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2017 Conference Presentations

2017 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference Pitches and Presentations -  shared with permission

Honoring Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Industry Partners

  • Eric Dobson, CEO, Angel Capital Group
  • J. Kevin Berner, Venture Partner, JumpStart, Inc.
  • Dave Mayewski, East Region Industry Sales Manager, Rockwell Automation

Pitch Session 1*

  • Mosaic Power  - Laurie Vaudreuil, CEO – Frederick, MD
  • BuildSimHub – Weili Xu, Co-Founder and CPO – Wexford, PA
  • Optimized Magnetic Cores – Paul Ohodnicki, NETL Project Lead – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Neroval, LLC– Thomas Nelson, President – Chagrin Falls, OH
  • ScanPass - Athena – Dan Nawrocki, VP and CTO – Fairmont, WV

From World-Class Research to Real World Jobs - Commercializing
Technologies from Regional Universities

  • Grant Goodrich, Associate Director, CWRU Great Lakes Energy Institute
  • Jay Whitacre, Director, CMU Scott Center for Energy Innovation
  • Goetz Veser, Associate Director, Pitt Center for Energy
  • Brian Anderson, Director, WVU Energy Institute
  • Organized and Moderated by Dr. Thomas Esselman, Principal, Lucius Pitkin, Inc.
Pitch Session 2*

Building a Next-Generation Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Invent, Invest, Incorporate! - Slides

  • Catherine Mott, Founder and CEO, BlueTree Venture Fund
  • Steve Mercil, Founder and CEO, Rain Source Capital
  • Mike Green, Angel Investor, Mentor, and Founder of Multiple VC Funds
  • Moderated by Dr. Randy Gentry, Deputy Director, NETL


Opportunities for Innovations in Smart Advanced Manufacturing - Slides

  • Rob Ivester, Deputy Director, U.S. DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office
  • Kirk Rogers, Technology Leader, GE Center for Additive Technology Advancement
  • Dr. Thorsten Wuest, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, WVU


Pitch Session 3* – Moderated by Jeff Vandall, Sales Director, WV Development Office

Industry 4.0 – Digital Transformations: Opportunities and Case Studies, - Slides
Lance Fountaine, Principal Advisor, Business Transformation Services,
OSIsoft LLC

Pitch Session 4*