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Kresge Library Resources for Entrepreneurial Action-Based Learning Projects: Funding etc.

The resources on this guide are for Ross teams working on entrepreneurial action-based learning projects, including MAP.

Researching VC, PE and Other Investment Activities and Organizations

Resources to help you identify and collect the data you need for valuation, investors and industry comparisons. 

National Venture Capital Association 

  • Includes resource list and VC industry overview

Resources for Identifying and Contacting Funding Organizations


Michigan Economic Development Corporation funding resources

  • MEDC listing also includes a link to the Capital Locating Tool, searchable by business stage, industry and type of funding resource

Resources on Foundations and Grants

  • Funding sources and other information from the UM Graduate Library


  • Small business funding

Forbes: The 12 Best Sources of Business Financing


Ann Arbor Angels

  • Membership organization of Angel investors early-stage, technology companies, with a primary focus in Southeast Michigan

Startup Assistance at the University of Michigan

  •    Links to UM resources and funding organizations

Professional and Advocacy Organizations and Web Resources

America's Business Funding Directory

  • Learn about the different types of small business financing (formerly

  • Government resources for small businesses including taxes, licenses and permits, statistics, and more

Business Owners' Idea Cafe

  • Interactive and creative small business website which includes message boards and articles on various entrepreneurial topics

CCH Business Owner's Toolkit

  • Includes many important forms for human resources, government contracting, taxes, incorporation, and more

Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information

  • From the Library of Congress. Discusses how to get started with a small business, how to raise capital, managing the business, marketing, doing business with government, and other topics of interest to the small business owner


  • Website for "high-growth entrepreneurs" with articles on marketing and operations, and more

Gaebler Ventures Resources for Entrepreneurs

  • Detailed information on starting, funding, branding and marketing, working with VC firms and more

Inc. Magazine - Startup Resource Center

  • Magazine features, expert opinions, how-to guides and resource lists related to business startups. Other resource centers to check out include the One Person Business, Franchises, Marketing, Sales and more

Minority Business Development Agency

  • This website is published by the U.S. Department of Commerce for small businesses to learn about conferences and competitions and to apply for contracting opportunities

Office of Small Business Programs

  • Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, the website contains information needed for retirement, healthcare, workers compensation, and laws essential for the small business owner.

Score (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

  • A mentoring website which also includes data on disaster preparedness and quizzes about your business

Small Business Administration

  • From the U.S. Government the Small Business Administration, this website has everything for starting a business and for existing small businesses.


Some Funding Sources

Funding Sources