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PantherlabWorks, the commercialization center of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) at the University of Pittsburgh, assists startups and business owners in the Pittsburgh region by providing product development-based consulting, educational workshops, and networking opportunities.

Helping entrepreneurs bring products to life and to market

We are OPEN to help you for PPP/Stimulus related inquiries. As information becomes available related to the new round of stimulus and Payroll Protection Plan (PPP), we will be posting all information on our webpage at

We understand that you may have specific questions related to the stimulus that need to be addressed now! The University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will have members of our consulting team available for virtual meetings throughout the University of Pittsburgh’s Winter Break. SCHEDULE A SESSION →

Please note: These meetings should be only related to the stimulus and PPP.

If you are having difficulty finding the information or scheduling a meeting please contact our main number at 412.648.1542 or email

If you are bringing a new product to market, no matter if you’re a small-batch handmade producer, growth startup, small business, or established venture, PantherlabWorks can assist you every step of the way. PantherlabWorks offers no-cost consulting for innovators of all types to commercialize their products.

With more than 50 years of combined experience across a variety of diverse industries, our staff has deep domain expertise in:

  • Growth investment
  • Government contracting (including SBIRs)
  • Research and Development
  • Product Development
  • Prototyping
  • Brand Development
  • Market Research
  • Project Management
  • Business Planning
  • Strategy

We understand that launching a new product can be overwhelming so we use our premier expertise to help simplify the process and guide your project to completion. To schedule a meeting to begin working with PantherlabWorks, please contact us at 412-648-1544 or e-mail

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