|John Balsam has
nearly 25 years of experience serving clients with a primary focus on markets,
market research, technology commercialization, and project funding. Until
1991, Balsam directed the technology-commercialization division of the
U.S. Department of Energy’s national clearinghouse for technology
entrepreneurs. During this period, he also played a leading role in the development
and operation of two small business incubators—one traditional and the
other an “incubator without walls.”
Subsequently, Balsam initiated the first of more than 300 detailed market assessments of emerging technologies in such industries as agriculture, forest and wood products, transportation, manufacturing, electronics, building construction and systems, energy, and more. Most of these assessments were performed under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Inventions & Innovation (I&I) Program (1992-2007). During this period, Balsam:
From 1993 to 1997, Balsam broke from this work to serve as Director of the Montana Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Montana, after which he returned to performing and managing technology market assessments. Since 1999, he has served as a reliable, results-oriented contractor to the Montana Department of Commerce, the TechLink Center at Montana State University, the University of Montana’s Technology Transfer Office, and a number of private clients providing individualized counseling, market research, proposal-development assistance, and commercialization assistance to more than 200 small technology firms, most engaged in applying to the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, DOE's I&I Program, Montana’s Board of Research and Commercialization, and Montana's Growth Through Agriculture Program.
Balsam earned a BA in mathematics in 1976 and an MBA in 1981.
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