John Ujvari is the SBIR Program Specialist with the North Carolina 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. He has been awarded the State Star Award by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and the Tibbetts Award by the Small Business Technology Council.
John earned his MBA degree from Wake Forest University's Babcock Graduate School of Management with concentrations in business development, marketing and IT management. During the MBA program he was a consultant with two start-up firms where he led the business development process, managed technical resources and directed product development and rollout efforts. Prior to returning to graduate school, John held the position of Research Associate at Westat, a contract research firm in Rockville, Maryland. At Westat, he was integrally involved in a number of large-scale NIH and NCI contract studies, primarily as a technical liaison between clients and database developers. John earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.