Resources for Entrepreneurs




Business Plans and Business Models


Co-Founders Dilemmas


Financing your Venture


  • 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)
  • 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)

Intellectual Property


Marketing: Entrepreneurial Marketing and E-Commerce


Pedagogy – Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogy


Practitioner / Non-Academic Journals


Research in Entrepreneurship


Starting a Business in Gainesville


Starting a Business in the State of Florida


Entrepreneurship Abroad

  • BBC News: Building your business abroad (a BBC Q&A with an international entrepreneur)
  • (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)

Social Entrepreneurship


Women in Entrepreneurship


Law and Entrepreneurship


Government and Entrepreneurship


Technology Commercialization

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

Videos on Entrepreneurship