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    Terrisa is a startup executive, founder, and board member for those navigating the scale up of high-risk high-return technologies into product-market fits. 

    As a seasoned executive Terrisa captures, incubates and accelerates emerging technologies through concept development, funding, and deployment. She does this for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and corporations who need to implement a problem solution that is immediate, impactful and sustainable. Her ability to be concurrently tactical, strategic, and visionary enables her to direct programs from any position or point of view in the organization that aligns to everyone's success. 

    She leverages her background as a Fortune 200 Division Chief Scientist and Startup Executive to guide innovation strategy. She was responsible for the merger of two technology production lines leading to increasing the P&L of the combined organization by $10mm. In her startup work she attracts non-dilutive investment, resources and assistance that launches teams from pre-revenue to accelerated growth. 

  • Michael McClune runs the SoCal based International Business Accelerator (IBA) which catapults startups and high-growth companies into global growth. The IBA prepares US companies for new market expansion by leveraging its proven curriculum, a peerless network of international business experts...

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    Michael McClune runs the SoCal based International Business Accelerator (IBA) which catapults startups and high-growth companies into global growth. The IBA prepares US companies for new market expansion by leveraging its proven curriculum, a peerless network of international business experts and access to traditional and non-traditional growth capital. The three tenets of the sector-agnostic accelerator are export readiness, product/service readiness and funding readiness. For the last few years physical cohorts were hosted and supported by USC Marshall School of Business.

    Concurrently, and an exciting aspect for co-chairing Global LAVA, is Michael heads the IBA’s soft-landing package for foreign companies to set up operations in, and seek venture capital from, the LA/SoCal ecosystem. As of early 2020 for both inbound and outbound portfolio companies, over 60% are women-owned and half are minority-owned businesses.

    For over two decades Michael has owned and managed multiple businesses in the US, Europe and LATAM ranging from a PR firm to dietary supplements. He has been to over 40 countries, backpacked from Chile to California and even married a foreigner…although he insists he fell in love long before he knew her country had the lowest tax rate in the EU.

  • Mr. Hager is the Managing Partner of The Neutrino Donut, a consultancy focused on the management and commercialization of science. As part of this consultancy, we has completed over 300 technology assessments and over 200 business...

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    Mr. Hager is the Managing Partner of The Neutrino Donut, a consultancy focused on the management and commercialization of science. As part of this consultancy, we has completed over 300 technology assessments and over 200 business development projects in innovative technologies over the last ten for domestic and international clients. Projects include grant reviews for DoE, DoD, NIH, NSF, and other agencies as well as US and foreign universities, marketing and business development for multiple universities, SBIR grant development, and running multiple startups. He is also a member of two grant review panels with NIH and DoD. His international experience includes projects in Hungary, India, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Chile, Ukraine, Russia, Qatar and other countries. One of his favorite projects was the development and execution of a global online conference on entrepreneurship with 55 virtual speakers in 24-hour period. Mr. Hager has a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in International Business from Baylor University. The Donut stands for the Direct Observation of the Neutrino Tau. 

  • I provide complimentary info, services and contacts re International development in France's Silicon Valley - Grenoble (Isere county, southeastern valley of...

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    I provide complimentary info, services and contacts re International development in France's Silicon Valley - Grenoble (Isere county, southeastern valley of the French Alps) and surrounding AuRA region.

    I also assist local and incoming French companies and labs with their networks in the US and Canada.

    I am a team member of French Cluster (Los Angeles), partner of Business France in the US, member of French Founders.
    Specialties: Micro- and Nanotechnology, EDA, software, AI,  new materials, new technologies for energy/renewable energies/cleantech/, smart cities, ICT, Software, nanomedicine, medical devices, Bio- IT, etc. International Trade and development.

  • Over 35 years of hands on experience in the financial and business management of entrepreneurial companies.

    As founder and CEO of Straight Line Management™ I specialize in providing financial expertise and mentoring to high-potential...

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    Over 35 years of hands on experience in the financial and business management of entrepreneurial companies.

    As founder and CEO of Straight Line Management™ I specialize in providing financial expertise and mentoring to high-potential early stage companies. I help them to increase profitability, secure funding, evaluate and capitalize on opportunities, streamline financial operations, and get the financial side of the business under control.

  • Innovative problem solver who values simplicity, efficiency, and collaboration between people and organizations, with strong experience in financial...

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    Innovative problem solver who values simplicity, efficiency, and collaboration between people and organizations, with strong experience in financial modeling and data analytics to inform and support quick decisions on complex issues. Specific experience developing, deploying, and supporting new technologies to thousands of retail locations using 3rd party logistics and service providers.

    Specialties: Finding opportunities, conserving resources, enabling people, satisfying customers, analyzing data