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Get Help Launching Your Idea or Business

Machine parts spread on a table in the New Product Development Lab.

If you have a bright idea, Boise State University has a program or lab that can help you succeed. Our researchers can perform testing, analysis and other services using our specialized equipment.

We also can connect you to the expertise you need to launch or grow your business. You can find help at the Idaho Small Business Development Center, the New Product Development Lab, TechHelp, the Venture College or the CAES Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP), which connects you to a variety of equipment and services across campus.


Steve Hatten, executive director of TechHelp,, (208) 426-3689
Blake Pachner, manager of the New Product Development Lab,, (208) 426-5635
Katie Sewell, state director of the Idaho SBDC,, (208) 426-3838
Dick Sevier, coordinator of the CAES Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP),, (208) 426-1022
Kevin Learned, director of the Venture College,, (208) 426-3573