Wilkes University

Services Offered

APKCFEE clients can expect to receive mentoring in the following areas:

Business Development

  • Mentorship by Experienced Regional Business Professionals
  • Business Plan Development and Financing (in conjunction with Wilkes SBDC)
  • Small Business Start-Up Assistance (in conjunction with Wilkes SBDC)
  • Quarterly Training Sessions (e.g. Intellectual Property)
  • Capital Access Strategies (e.g. Microgrant Fund)
  • Access to Students in All Majors (Kirby Scholars, Internships, Externships)
  • Access to Faculty with Specialized Expertise (Direct Funded Projects in Partnership with Ben Franklin Technologies)
  • Access to Extensive List of Resource Contacts
  • Access to SCORE National Mentor Network

Marketing Development

  • Cultivating Business Identity (e.g. Name creation, logo development, etc.)
  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising Assistance (e.g. Social media, web presence, etc.)
  • Market Analysis
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) Analysis
  • Competitor Research

Intellectual Property Management

  • Patents
  • Assessment
  • Training (Reading & Understanding)
  • Workaround Strategies
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Licensing

Financial Services

  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Projections
  • Business Valuation
  • Cost Revenue Model Creation

Product/Process Development Services

  • Engineering Related Services
  • CAD drawings
  • Product Design Assistance
  • Materials Requirements
  • Electrical and Mechanical System Design and Testing
  • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Assistance 

Industry and Community Outreach

  • Regional Economic Development Partnerships
  • Assistance with Accessing University Resources
  • Assistance with Accessing Industry Resources
  • K-12 STEM Outreach

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