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Abdullah Ahmed

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Mr. Abdullah Y Ahmed is the principal of Occidental Analytical Group (OAG) a consulting engineering firm. The firm’s primary focus is in the evaluation, demonstration, and incorporation of energy efficiency…

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John Tao

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John is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He is an innovation expert with over 40 years of experience in leading and growing large organizations. John has strong…

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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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Tania Fernandez

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Program and the National Science Foundation Program, Dr. Fernandez brings to Larta deep domain expertise in the biotech and healthcare industry both…

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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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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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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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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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James Budzynski

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Dr. Jim Budzynski is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. Jim brings over 30 years of direct agrifood and related markets experience, primarily in the areas of structuring…

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Mark Klopp

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Mark is a Principal Advisor for Larta Institute. He has years of experience in financial issues & business modeling, IP & market strategy, and strategic business planning. Mark has mentored…

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