing a better way to manage, share and interact with sport teams from youth and amateur all the way to the pros. We offer team management solutions which include payments, communication, rosters, schedules, game results, photos and more. Our platform is a mobile and web based application which connects sports organizations and teams with athletes, coaches, parents and fans, all in one place. Profiles and feeds are at the core of Boxscore, allowing all users the ability to customize and showcase their sport experience in real time. Boxscore, your teams, your seasons, your sports.

Pulse (Hanover)

Based out of Hanover, Pulse is a community-based survey platform that is re-envisioning the way organizations collect public opinion. Beginning with universities, like Dartmouth College, our platform has achieved an average response rate that is 6X that of competing survey software. We achieve our high levels of engagement by incentivizing students with our interactive results and built-in reward system. In the coming months, we plan to respond to our multiple requests from high schools and universities to pilot Pulse, including Proctor Academy here in NH and Harvard.

Viewjoin (Londonderry)

ViewJoin is a cloud-based platform that empowers individuals and businesses to easily create professional live video. With ViewJoin’s intuitive drag-and-drop studio, users can produce compelling live video without expensive software, excessive time and technical knowledge.

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