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.)
  • 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

Pitch Contests

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)
  • 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

  • BBC News: Building your business abroad (a BBC Q&A with an international entrepreneur)
  • smallbusiness.co.uk (advice and useful information about starting a business abroad, setting up a company, buying an existing overseas businesses, finding finance or loans and franchise opportunities.)
  • OECD (an international organization helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalised economy)
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Social Entrepreneurship

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Women in Entrepreneurship

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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