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Local Community and Statewide Resources

Below is a compiled list of resources for aspiring entrepreneurs located within the state of Texas.

Local community resources

State resources

Incubators

Funding sources

Angel/Seed-stage investors

Venture Capital

Resources for Research

Faculty members and doctoral/masters students of Texas A&M University are invited to submit proposals for research grants. Proposals must be aimed at the discipline of entrepreneurship and be applicable to Startup Aggieland, a student accelerator which promotes and facilitates the launch of student run businesses. This proposal will award grants up to $5,000 for faculty members and up to $2,500 for doctoral/masters students per year. This grant program will run for three years so each grant awarded in this cycle is potentially renewable for additional funding in years 2 and 3 of the grant period; pending progress and re-approval by the selection committee.

General resources

Research databases

  • Kauffman Foundation
    A database consisting of journal articles, books, reports, conferences, and working papers on a wide variety of entrepreneurial topics.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
    A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. Contributes to economic research among public policymakers, business professionals and the academic community. A significant amount of data is available: e.g. macro, industry, individual, demographic.
  • The Berkley Electronic Press
    Publishes high quality research organized by topic and industry as well serves as an electronic repository for other universities to showcase their research.
  • National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship
    Based in the United Kingdom, this site provides multi topic repositories for latest research articles, working papers, and upcoming events.

Policy initiatives and research information

Social entrepreneurship

Family business

  • Kennesaw State University Family Business Center
    The Cox Family Enterprise Center is one of the world’s leading resources for family business education and research.
  • The Family Firm Institute (FFI)
    This is an international professional membership organization dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business and family wealth advisors, consultants, educators, and researchers and to increasing public awareness about trends and developments in the family business and family wealth fields.

Innovation and creativity

Entrepreneurial finance

Research journals

Resources for Teaching

The following links provide unique resources for entrepreneurship teachers to use in the classroom.

Clips, films and videos

Cases

Experiential learning

Business plan competitions

Teaching toolkit

Course Activities