What is a Business Sherpa?

Startup Advisor & Architect, Mentor, Venture Developer, Business Sherpa 

Money is just a tool; We provide teamwork & collaboration to help you climb to the summit! 

Focused in facilitating Discovery, Innovation and Commercialization of new ideas through Collaboration and Creativity sm

Hal Tezcan

Three decades of skill sets and experience working with early-stage entrepreneurs; building partnerships, helping raise capital, commercializing ideas and concepts. With access to vast and proven professional network of resources to test, validate and advance entrepreneurs innovations and ideas at each step of development, helping new ventures move forward.

In addition to the nuts and bolts of creating a sustainable startup foundation we provide instruction and coaching in emotional intelligence, collaboration techniques, networking, strategic thinking and the culture of high-growth marketing and sales.


Intimate hands-on, real-life knowledge in leveraging unique set of assets and skill sets to accelerate the path to market commercialization by:

Identifying and overcoming technical, administrative and financial hurdles

Optimizing and validating product designs and services to answer exact customer needs

Measuring and quantifying the business model value proposition

Improving revenue generation and maximizing investment returns

Creating an environment of trust and credibility with partners, customers and investors


The past three decades of involvement in various segments of technology and business startups has prepared me to quickly learn new technologies and identify potential business opportunities in nascent technologies. During this same period I was able to establish a network of entrepreneurs, scientists, lawyers, and industry professionals with skill sets and from the trenches expertise capable of providing support and assistance in almost any business and technology environment.


I help start-ups and established businesses evaluate, validate, market, commercialize and monetize their ideas and inventions.

Following are some core skills that I can contribute to success generation:

Business Case and Model preparation

Business value proposition creation

Validate ideas and business cases

Technology Landscaping and gap analysis

Presentation/pitch honing and mastery

Strategic alliance, partnering and licensing creation

Experience in IP research and patent preparation

IP valuation for founders and investors