Who We Are?
Silicon Valley Advantage
Mission: SVA scouts new Technologies and Startups Globally, for Commercialization and connection to Silicon Valley’s ecosystem.
Vision: A Global Platform on which Corporations, Universities, partner Accelerators and Investment sources drive technology acceleration towards commercialization.
Our Hands-On Approach: We integrate Advisors and Mentors Executives, from the space, and facilitate their close collaboration with our startups. As they guide and mentor, they also become a working extension of the startup teams to accelerate access to US markets, and expand globally, with Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Funding.
What We Do?
We are a Global Platform on which Corporations, Universities, partner Accelerators and Investment sources drive technology acceleration towards commercialization.
Commercialization and Tech Transfer
The SV Advantage focus is Commercialization of Intellectual Property with the highest potential, identification of large addressable markets and monetization value for highest returns to the Inventors and other sources of IP.
As we work with startup Executives, Researchers, Professors, Inventors, Idea teams, and Entrepreneurs, we assist and guide the process of further developing the invention so that is has commercially valuable propositions and application specific solutions.
Our services provide licensing opportunities and commercialization paths to startups and Universities that desire a connection to the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, gain access to large markets and develop strategic partnerships.
We work with small companies to develop their teams, outline strategies for the best commercialization outcomes, and compliment existing teams with experienced Executives and global networks.
Startup or IP is evaluated by SVA’s executives & advisors
- – Advisors Review Technology, Identify High Potential IP and Startups
SVA Identifies and assigns Advisors to Startups
- – Advisors help guide and lead Startups
- – SVA recruits additional Senior Executives
- – Team develops and reviews Business Plan and Market Research
- – Startup teams are supplemented by SVA’s interim Executives
Validation & Licensing
Business plan development and/or licensing finalized
- – SVA manages the licensing process with the University
- – SVA identifies and seeks strategic partnerships with startups
- – SVA provides startups assistance and introductions to investors
- – SVA solicits Corporate Strategic Investors
- – SVA assists with the funding process to Angel Investors and VC’s
- – Larger Market Access
- – Business Development
- – Sales and Expansion
- – Manufacturing and scalability
What We Offer?
Advisors & Executive Team
Our team of advisors are industry leaders and experienced executives with specific expertise and have deep knowledge of market segments, developed products that have built companies, and have a passion for mentoring entrepreneurs to create new successes.
Our connections within the Silicon Valley and throughout the world enable us to leverage powerful assets, creating marketing opportunities for our companies.
Our hands-on approach includes commercializing University IP from patent to product to consulting young startups on becoming globally recognized. We help startups recruit additional experienced executives and mentor them through the commercialization process from start to exit.
Our extensive community of funding sources, executive teams, engineering teams, manufacturing partners, and partner accelerators enable us to streamline the commercialization of our selected IP and startups.
Executive level team of serial entrepreneurs with extensive experience bringing new technologies into the market.
Elsie KhamisOperations & Business Manager
Gloria MaceikoManaging Director
Margaret HandysideGeneral Manager
Edward LamSenior Advisor
Jim DonnellySenior Advisor
Industry executives who provide personal experience and technical advice to startups.
Dr. Ronald MichaelLife Sciences
Dr. J.C ChaioTechnology
Maryam ShamaltaMedia Business
Maureen BackeTechnology & Marketing
Sean WilcoxSoftware & Big Data
Dr. Paul DeteringRenewable Energy
Dr. Pauline HaghnazariLife Sciences
Leigh Ellen KeyTechnology
Dr. Peter HaalandElectro-Chemical
Dr. Jamie RogersTechnology
Dr. Victor VrurpillatLife Sciences
A Medical Software Platform company, with AI made to deliver real-time patients’ information, with applications for Parkinson’s, Cardio Vascular, and moreLearn More
Shamiram Media is an on-line media company formed with assistance by SVA, focused on Assyrian Community GloballyLearn More
DirectNu EnergyLearn More
Flat Medical focus on analysis of current medical scenarios and then improve the user experiences by developing innovative medical devices that complies with existing behaviors.Learn More
SensTek- pH Sensor Electro Chemical Sensor
California Corporation, IoT sensor, licensed by SVA from University IP, Executive team recruited, prototype developed, agreement with a strategic partner in place, funded by SVA Angel Investors.Learn More
Applications- remote food spoilage monitoring, custom cosmetics, and medical.
Dovetails & Sash
US startup, company with custom consumer products. Expansion plans with SVA assistance, strategy, partnership with large sales channels.Learn More
Us – Startup, established by SVA from formation, Food industry, Accessing food markets through partner accelerator, connecting the company with strategic partners for sourcing suppliers, packaging, contract manufacturing.Learn More
Drug Development Safe Dispose of Opioids
Team formed by SVA, manufacturing ready, strategic partners identified, seed-funded by SVA angel investors, commercialization in processLearn More
Renewable Energy and Storage
Licensed from University IP, strategic partnership with use-case in net-zero building design company-Jacob Engineering.Learn More
Biodegradable Food Packaging
Forming strategic partnership with paper-pulp company in Europe for large food company in US.Learn More
US – Startup, established startup with revenue, software platform for education and school nutrition program, in need of experienced executives to expand and increase market.Learn More
Safety Light Tower- Smart Cities. Autonomous Cars
North Carolina startup, traffic light safety, Business Development partnership with SVA to expand market via licensing and strategic partnerships.Learn More
Licensed by SVA from Texas A&M- Reagent with applications in Drug Discoveries, Casper Cas 9, R&D at corporations and Universities.
Team formed by SVA, CTO, Dr. Edwin Haghnazari, Molecular Biologist, Dr. Harm TenHoff, Medical, Dr. Pauline Haghnazari, Marketing, Advisors, Dr. Michael Lacey(CTO of Cell Marq) and Nora Lacey( previous CEO of Cell Marq)Learn More
News and Latest Events
SVA welcomes additions to our Partners, new Advisors, and new Member Companies.Read More
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Pitch Session in July, and September 2019 hosted at SVA offices in Oakland…Read More