Links

Stay Informed

DAILY NEWS AND HOW TOS

Entrepreneur.com
The famed online mag offers news, trends, and advice for
entrepreneurs

Fastcompany.com
A magazine on what it takes to innovate

Inc.com
The Daily Resource for Entrepreneurs: offers everything from the
Inc. 500 to the how to guides to interviews with entrepreneurs who
made it and who did not.

Red
Herring

The Business of Technology: offers articles, research, events for
the tech-biz network

The Wall Street
Journal's Startup Journal

This is a go-to place for start-up news, how-tos, and financial
guides.

Young
Money

An online magazine specially targeting student entrepreneurs

Work the Networks

Collegiate Entrepreneur's
Organization

encourages, informs, and educates collegiate entrepreneurs with a
wide host of resources.

The Entrepreneur
Network

provides information, contacts and counsel to inventors and
entrepreneurs (pre-startup through early stage).

Entrepreneurs
Organization

A global network and experience-sharing community – may be of
limited use: the EO is for members only (meaning you apply and pay
to belong).

Eventuring.org
The new site of EntreWorld.com offers in-depth financial resources
for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

The Kauffmann
Foundation

works to understand, promote, and fund entrepreneurship across
America's collegiate campuses and communities. Research findings
and the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity are posted on
the site.

The National Collegiate
Inventors Alliance

TECH sponsors the Harvard membership to NCIIA so any Harvard
student can access the site

The
National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

sponsored by the Public Forum Institute and funded by the Kauffman
Foundation, promotes national dialogue on issues of interest to
entrepreneurs.

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Moneytree Entrepreneur Resource Center

offers thorough up-to-date info on entrepreneurial financing,
gauges how the industry is faring.

SCORE
The non-profit mentor network has over 10,000 experienced
volunteers ready to offer (free!) advice and training to small
business entrepreneurs.

Small Business
Administration

The US government agency was established to promote, encourage, and
guide small businesses and start-ups.

FOUNDATIONS

The Coleman
Foundation

Entrepreneurship education is one of this foundations core funding
initiatives

The Lemelson
Foundation

Offers support to inventors and entrepreneurs (solicited proposals
only)

The Price
Foundation

Funds entrepreneurial education and curricula designed to stimulate
innovation

Are You Ready to be an Entrepreneur?

Quizzes and Self-Assessments You may find the following quizzes and blog links insightful and telling, or you may find them insulting and a waste of time. They are here for the taking, though, so go on and take them, with a grain of salt. Just remember, there is no such thing as a paved path to success. Entrepreneurs hack their own.

Are You a Born Entrepreneur? This Forbes-created quiz is based on Thomas Harrison's book, Instinct.

 

 

Blogs: A Young Entrepreneur's Blog A Skeptic's Take – Why I Quit Entrepreneurship and Got a Real Job

HBS Professor Tom Eisenmann on Platforms, Networks, Lean Startups An expertly curated resource for all high-tech entrepreneurs

Other Links of Interest

Worldwide Patent Database
Searchable database of patents on file

Filing for a provisional patent

US Copyright Office
Promotes protection for the arts and for authored works

US Patent and Trademark Office
All about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and inventor resources and support.

US Trademarks
The official (and searchable) US Code on trademarks posted by Cornell Law School

World Intellectual Property Organization
Promotes the protection of intellectual property throughout the world

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Advancing measurement science, standards, and technology