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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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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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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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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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Earle Hager

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• Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Program. • Thought leader with understanding of commercialization process in the evaluation of technologies. • Completed over 300 technology assessments and over 300…

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Rick Ryba

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As a Principal Advisor at Larta Institute, Rick offers over 20 years of finance, strategy, and business development expertise developed in a variety of advisory, consulting, and management roles. Rick…

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David Whelan

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David J. Whelan is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. A long-time strategy consultant, advisor, and interim operational executive, Dave has devoted his career to building businesses and…

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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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Spencer Hamilton

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Spencer Hamilton is a Principal Advisor for the Larta Institute. His expertise includes valuation, business strategy, market research and new product development. He has advised on or invested in technologies…

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