To take advantage of the expertise of our Tech Team, contact your local SBDC office. The staff there will assess your needs and get you in touch with the right team member.
Denise Dunlap, TECenter Director, Nampa
Denise embarked upon her current professional adventure in May 2012 when she took on the position of Executive Director at the Boise State Technology and Entrepreneurial Center (TECenter) in Nampa. In her role, she provides coaching and assistance to resident companies and actively cultivates a network of resources for clients that include mentors, service professionals, investors, faculty and students. She provides leadership and strategic direction for the TECenter in addition to conducting operational oversight of the 38,000 square foot facility.
Denise has a strong business background with over 20 years of experience working in the Treasure Valley. She is a partner in Loon Creek Capital Group, which provides consulting and administrative services to Angel Funds. Her career history includes: business consultant and owner of Areté Advisers, President/CEO of The Network Group, and Director of Annual Giving at the College of Idaho. She is active in the Boise Angel Alliance, the Idaho Technology Council and various civic organizations.
A graduate of Boise State’s College of Business and Economics, Denise is thrilled to be in a role that allows her to combine her love for her alma mater with her passion to build and expand a viable entrepreneurial ecosystem in Idaho.mailto:DeniseDunlap@boisestate.edu
Bill Jhung, Region I Director, Post Falls
Bill has served as the Director of the Idaho Small Business Development Center at the North Idaho College since October 2005. Prior to joining Idaho SBDC, Bill served as the Executive Pastor of a large church. He has also performed strategic planning and organizational alignment for World Vision, an international relief and development agency.
As an entrepreneur, Bill started two ventures and turned around two failing businesses. He also worked as a management consultant to Fortune 1000 companies in manufacturing, service, and non-profit industries. He began his career designing, building and running manufacturing plants.
Bill holds an MBA with a focus in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business. While at Wharton he also served as a senior consultant for the Wharton Small Business Development Center.mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Matsuoka, Region IV Director, Twin Falls
Bryan Matsuoka has completed the week-long intensive Association of Small Business Development Centers training for Technology Development and Commercialization in cooperation with the Society of Research Administrators. He has helped several businesses through various stages of the process including Phase I SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) grants.
Bryan has been with the Idaho Small Business Development Center since 1996 and Region IV Director since 2006. Bryan’s educational credentials include a B.A. in Education from Boise State University and an M.E. from the University of Idaho.
Business experience includes ownership, sales, marketing, and operations of software development firm associated with the Hewlett Packard Company. His business experience includes activities as a marketing director, business owner, member of the Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer of an Idaho Corporation, LLC formation.
Betti Newburn, Region III Director, Boise
Betti joined the Idaho Small Business Development Center in May 2011 as Region III Director in the Boise office. She began her business career as a nurse in critical care and emergency medicine before moving to the corporate world in business technology for clinical information systems development and implementation. Betti worked with early start-up companies and larger mature companies in positions including Director of Implementation at an early-stage software and hardware company, which is now a part of McKesson. She also served as Vice President of Product Development and Strategy for a wholly-owned subsidiary of Motorola. In the California Bay area, she was part of start-up teams for a software company and a pre-clinical research facility.
Betti has over 20 years experience in starting and managing small businesses and working with clients nationally and internationally. As faculty for business strategy, project management, operational management and numerous other business courses online and in the classroom, Betti has contributed to undergraduate, graduate and faculty higher education. Merging education and experience, she has been a counselor to small businesses for the past several years for SCORE. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and an MBA in Technology Management.mailto:email@example.com
David Noack, Region VI Director, Idaho Falls
Dave has an extensive background in business and technology. He specializes in developing and comercializing technologies . In addition to his experience at the Regional Director of the Idaho Falls SBDC since 2002, Dave previously started, owned, and operated numerous businesses. His specialty focuses include: technology development, strategic & tactical business planning and development, marketing, and business modeling.
Dave works intimately with the E-Center, Bengal Solutions, RDA (Regional Development Alliance), the Idaho Innovation Center, and the ESO (Entrepreneur Support Organization) programs.
Business & Technology Experience:
• certified SBDC Business Consultant as well as a certified instructor in the NxLevel, FastTrac, GrowthWheel, and Franklin Covey programs.
• Owned and operated numerous technology companies including an aircraft manufacturing company (The Company produced five top-rated aircraft in the gyroplane industry) an alternative energy development company (solar and wind) and a heating system manufacturing company (he developed and manufactured numerous innovative “All Fuel Heating Systems” for homes and businesses). He is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Test Pilot, and Air Show Stunt Pilot as well and has architectural & CADD training.
• He is SBIR trained and has assisted companies in obtaining Phase I & Phase II SBIR grants.
• He has obtained a number of business licenses over the years including: General Contractor, HVAC contractor, alternative energy contractor, business consultant, commercial pilot, flight instructor, etc.