Resources for Entrepreneurs

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General

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Business Plans and Business Models

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Co-Founders Dilemmas

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Financing your Venture

Crowdfunding

  • Kickstarter (donation-based crowdfunding specifically focused on creative projects, where funders can choose between different ‘packages,’ choosing to donate a set amount in exchange for a reward)
  • Indiegogo (Donation-based crowdfunding where donors choose from different packages, with a preset donation amount and promised reward. Differs from Kickstarter in that projects can pertain to anything, rather than strictly creative endeavors.)
  • RocketHub (Donation-based crowdfunding with different reward packages to choose from. Also partnered with TV station A&E; a successfully funded project has the chance to be featured on their TV show, Project Startup.)
  • Tilt (Donation-based crowdfunding, usually used for less expensive projects. Takes the all-or-nothing Kickstarter model with a campaign length and target amount, but adds a ‘tilting point’ arbitrarily set at some value below the goal.)
  • AngelList (pairs startups with investors, as well as offer a portal through which startups and talent can recruit/find jobs)
  • Crowdfunder (Investment-based crowdfunding site, where equity is exchanged instead of rewards. Startups pay a monthly fee and Crowdfunder matches investors active in a relevant space to the startup.)
  • MicroVentures (helps raise investment capital from angel investors on online platform)
  • CircleUp (investment-based crowdfunding focused on innovative consumer/retail companies with potential for high growth)
  • Endurance Lending Network (debt-based crowdfunding)

Debt Financing

Venture Capital

  • Investopedia (many entrepreneurs, especially young ones, lack some financial experience; this site helps a lot to understand finance terms and how to calculate something like terminal value, for example)
  • Venture Associates (information on raising private money, preparation of Private Placement Memorandums (Reg D), writing business plans, going public and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs and DPOs), business plan outlines, Venture Capital, Venture Capital Clubs and “How to” Books about entrepreneuring)
  • dmoz (directory of venture capital links)
  • NVCA (the venture capital industry’s source for advocacy, networking, professional development and reliable and timely information)
  • Garage Technology Ventures (a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund)
  • TechCrunch (authentic news on venture capital)
  • Florida Venture Forum (follow for events in Venture Capital in the state)
  • Founder Institute (accelerator program with several free resources)
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Intellectual Property

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Marketing: Entrepreneurial Marketing and E-Commerce

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Pedagogy – Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogy

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Practitioner / Non-Academic Journals

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Research in Entrepreneurship

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Starting a Business in Gainesville

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Starting a Business in the State of Florida

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Entrepreneurship Abroad

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Social Entrepreneurship

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Women in Entrepreneurship

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Fashion Entrepreneurship

  • Fashion Law (the education and training required to become a fashion lawyer)
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Law and Entrepreneurship

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Government and Entrepreneurship

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Technology Commercialization

  • SATOP (a free service designed to provide technical assistance and speed the transfer of space technology to the private sector)
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Videos on Entrepreneurship