Additional Resources within Penn:

Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs
Engineering Entrepreneurship Program
PENN Center for Technology Transfer
The Graduate/Undergraduate Mentoring Program


External Resources:

Potential Funding Sources:

http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Pages/default.aspx – Research Grants by IDRC
http://www.sba.gov/sbir – U.S. Small Business Administration
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/financing/inventors.html?m=1& – Financial Opportunities for Inventors
http://www.commerce.gov/about-commerce/grants-contracting-trade-opportunities#grants –
Grants, Contracting, and Trade Opportunities at Commerce
http://www.eda.gov/grants.htm – U.S. Economic Development Administration
http://www.garage.com – For finding angel investors

Entrepreneur Resources:

http://www.score.org  — Service Corps of Retired Executives
This is SCORE’s Cyberchapter, offering free email counseling / mentoring to small businesses (including pre-startups & inventors).
http://www.nolo.com — Legal self-help
http://www.nawbo.org — National Associatin of Women Business Owners
http://www.c-e-o.org — Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
http://www.nationalconsortium.org — National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (NCEC)
http://www.aeeg.com/ — American Entrepreneurs for Economic Growth

Startup Handbooks

http://www.toolkit.cch.com
http://www.smallbusinessbc.ca/guides-list.php

Directories
http://www.census.gov/pub/epcd/www/naics.html — NAICS (was SIC codes)
http://www.thomasregister.com — Manufacturers
http://www.harrisinfo.com — Manufacturers (by state)
http://www.tsnn.com — Trade shows
http://www.manaonline.org — Sales reps
http://www.vfinance.com — Venture capital
http://www.guidestar.org — Non-profits
http://www.fdncenter.org — Non-profits

Intellectual Property

http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright — U.S. Copyright Office
http://www.uspto.gov — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/35 — U.S. Patent Law (USC Title 35)
http://www.piug.org/select.html — Links to foreign patent sites
http://www.google.com/patents — Google Patents: Search over millions of patents!

Invention Evaluation Services

http://www.inventorservices.com
http://www.wini2.com

Inventor Groups / Sites

http://www.uiausa.org — National umbrella organization
http://www.toyassociation.org – Toy industry association
http://www.inventored.org — Ron Riley’s site, home of the InvEd-L inventors’ forum.
http://www.inventnet.com — Victor Lavrov’s site, home of the I-Net inventors’ forum.
http://www.inventorfraud.com
http://www.tenonline.org

Philadelphia Business Resources

http://philadelphia.bizjournals.com/philadelphia – Periodical Journal About Business around Philadelphia

http://www.pasbdc.org — Small Business Development Centers
http://www.ipphila.com — Innovation Philadelphia
http://drexelentrepreneurs.com/content – Drexel Entrepreneur Association
http://www.efgp.org – Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia
http://entrepreneur.meetup.com/48 – Philadelphia Entrepreneur Meetup Group
http://www.philadelphiaentrepreneur.com
http://www.gp-biz.com/id452.htm– Greater Philadelphia business online

Incorporating A Business

Pennsylvania: http://www.pabizonline.com/starting-a-business/Pages/default.aspx
New Jersey: http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/starting
New York: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/corp/filing.html
Delaware: http://www.corp.delaware.gov/howtoform.shtml