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Alan Creutz

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, Alan has mentored a diverse group of companies in areas including cleantech, IT, software, life sciences, education, and biotechnology. He is…

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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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Jim Wasson

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As a Principal Advisor at Larta Institute, Jim brings more than 37 years of experience in leading research, product development and technology commercialization in the electronics manufacturing industry, and has…

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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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Tim Raines

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Mr. Raines is an experienced commercialization executive with a primary focus on early stage technology marketing, sales, business development and SBIR/STTR grant development. Tim has worked in Technology Transfer with…

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William Dougan

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, William brings more than twenty years of experience in commercialization, venture design, venture finance, and management of technology and innovation. He…

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Sandor Schoichet

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As a Principal Advisor with the Larta Institute, Sandor brings over 20 years of hands-on experience with technology, product, and business development in life science and technology companies. For the…

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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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James Brown

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Jim is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He is also Principal at J. L. Brown & Co., a strategic advisory firm for deep technology ventures. He helps…

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Andrew Berkhausen

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Andrew Berkhausen’s career has involved initiating and managing business operations at all stages for startup companies: from proof-of-concept/validation, to fundraising, to market integration/launch, to scaling/growth, to operations improvement, to acquisitions/exits. …

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