Robert Calcaterra

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As a Principal Advisor, Dr. Calcaterra provides strategic and business advice to recipients of federal grants from the NIH, USDA, NOAA and DOE. Additionally, he also serves as a subject…

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Steven Spalding

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Steven is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He brings over 30 years of business experience with deep expertise in strategic business planning, commercialization strategies, market strategy, incubators,…

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Xiao-Wei Zhu

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Xiao-Wei Zhu (“Wei”) is a Commercialization Advisor for SBIR grantee companies with phase I and phase II awards from NSF, NIST, NIH, and DOE, help awardees build business models with…

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Ben Margolis

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Ben Margolis is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He is an experienced renewable energy executive with over a decade of experience in both entrepreneurial ventures and large,…

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Robert Dullien

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Rob Dullien is Managing Partner at Dullien Associates, LLC, a management advisory firm headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Rob has enabled hundreds of companies to enter new areas with new technologies….

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Jeff Knopf

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Jeff is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. With over 38 years professional experience holding both technical and commercial positions including Sales, Strategic Account Management, Commercial Development, Strategic…

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BreAnn Brown

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, BreAnn brings more than 18 years of leadership and commercialization experience in start-ups and small business in the construction, hospitality and…

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Brent Giles

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Brent is a Principal Advisor at Larta Institute. He brings 15 years of experience helping develop technology and strategy for companies of all sizes. He has strong technical expertise in…

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Ron Kent

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Ron Kent is an Advanced Technology Development Manager in the Business Strategy and Development Group at the Southern California Gas Company. In this capacity, Ron helps to develop and commercialize…

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Joel Balbien, CFA, Ph.D.

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Joel is an accomplished & visionary consultant, and former venture capital partner and S&P 500 executive with a proven success in managing the commercialization of CleanTech, Semiconductor, and Life Sciences…

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