2017 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference
Conference Agenda
Hilton Garden Inn – Southpointe, PA

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

Pitch Session 2*

Downey Ridge Environmental – Ron Crosier, Founder and CEO, Anstead, WV
Teratonix – Yi Luo, Founder, Pittsburgh, PA
GenSets ARPA-E Project – Dale Dzielski, Tech to Market Project Lead, Morgantown, WV
Catalytic Conversion of CO2 Into High-Value Chemicals and Fuels– Dan Haynes, NETL

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

Opportunities for Innovations in Smart Advanced Manufacturing – Slides

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

Simple-Fill – Rob Underhill, Co-Founder and President – Columbus, OH
Enhanced Color for Electronic Displays– Hunaid Nulwala and Ken Acer – Pittsburgh, PA
NeuralNet-Athena – Dan McCaugherty, President and CEO – Fairmont, WV
Removal of CO2 from High Pressure Gas Streams– Nick Siefert, NETL
Watt-Learn – Matthew Maroon, CEO – Pittsburgh, PA

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

Pitch Session 4*

Maven Machines – Avi Gellar, CEO – Pittsburgh, PA
GloGames– Ruston Seaman, President – Phillippi, WV
ARIN Technologies– Vivek Kulkarni, CEO – Pittsburgh, PA
Optical Sensors for Failure Prediction–  Aidong Yan –  Recent Pitt PhD
CrystalE – Ran Wei, PhD Student – CWRU, Cleveland, OH