Entrepreneur Presentation 1:
Stephen So, PhD, Co-founder and President
Sentinel Photonics provides a new class of sensor technology for environmental and industrial gas sensing applications via laser spectroscopy. We develop compact, low- maintenance, high-precision chemical sensors optimized for use in wireless sensor networks. In addition we develop and sell proprietary sensor components including ultra-compact gas cells and laser control circuit boards. Our patent pending technology directly addresses the technology gaps that have made portable chemical sensing difficult and cost prohibitive. Furthermore, our platform technology is easily adaptable to a variety of chemicals and industries. Key applications for wide-area chemical sensing include air pollution and industrial monitoring.
Founded in 2010
$730,000 SBIR (NSF Phase I, EPA Phase I, NSF Phase II)
$300,000 EPA Phase II Pending
2012 sales revenue: $180,000
PCT patent application pending
Entrepreneur Presentation 2:
Rick Weiss, Founder and President
Viocare, a privately-held company dedicated to improving health and wellness, is a premiere supplier of software systems that support and empower lifestyle and behavior change based on scientifically validated recommendations for improved nutrition. Viocare’s Research & Development has been funded primarily from over $10 M in NIH grants (including SBIR grants).
The company’s foundation product, VioScreen, a web-based self-administered diet questionnaire that uses complex branching technology and 1,200 food portion images, is used by patients to generate a detailed analysis of their diet in about 30 minutes. VioScreen, used over 20,000 times, enables healthcare providers versatility and speed in dietary counseling not previously available.
Viocare’s vision is to bring to market a family of state-of-the-art web-based and mobile tools which measure, recommend, monitor, and educate regarding lifestyle change across many dimensions, such as nutrition and physical activity. These tools will improve health and wellness through a patient-centered medical neighborhood (PCMN) approach that coordinates care among multiple community organizations, healthcare providers, retailers, and employers working together towards common health and wellness goals.
Li Creative Technologies
Peter Li, PhD, Founder and President
LcT is an established leader in audio and speech technology with over a dozen patents filed. Leveraging its success as a defense contractor for the past 10 years, LcT is now launching and licensing its patented Smart Microphone products and technology to the commercial marketplace. Smart microphones are microphones that listen; they have multiple transducers (“ears”) and a digital signal processor (“brain”). The result: they reduce background noise, enhance the speaker’s voice, improve accuracy of automatic speech recognition (ASR) software, and enable 3D sound recording. Targeted markets include: video conference system manufacturers and integrators, voice control solutions (automotive, smart TV, home appliances, toys), voice communications in noisy environments, and a new 3D sound recording market.
Our president has over 20 years industry experience including working at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ and successfully growing LcT. The team has managed over 39 government R&D contracts and the productization of innovative hardware and software solutions for military and commercial markets.
Allied Innovative Systems www.allisystems.com
Bright Cloud International Corp www.brightcloudint.com
Feather Sensors www.feathersensors.com
Healthy Functions www.healthyfunctions.com
Registration: $25 in advance, $35 after 12:00 p.m. 6/4
RBS Student registration: $12 in advance, $25 after 6/4
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Non-student attendees will receive an IDT parking coupon.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno with State Legislators and NJSBDC Network Executives
Assemblymen Troy Singleton, Declan O’Scanlon, Jr., NJSBDC Chief Operating Officer Deborah Smarth, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, NJSBDC Chief Executive Officer Brenda Hopper, Assemblyman Gary Chiusano & Senator Stephen Oroho (Left to Right)
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno displays map of New Jersey indicating scope of Hurricane & storm damage
Elizabeth MacKay, Esq. of Lt. Governor Guadagno’s office (at dais) speaks with NJSBDC staff
Lt. Governor Guadagno addresses NJSBDC Luncheon ______________________________________________________
PNC Sponsors with State Legislators
Senator Oroho, Asm Chiusano, O’Scanlon, Jordan Peterson, John Zarrillo and Robert Young of PNC Bank (Left to right)
Deborah Smarth makes acknowledgements
PNC Bank Senior VPs and NJSBDC COO-Associate State Director
Jordan Peterson, John Zarrillo, Deborah Smarth & Robert Young (Left to Right)
SBIR/STTR PHASE I Proposal Development, Wednesday, November 28
Hosted by: NJIT Enterprise Development Center, Newark
This full-day program will address the basics of the SBIR and STTR programs, cover the changes in each program resulting from the
SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011, and go through a simple four step process for writing a competitive Phase I proposal.
