SBIR Program Specialist, North Carolina North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center
John Ujvari is the SBIR program specialist with the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). His primary responsibilities include counseling clients on the effective use of this federal funding program and supporting and promoting SBIR educational opportunities throughout the state via numerous outreach efforts. These efforts include the publication of a monthly SBIR-focused newsletter, planning and execution of training events statewide, meeting clients one-on-one and reviewing proposals prior to submission. He also leads the SBTDC’s MBA summer internship program. Since Ujvari joined the SBTDC in 2001, SBIR and STTR awards in North Carolina have increased five-fold.
Ujvari earned his MBA from Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management. Prior to returning to graduate school, he held the position of research associate at Westat, a contract research firm in Rockville, MD. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.