NanoBio Designs and the ExpresSeed Platform: Contracted administrative leader launching an ag-focused genetic detection company that uses nanotechnology vs. conventional PCR detection systems. Coordinate financial modeling, developing its professional advising team, and leading target market research efforts. The team has received initial seed capital funding and state financial incentives.
DNP123 Co.: Advisor to a research and prototype development startup commercializing patented nanotechnologies. Assist in drafting SBIR applications and developing R&D alliances with regional Fortune 500 companies.
Visium BioOils: Business planning for a startup bio-oil refiner converting animal waste into asphalt oil. Developing value propositions and cost/benefit analysis to prepare for venture capital and validation of its patented processes.
Clear Carbon: Provided business development management services for a provider of lower-cost, biomass-sourced, charcoal and activated carbon. Coordinated a successful economic development funding application, led business planning efforts, and manged a pilot testing program. See website for details.
The Emerge Foundation w/Carver Connections and seed capital: Provide administrative leadership for a 501(c)3 Private Operating Foundation to provide college-focused seed-level capital, advise ventures, form alliances between other regions and the venture capital community, and attract investors.
Maple Tree Marketplace: Guiding the launch of a student-led marketing agency that administers on-campus video boards, a streaming video service, and an e-commerce site. Key partners include Simpson College, video production freelancers, and graphic design professionals.
LaunchPad65: Co-facilitating the launch of a South-Central Iowa community-based technology association to serve as a gateway to the Des Moines metro technology ecosystem. Core activities include hosting startup networking events, Gravitate co-working hours, and supporting area Hyperstream programs.
Community Broadband Action Network: Co-developing a public/private broadband industry partnership to serve as a professional development network, how-to knowledge base, joint operations, and financing resource for community-focused broadband initiatives.
Broadband Development Partners: Co-developing a broadband industry operating and financing partnership to improve FTTx and fixed wireless access in rural communities.