Startup Challenge winner had support
Andrew Richards, founder of Techlok, was named the 2013 winner of the MYPN NH Startup Challenge on Wednesday before a small crowd at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on the St. Anselm College campus. Now the developer of a mobile security platform designed to prevent the theft and loss of smartphones and laptops and protect their data has about $20,000 in cash and $35,000 worth of services in his arsenal.
"It's actually really nice because my parents have been unbelievably supportive," the Manchester Central High graduate said. "I don't have to buy groceries. I can come home exhausted, knowing that there is food in the house, and I don't have to do a lot of work. Some days are tough, and you have your parents to cheer you back up."
"We're obviously extraordinarily proud of him," Bruce Richards said. "The 90- to 100-hour work weeks he has put in have paid off. ... He's worked very hard to get to this point."