SoClean CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year 

  • The New Hampshire Tech Alliance named Bob Wilkins, CEO of SoClean, its 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year. Courtesy photo

Published: 12/18/2020 11:51:45 AM
Modified: 12/18/2020 11:51:32 AM

For over 30 years, Bob Wilkins has consistently created opportunity by developing ideas, launching and growing companies and being a market leader. As a result of this lifelong work, the New Hampshire Tech Alliance named Wilkins its 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year at a virtual event on Dec. 4.

Entrepreneur of the Year is a signature event of the Tech Alliance and has been recognizing individuals who make invaluable contributions to New Hampshire’s technology and business community since 1988.

Wilkins is currently CEO of SoClean, Inc., the smart health technology company that offers a comprehensive line of innovative health and wellness products. The company, headquartered in Peterborough, was recently named a “best company to work for” and the third fastest growing company in New Hampshire by Business NH Magazine. In November, it was ranked as the 134th fastest growing company on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 North America list.

“It is such a great honor to be recognized amongst this prestigious group of entrepreneurs who have contributed so significantly to New Hampshire’s economy, generously given back to their communities and, in many cases, have had a worldwide impact through their innovations,” Wilkins said.

A serial entrepreneur, Wilkins has founded nine companies.

“New Hampshire has a great entrepreneurial culture – I have seen it first hand over the past 25 years. We made a commitment to New Hampshire by relocating SoClean to Peterborough in an effort to support the local and statewide economy. It also allowed us to build an amazing and talented team, many of whom I’ve worked with in the past. This award really is a team effort and I want to thank them all for their tireless work in supporting SoClean as a smart health technology company,” Wilkins added.

In 2020 – and in response to the pandemic – the company significantly expanded its product line to include several new health and wellness products. The company, which was already known for being highly community oriented, also created “Masks for New Hampshire,” a private and philanthropic-sector initiative to supply at least 250,000 masks to NH healthcare facilities at a time when they were very hard to find. Through SoClean’s network and Wilkins’ personal contacts, more than $200,000 was raised to support this effort, including significant cash and in-kind donations from SoClean. This resulted in masks being distributed to over 200 healthcare providers.


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