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: — Research Grants by IDRC — U.S. Small Business Administration — Financial Opportunities for Inventors –
Grants, Contracting, and Trade Opportunities at Commerce — U.S. Economic Development Administration — For finding angel investors

Entrepreneur Resources:  — Service Corps of Retired Executives
This is SCORE’s Cyberchapter, offering free email counseling / mentoring to small businesses (including pre-startups & inventors). — Legal self-help — National Associatin of Women Business Owners — Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization — National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (NCEC) — American Entrepreneurs for Economic Growth

Startup Handbooks

Directories — NAICS (was SIC codes) — Manufacturers — Manufacturers (by state) — Trade shows — Sales reps — Venture capital — Non-profits — Non-profits

Intellectual Property — U.S. Copyright Office — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — U.S. Patent Law (USC Title 35) — Links to foreign patent sites — Google Patents: Search over millions of patents!

Invention Evaluation Services

Inventor Groups / Sites — National umbrella organization — Toy industry association — Ron Riley’s site, home of the InvEd-L inventors’ forum. — Victor Lavrov’s site, home of the I-Net inventors’ forum.

Philadelphia Business Resources — Periodical Journal About Business around Philadelphia — Small Business Development Centers — Innovation Philadelphia — Drexel Entrepreneur Association — Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia — Philadelphia Entrepreneur Meetup Group– Greater Philadelphia business online

Incorporating A Business

New Jersey:
New York: