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John Vassiliades

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As a registered practicing patent, technology, transactions, and corporate attorney, John has mentored nearly 300 companies with their IP strategies, negotiated and successfully closed several hundred domestic and international partnership…

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Gerard Frederickson

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Gerard is a Principal Advisor at Larta Institute. He offers more than 25 years of professional experience in technology innovation and commercialization. His technology experience includes clean technologies such as…

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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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Mark Juergensen

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, Mark has mentored over 90 companies in the fields of clean technology, energy, defense, and transportation. In doing so he brings…

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Diane Hickey

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Diane is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. She is a commercialization expert with over 20 years of experience translating technology into products and revenue. In addition to…

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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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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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Peter Hong

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, Peter brings over 30 years of experience in strategic business planning, startup operations, product development, market strategy, and IP strategy. He…

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David Andresen

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David is veteran in cleantech, early stage technologies, and cross-border transactions. He has negotiated and structured dozens of private equity financings, from both within the hedge fund buy-side as well…

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