WHAT WE DO

At Finish Line, we've helped turn hundreds of Ideas into $100s of Millions and we have a 4-step system for delivering success.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FOR SMALL COMPANIES LIKE YOURS.

If you shop around for a product development engineer, you will find a wide range of costs per hour. We have seen everything from $5/hr to $500/hr. The IEEE says the current rate is $165/hr for individual consultants. The S&P 500 companies are paying an average of $350/hr full burden for their product development employees.

Our rates vary between $50/hr and $250/hr depending on who is doing the work; however, this really does not tell the whole story. The cost of developing a product will depend on several factors, the least of which is the hourly rate of the people doing the work. These factors include:

  • The process and procedures used to develop the product.
  •  The use of reference designs.
  •  The expertise of the engineer doing the task – is he learning on your nickel?

In addition, the ROI of a product development project will depend on additional factors:

  1. Product-market fit.
  2. Time to Market
  3. Risk management

Our research has shown that these other factors listed above have much more to do with product development cost, and ROI, than the hourly rate paid.

Curious to know what your product should/will cost. Set up a call and we can let you know.

PROTOTYPE TO PRODUCTION

This program is designed to move in a methodical manner using proven processes and experienced personnel.

FIRMWARE

Lots of people write firmware and software, but few write something that can be managed.

GO TO MARKET DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

This program was designed for startups who need assistance in developing and validating their GTM strategy.

DOCUMENTATION

The output of any product development project is a master book containing all the drawings and instructions necessary for manufacture.

SUSTAINING ENGINEERING

Finish Line PDS has the expertise to keep your product performing optimally and ensure your revenue stream.

MVP DEVELOPMENT

This program was designed for startups that are still in the market validation phase and need an MVP to conduct marketing experiments.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT OVERSEER

Management, processes, and leadership are important to any business task, product development is no exception.

SENSOR DEVELOPMENT

The ability to sense the world is becoming more and more important.

SOFTWARE DESIGN

This program was designed for small businesses looking to create new software or update an existing one.

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

we are uniquely suited to this task given our experience across many different industries and technologies.

DESIGN REVIEW SERVICES

Our Design Review Service is designed to provide maximum benefit for minimum cost.

TECHNOLOGY DUE DILIGENCE FOR ANGEL INVESTORS

This program was designed for Angel investors considering making a small seed investment in an early-stage technology startup.

ELECTRONICS DEVELOPMENT

With over 1,000 projects for more than 300 companies completed, Finish Line has amassed extensive experience and reference designs in virtually every aspect of electronic product development.

PCB LAYOUT SERVICES

This program was designed for small companies/startups that wish to get their PCB Layout board as quickly as possible.

MARKET VALIDATION SERVICES

This program was designed for startups who want to make sure that the product they have created will meet the needs of the market.

DESIGN VERIFICATION TESTING

Ensuring that the design meets the requirements is an important step in developing products.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

Finish Line has been developing products for small companies since 2002. We have completed more than 1,500 projects for more than 300 companies.

Our process

Pay for only the services you need, when you need them.

Outsourced product development is a highly cost-efficient way to gain the resources, expertise, and engineering workforce you need, and pay only for the time you use them. We offer a comprehensive suite of product development services that you can custom-tailor to fit your specific product design and engineering requirements and business goals:

Our outsourced product development services include:

Prototype-to-Production Program

Our Prototype-to-Production Program is a step-by-step methodology designed to develop a working prototype and turn it into a fully-engineered product ready to manufacture at scale.

Product Development Oversight

OWe can augment your management team with a highly experienced project manager who will provide oversight of our proven processes and resources to help guide your product development project to successful completion.

Breakthrough Product Development Program

Our Breakthrough Product Development Program is a systematic methodology that discovers and validates product concepts that have the potential to disrupt niche markets. It is particularly effective for helping companies in markets where product development activities have been underfunded, market share is eroding, and profit margins are declining.

Technology Development Management

Often technologies invented for specific or niche markets have a potential for use in different, unrelated markets. We have the expertise and broad range of experience to identify and manage opportunities for innovative technologies to be adopted from one market and adapted for another.

In addition to these comprehensive outsourced product development programs, we offer a number of other specific services, including:

  • – Electronics development
  • – Firmware
  • – Sensor development
  • – Software design
  • – Documentation
  • – Design verification testing
  • – Sustainable engineering

READY TO MAKE YOUR CONCEPT A REALITY