These individuals are all people whom I know, respect, and trust, and have worked with in the past. They all maintain independent businesses and will expect that you would enter into an agreement for services with them if work will be done for you. There's never a charge for an intital conversation, however, so please don't hesitate to call them.
TECHNOLOGY TRANSITIONING COACH
Struggling with securing that elusive Phase III project? Transitioning technology to end use in the DOD and other Government Agencies is the specialization of Linda Whittington of Whittington Solutions. Linda applies her 20+ years of Navy SBIR program management experience to helping you position your technology and make the contacts with government program offices and prime contractors necessary to get Phase III funding.
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING COACH
Government accounting issues? Peter Witts, CPA, is a friendly former DCAA Auditor who specializes in small business and SBIR issues. Find links to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other important compliance related sites.
COMMERCIALIZATION PROCESS COACH
Do you need a roadmap for your technology commercialization? Earle Hager, founder of Panidea, will apply their innovative "global technology commercialization" process to provide a definition of your product in terms of the marketplace, evaluate the market for entry and growth, review possible patent issues, identify key market players, and assess the technology with regard to evaluation/certification groups, potential customers, and potential competitors. The result -- you'll have a roadmap for successful commercialization, complete with timeframes and challenges.
GRANT WRITING COACHES
Teresa Davidson, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, has served as an SBIR/STTR grant reviewer for NIH, and offers grant preparation and technical writing expertise for medical, scientific and engineering applications.
Vivian Lauderdale, MS, MBA, with Medical Regulatory Affairs Certification and her technical team specialize in biotech grants, business plans, "feasibility" study designs (key to winning Phase I) and regulatory management (key to Phase II & Commercialization).
INDUSTRIAL SECURITY COACH
Do you have industrial security issues or a need to establish and/or maintain credentials for protection of classified information? Diane Gallatin of Integrated Security Solutions (TX DPS License #62954) can serve as your part-time Facility Security Officer, provide pre- or post-inspection assistance, develop System Security Plans, and provide security training. Diane has earned professional certifications from both the NCMS and ASIS, the nation’s two most respected security organizations. This is one area for which you must get guidance to do right.
Need help with a licensing plan? Henry Fradkin, the former director of the Technology Commercialization Office of Ford Motor Company, is available to provide guidance in both the strategy and tactics of extracting value from your intellectual property and technology, and will assist in putting together a licensing deal.
CONTRACT LAW COACHES
Those contract conditions have you sweating? Dick Lieberman and Garry Grossman, attorneys at MSHPC in Washington DC, will apply their many years of experience in government contracting issues, including the special conditions relating to SBIRs. Call them for legal advice on interpretation of clauses, potential disagreements, claims, etc.