National SBIR/STTR Conference

Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center at Washington, DC, National Harbor

May 15-17, 2017 | Washington, DC

Co-Located with

National Innovation Summit and Showcase
TechConnet World Innovation

SBIR/STTR Speakers:

Becky Aistrup

Becky Aistrup

Managing Partner
BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

Tony Beck

Tony Beck

Program Director, Center for Research Capacity
NIH

Emma Bigelow

Emma Bigelow

Co-Founder
Diagnostic Biochips

Eric Blatt

Eric Blatt

Attorney
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

Lenore Blum

Lenore Blum

Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Lee Ann Boyer

Lee Ann Boyer

Program Manager
Navy SBIR/STTR

Christie Canaria

Christie Canaria

Program Manager, SBIR/STTR
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Alf Carroll

Alf Carroll

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)

Joe Cassady

Joe Cassady

Executive Director for Space, Washington Operations
Aerojet Rocketdyne

Etosha Cave

Etosha Cave

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer
Opus 12

Sage Chandler

Sage Chandler

Vice President, International Trade
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Swati Chaturvedi

Swati Chaturvedi

CEO and Co-Founder
Propel(x)

Mary Clague

Mary Clague

SBIR Program Manager
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Charles Cleland

Charles Cleland

National Program Leader, SBIR
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Douglas Deason

Douglas Deason

Director, Advanced Research
Missile Defense Agency

Scott Dockum

Scott Dockum

Program Coordinator, SBIR
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty

Director of Inventor Education, Outreach, and Recognition Office of Innovation Development
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Mark Florh

Mark Florh

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program Manager
DTRA

Bobby Franklin

Bobby Franklin

President & CEO
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

Ray Friesenhahn

Ray Friesenhahn

SBIR and Technology Transition Manager
TechLink

Vince Garcia

Vince Garcia

Program Manager
NOAA, Department of Commerce (DoC)

Jere Glover

Jere Glover

Attorney
Seidman & Associates, P.C.

Jim Greenwood

Jim Greenwood

Founder
Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.

Sean David Griffiths

Sean David Griffiths

Program Manager SBIR
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jennifer Gustetic

Jennifer Gustetic

Program Executive, SBIR/STTR
NASA

Anne Healy

Anne Healy

Lead, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)
U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Development Lab

Sally Hu

Sally Hu

CAPT U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)
Defense Health Agency (DHA), SBIR/STTR

Ed Jameson

Ed Jameson

CPA, Managing Partner
Jameson & Company LLC

Tina Kaarsberg

Tina Kaarsberg

Manager of Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR)
DOE¹s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim

Managing Partner
Kim & Baum, LLP

John Kim

John Kim

SBIR/STTR Program Manager and NIH Extramural Data Sharing Policy Officer
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Sherry Kobus

Sherry Kobus

Small Business Program Manager
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

Alberto Lacaze

Alberto Lacaze

President and co-founder
Robotic Research

Dusty Lang

Dusty Lang

Program Manager, SBIR/STTR
DHS

Julie Lenzer

Julie Lenzer

Associate Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development
UM Ventures

Albine Martin

Albine Martin

Executive in Residence
Johns Hopkins University and BioHealth Innovation

Michael McComas

Michael McComas

Proposal Manager
BAE Systems

Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon

Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration

Richard McNamara

Richard McNamara

NAVSEA SBIR/STTR Transition Coordinator
NAVSEA PEO Submarine

Rachel Melnick

Rachel Melnick

National Program Leader for Agroclimatology
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Ed Metz

Ed Metz

Program Manager SBIR
U.S. Department of Education

David Metzger

David Metzger

Partner (Ret)
Arnold & Porter LLP

Daniel Milstead

Daniel Milstead

Chief, Indirect Cost Branch B, Division of Financial Advisory Services
NIH

Esther Morales

Esther Morales

Executive Director
National Women’s Business Council

John Christopher “Chris” Moran

John Christopher “Chris” Moran

Vice President, Corporate Development Executive Director and General Manager
Lockheed Martin Ventures

Ahmed Mousa

Ahmed Mousa

Vice President Licensing, IP & Legal Affairs
Pieris Pharmaceuticals

Jane Muir

Jane Muir

Director Innovation Hub
University of Florida

Tony Mulligan

Tony Mulligan

Founder and CEO
Hydronalix, Inc

Chris O'Gwin

Chris O'Gwin

Manager, SBIR/STTR Outreach and Assistance
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR

Manny Oliver

Manny Oliver

Director, SBIR/STTR Program Office
U.S. Department of Energy

Craig Owens

Craig Owens

Program Manger, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program
Lockheed Martin

Erick Page-Littleford

Erick Page-Littleford

Project Director SBIR Road Tour and SBA PMO Support Services
Dawnbreaker

Hemai Parthasarathy

Hemai Parthasarathy

Scientific Director
Breakout Labs

Ryszard (Rich) Pisarski

Ryszard (Rich) Pisarski

SBIR/STTR Technology Infusion Lead
NASA

Larry Pollack

Larry Pollack

Joint Science & Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Matthew Portnoy

Matthew Portnoy

NIH SBIR/STTR Program Manager
National Institutes of Health

John Pucci

John Pucci

SBIR Manager
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ellen Purdy

Ellen Purdy

Director, Emerging Capabilities & Prototyping Initiatives & Analysis
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering)

Ali Qureshi

Ali Qureshi

Managing Director
Surdak & Company

April Richards

April Richards

Program Manager, SBIR
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Michelle Schimpp

Michelle Schimpp

Deputy Associate Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration

David Shahady

David Shahady

Managing Director
U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR

Joseph Shepard

Joseph Shepard

Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation
SBA

Jennifer Shieh

Jennifer Shieh

Chief Scientist and Senior Technology Policy Advisor
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation

Rick Shindell

Rick Shindell

President
Zyn Systems

Sujai Shivakumar

Sujai Shivakumar

Senior Program Officer
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Brittany Sickler

Brittany Sickler

Outreach and Partnership Strategist
U.S. Small Business Administration

David Sikora

David Sikora

Acting DoD SBIR/STTR Program Administrator
Department of Defense

Jesus Soriano

Jesus Soriano

SBIR/STTR Director for Biomedical and Smart Health Technologies
NSF

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Manager of Strategic Initiatives
SBA

Jim Sweeney

Jim Sweeney

Program Manager
U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR

Carole Teolis

Carole Teolis

CTO, Chairman
TRX Systems

Janeen Uzzell

Janeen Uzzell

Global Director of Operations
GE Global Research (GEGR) External Affairs and Technology Programs (EATP)

Corinne Vinopol

Corinne Vinopol

President and CEO
Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc. (IDRT)

Robert Vinson

Robert Vinson

Program Manager, SBIR
National Institutes of Health

Hruta Virkar

Hruta Virkar

Director, Division of Financial Advisory Services
NIH

Marilyn Waite

Marilyn Waite

Energy Practice Lead
Village Capital

Thomas Wavering

Thomas Wavering

Executive Director
OU Innovation Hub

Phil Weilerstein

Phil Weilerstein

Chief Executive
VentureWell

Merideth West

Merideth West

Deputy Staff Director, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
U.S. Congress

John Williams

John Williams

Director of Innovation & Technology
SBA, Office of Investment & Innovation

Melissa Wong

Melissa Wong

Program Manager
SBIR

Keith Woodman

Keith Woodman

SBIR lead for NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations and its Space Technology Mission Directorates
NASA


SBIR Sponsor & Host:

TechConnect