High Tech Council books panelists announced for May 20 NH High Tech Council Entrepreneur Forum

MANCHESTER – New Hampshire High Tech Council announces the roster of business professionals who will advise Entrepreneur Forum presenters Gemr and Adored at the Council’s signature event at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at FIRST Headquarters, 200 Bedford St. in Manchester.

The panel advising Gemr, an online community for collectors, includes: Margaret Donnelly, the cofounder and chief marketing officer at Align Revenue of Nashua; Gerard Murphy, mobile group product manager at TripAdvisor of Newton Upper Falls, Mass.; and Robert Pitard, founder of SmokinStangs.com.

Advising Adored will be: Tom Boucher, owner and CEO of Great New Hampshire Restaurants of Bedford; Salina McIntire, owner of Channel Company in Portsmouth; and Laurence Stock, senior vice president of emerging technologies at Eastern Labs in Boston.

Gemr and Adored will each have 15 minutes to present their business plan and receive feedback from the panel of experts and the audience.

The panel acts as venture advisors for an evening and provides potential solutions to challenges faced by entrepreneurial companies based on their own professional experiences and expertise.

In addition to the presentations, the event includes a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and networking opportunities, as well as an opportunity to engage the evening’s presenters in question and answer sessions.

A second networking opportunity occurs between the two presentations, as well as a brief “sky dive” presentation by BevNow.

Entrepreneur Forums are held three times a year at FIRST headquarters. The cost for the event is $15 for Council members, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students. To register, visit nhhtc.org.