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Laura Shenkar

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Laura Shenkar is a Larta Principal Advisor and will serve as a Workshop Facilitator (Introductory Workshop). She is the Founder and Principal at Artemis Water Strategy. She is one of…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jeff Carpenter

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Jeff is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He has over 30 years of experience in commercialization and marketization of innovations in a wide range of industry sectors,…

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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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