NEW EVENT! Ask the Tech Experts

Sept. 13, 2016
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Gain knowledge and guidance that fit your needs in critical areas of technology business development. At this new half-day event, you will have an opportunity to get answers and insights from eight technology entrepreneurship experts.

You will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with each expert. Familiarize yourself with the experts’ specialties and skill sets by watching ASBTDC’s brief video interviews with all of them. To maximize your time with each expert, prepare a list of specific questions to ask.

The event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at noon. When you arrive, you will sign up for appointment times with the experts of your choice, so you don’t want to be late.

Save your spot today! Pre-registration is required and space limited. For more information, contact Rebecca Norman at or 501.683.7700.

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Participating Tech Experts

Click the thumbnails to watch interviews with the experts.

Ron Foster of VIC Technology Venture Developement

Ron Foster

Business Development Manager at VIC Technology Venture Development
COO of NanoWatt Design
Primary areas of expertise: business development, R&D commercialization

Dr. Steve Stanley

Dr. Steve Stanley

Senior Manager of the AEDC Division of Science and Technology
Primary areas of expertise: state funding programs for research-based companies, business development

Sharon Ballard

Sharon Ballard

CEO and President of EnableVentures, Inc.
Primary areas of expertise: Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer, entrepreneurship

Brian Rogers

Brian Rogers, J.D.

Deputy Director of the Office of Skills Development at Arkansas Department of Career Education
Primary areas of expertise: intellectual property, tech transfer, commercialization

John Riggins

John Riggins

Founder and President of The Riggins Group
Entrepreneur in Residence at Arkansas Tech University
Primary areas of expertise: Marketing strategies, entrepreneurship

Jeff and Brett Amerine

Jeff Amerine and Brett Amerine

Leaders of Startup Junkie Consulting
Primary areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, business development, project management

Watch Dr. Lenka Fedorkova's interview video

Dr. Lenka Fedorkova

CEO of bioPrime, LLC
Primary areas of expertise: National Institutes of Health SBIR/STTR program, life science technology commercialization