Technology Commercialization, Life Sciences, Robotics | Duquesne University SBDC

Idea Commercialization

Idea Commercialization

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 and 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 various educational programs including First Step: Business Essentials, SEO, QuickBooks, Webdesign, and Understanding Financial Statements. 

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

When starting a technology & life sciences venture, timing and agility are 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