SBIR Cost Proposal Preparation, Thursday, November 29
Hosted by: NJIT Enterprise Development Center, Newark
This program will focus on the important topic of cost proposals and government accounting requirements for SBIR, STTR and similar projects. Applicants who are not well versed in these areas risk losing money on their SBIR grant or contract, being penalized for charging the government too much, or being unable to justify certain expenses. Attendees will learn about indirect costs, audits and recordkeeping requirements. They will also see how to prepare a simple but defensible indirect cost rate.
SBIR/STTR Phase II Proposal Preparation, Friday, November 30
Hosted by: NJEDA Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies, North Brunswick
This program is designed primarily for Phase I winners and applicants who want to learn more about the second phase of the SBIR/STTR programs. Participants will learn how Phase II differs from Phase I, how the Phase II programs vary tremendously among the agencies, and how to prepare the Phase II proposal.
These three seminars will be delivered by the Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. Gail and Jim Greenwood have been active in SBIR since the program’s inception making firms aware of SBIR and its opportunities and teaching them how to write competitive technical and cost proposals. They have critiqued hundreds of SBIR and STTR proposals for firms throughout the United States. Phase I and Phase II program attendees will be eligible to receive a complimentary proposal critique by the Greenwoods within one year of the program.
In addition, Phase I and Phase II seminar attendees who are NJ residents will be eligible to receive 15 hours of proposal preparation assistance at no cost from NJSBDC, subject to availability of funds. Phase II attendees will also be eligible to receive up to 15 hours of assistance in preparing the required Phase II commercialization plan, also subject to funding.
Advance Registration: 1-day $85 (November 28), 2-days (November 28 and November 29) $145, 3-days (November 28, November 29 and November 30) $185
The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers network offers this specialized training and counseling as a result of financial support from the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration through appropriations made by the US Congress to further promote job creation and retention
No-charge Sustainability Program
Green-A Basic Business $trategy Primer
Join us for an interactive discussion on sustainability and your business.
Date: November 28, 2012
Place: Rutgers Business School, 1 Washington Park, Room 358, Newark, NJ 07102
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Charge: “NO FEE”
This session will help you to:
– Gauge your interest/motivation to participate in a series of “greening your business” workshops
– Understand the overall issues your business faces and determine how “greening your business” could be most beneficial to you, and your customers
– Identify the optimal approach and resource package that would enable you to achieve a competitive advantage/differentiation through sustainability
• Presenter: Gary Minkoff, MBA. President-Above & Beyond Marketing, Part-time Faculty-Rutgers Business School, Executive Director-NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
Gary Minkoff, MBA in entrepreneurship—research focus “Sustainability and Small Business”
President and Founder-Above & Beyond Marketing
Gary Minkoff is a management consultant with a focus on sales/marketing strategy, technology, communications, education and training. His experience also includes projects involving marketing/customer engagement for green energy programs.
He is a part-time faculty member at Rutgers Business School –where he teaches courses in both entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility/sustainability. He is also the Executive Director – New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS). Gary has also spent the past 10 years as a local government official, where he achieved substantial operational success and financial returns stewarding a variety of sustainability initiatives, policies and practices.
Thus, he empathizes with, and possesses a deep understanding of the various resource and time constraints, regulatory environment, challenges opportunities, and solutions available to small businesses to achieve success in greening a business.
2011 ANNUAL SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH SUCCESS AWARDS LUNCHEON-
NEW JERSEY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS
Friday, December 2, 2011
WHERE: The Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township, NJ
TIME: 11:30 am – 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: PNC Bank, Verizon, NJ Shares, PSE&G
Join business owners from diverse sectors of the economy and leaders in higher education & government in recognizing successful business clients from around the State.
Their inspiring stories bring us together to celebrate business development and growth.
Guest Speaker to be announced; Stay posted at .www.njsbdc.com
Tickets regularly $75, (Registration by September 30 = $65)
CLICK HERE or CALL 973 353-1927
NJSBDC… Where Businesses Go to GROW!