Innovation and Commercialization

Business Resources


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Innovation and Commercialization

Starting a Business

Sample Business Plans

America's Business Directory - free database of funding sources

Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence - business incubator program, offers free counseling to anyone interested in starting a business along programs and seminars on how to conduct market research, how to raise capital, and how to discover business opportunities

Draper Fisher - venture capital fund, has useful links to sources of legal, engineering, general management, and industry information

StartUp Biz - offers advice on every aspect of starting a business, has a form that allows you to submit your idea to the Center for Innovation which will provide a free critique of your idea

Wall Street Journal (startup)

Entrepreneurial Edge - offers financial management and assessment tools, interactive modules on aspects of starting a business, and an extensive list of links related to entrepreneurship

National Business Incubation Assoc - offers incubator, new ventures share facilities and services (meeting, secretarial, office machines, etc.)

Small Business Administration - loan information, loan forms, online courses, shareware, a start-up kit, business plan outline, information on financing and marketing your business

U.S. Business Advisor - offshoot of the SBA, created to give business information about government services and regulations

Virtual Consultant - free software related to running a business

General Info on Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur Magazine

SCORE - Service Core of Retired Executives

Kauffman Foundation

Entreworld

Entrepreneur America

Inc Online - features articles on a wide variety of topics - advertising secrets for hot start-ups, how unlikely entrepreneurs succeed

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Always on

Fast Company

   Student Organizations   

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

Students in Free Enterprise

 National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship

   Women's Networks

Venture Forums

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs

MIT Enterprise Forum

Venture Clubs

Venture Forums