Manchester STEAM Events: Oct. 14-20

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7th Annual Flatley Challenge

Flatley Seeking Tech Startups & Emerging Businesses for the 7th Annual Flatley Challenge Startup Competition – DEADLINE October 31st

Do you own a new or growing tech company in New Hampshire?

How would you like the chance to win $10,000 and 1 year of free office or lab space?

Started in 2011, the Flatley Challenge was created “to assist startups and emerging businesses in the fields of IT, communications, data storage, connectivity, robotics, clean tech, medical devices, digital health, mobile app design, life sciences, and other leading-edge technologies.”

Now in the seventh year, the Flatley Challenge has already awarded $120,000 to New Hampshire and Massachusetts startups and is currently accepting applications for this year’s competitors.

Recent winners include familiar names such as Vybe Software, who also won this year’s Alpha Loft Startup Shindig, D&P Bioinnovations, and EDACS.

And if you’re wondering how some of the earliest Flatley winners have fared, Laurie Riedel, vice president of 2011 winner Plexxi says “Since winning the inaugural Flatley Challenge in 2011, Plexxi has experienced immense growth and success. We started out with 10 employees and today we have more than 90.”

Remember, business competitions aren’t just about winning a prize. They’re an opportunity to hone your message and get your business in front of potential customers, partners, and investors.

The deadline for this year’s Flatley Challenge is Wednesday, October 31st.

For more information about this year’s challenge, including application link and instructions, visit

Does your creative, science or tech group have an event you’d like included in the Manchester STEAM calendar? Drop me a line.  I can be reached at

This Week’s Creative, Science & Tech Events in Manchester, NH

Sunday, October 14, 2018

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM    Manchester Makerspace TIG Welding Intro, Manchester Makerspace, 36 Old Granite Street, Manchester, NH

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM    Workshop: Kickstarter for Your Small Projects, Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM      Manchester Amateur Writers Group, Bookery Manchester 844 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

Monday, October 15, 2018

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM      Improv 101: Improv Fundamentals (Manchester), Jupiter Hall – 89 Hanover Street – Manchester, NH

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM     Alpha Loft Lunch & Learn: Understanding the 5 C’s of Credit (how banks gauge the creditworthiness of potential borrowers) – Manchester, Alpha Loft 1087 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM       BLS Provider CPR/AED (Manchester), Manchester Community College – 1066 Front St. – Manchester, NH

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM       Governor’s Arts Party: Republican Candidate Sununu, 9 Dublin Ct – 9 Dublin Court – Bedford, NH

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM       Bookery: Poetry Workshop, Bookery Manchester 844 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

Thursday, October 18, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM      Hammering Your Letters Home Workshop, Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH

Friday, October 19, 2018

No Events — Anyone else having a hard time believing that?

Saturday, October 20, 2018

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM    Beginning Photography with Ron Ranere, Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH

1:00 PM – 4:15 PM       NHIA Graduate Programs Visit Day, New Hampshire Institute of Art – 148 Concord Street – Manchester, NH 

Misc. Webinars – Note: These are not local businesses, but they are relevant to NH small business 

October 16   6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Granite State College: Online Info Session: Health Care Master’s Degrees

The STEAM Roundup is a listing of creative & tech groups, upcoming workshops, and tech networking events in Manchester, Bedford, Hooksett, and Goffstown, New Hampshire. It includes creative and tech-focused groups, industry events, as well as free and paid talks and workshops on creative and tech topics.

For more information about upcoming creative and tech events please visit the Queen City Buzz NH STEAM Calendar

If you would like your event included in the calendar, please send an email to — subject line “Tech Events”


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