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UW Spin-out COO to Discuss How to Jump Start Local Small Businesses

February 12, 2013
Tony Nevshemal

DeltaNu Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tony Nevshemal  will explain how to transform small businesses into successful companies Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Gillette College Technical Education Center.

Nevshemal’s talk, “Transforming Your Start-up Into a Process-Driven Company,” is part of the Wyoming Technology Business Center’s (WTBC) e2e program. Small business owners will network with other entrepreneurs and learn how to start their own companies or take their current small businesses to the next level.

Located at the University of Wyoming, WTBC is a not-for-profit business incubator that provides entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools necessary for success. It launched e2e as an educational networking program to improve the climate for the start-up and growth of entrepreneurial companies.

The WTBC offers a technology business incubator and an outreach program focused on early-stage, high-growth companies. The 30,000-square-foot facility, which opened in 2006, offers laboratory, office and shared-conference room space for client companies as well as a state-of-the-art data center.

All client companies -- which are required to be based in Wyoming -- located in the incubator have access to one-on-one business counseling and executive coaching services provided by WTBC staff. The program is designed to help client companies grow larger and faster than they would otherwise, and to increase the ability of the entrepreneurs to manage and grow their own businesses.

The WTBC sponsors e2e programs throughout the year in Gillette, Laramie and Sheridan.

Nevshemal was selected to speak at the Gillette event because of his success in working with technology-based businesses and start-up companies, says John Dick, WTBC assistant director. Nevshemal  has worked with technology companies since 1993 and is educated in business administration and biological sciences.

He received an M.S. degree in business administration after being placed in charge of the protein analysis laboratory at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a subsidiary of DuPont. Nevshemal also worked for Pioneer’s technology transfer group, where he interacted with the company’s external entities and worked on a team that acquired NASDAQ-listed companies that had genomic technology.

When Nevshemal moved to Wyoming, he was UW’s director of technology transfer and licensing, where he managed an office that sold and protected inventions that were developed at the university.

Nevshemal had an integral part in negotiating the selling of Laramie-based DeltaNu and continues to oversee the company, though it has been owned by Intevac Inc. since 2007. DeltaNu is a UW spin-out company.

At DeltaNu, Nevshemal oversees the company’s product manufacturing and new product development. He helped transform the company from a small business into a leading Raman spectroscopy company that develops precision instruments that enable real-time, non-destructive materials identification.

For more information about Nevshemal’s Gillette presentation, call Dick at (307) 766-6384 or email

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