Technology Commercialization, Life Sciences, Robotics | Duquesne University SBDC

Idea Commercialization

Idea Commercialization

As the Center of Excellence in Life Sciences & Technology, Duquesne University SBDC assists technology and life sciences startups to get to the next level whether it is an idea validation or a growth strategy.

Our specialized business consultants have an extensive background in healthcare and technology commercialization who have raised capital, built high growth business models, launched products, and implemented successful exit strategies. We offer no-cost and confidential one-on-one consulting with early-stage technology & life sciences companies. 
Our consultants and mentors can work with you in the areas of:
  • Fundraising & Pitch Development
  • Idea Validation & Customer Discovery
  • Business Planning
  • Business Model Generation
  • SBIR & STTR Grants 
  • Prototyping & Product Launch
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Talent Acquisition & Team Building 
  • Growth & Scaling Strategies
  • Networking and Introductions
In addition to our consulting, our clients have access to a variety of educational programs including First Step: Business Essentials, SEO, QuickBooks, Webdesign, and Understanding Financial Statements. 

Our more than 20 years of experience in business consulting offers tremendous opportunities to connect with other businesses, industry leaders, mentors, and investors. 

When it comes to starting a technology & life sciences venture, timing and agility is everything. At Duquesne SBDC we start the consulting process as soon as we receive your application! 

Some of Our Clients

"I couldn’t have done it without these folks...the honest and objective advice provided by the SBDC was truly what brought me forth from dream to reality." – Craig Hennemuth

“Having the SBDC work with me coaching and advising me along the way was a very positive and worthwhile experience” – Steve Leppos

*Technology & Life Sciences Programs offered through the CARES Act Funding, which aims to help small businesses deal with the challenges stemming from business disruption and damage by the current pandemic.