Startup Resources

IU Startup Guide

The IU Libraries and ICO provides IU innovators and entrepreneurs with access to excellent resources designed for professionals, including market research databases like:

  • IU Ventures
    • Pitchbook: Investment trends and transactions in private equity and venture capital sectors. For premier features, contact IU Ventures.

  • ICO
    • BCC Research: Specialized market research reports covering healthcare, science, and technology sectors. (through ICO and Business School Library – contact)
    • PatSnap: Patent search for prior art, competitive technologies or licensing opportunities

Educational Resources for business plan development:

  • IN Small Business Development Centre
    From no cost consulting to venture connections, Indiana’s SBDC team helps entrepreneurs start their business
  • IHIF
    IHIF’s helps life science businesses enhance business networks, and advocates for member interests to grow Indiana’s health industry economy and reputation.
  • US Small Business Administration
  • Startup America Partnership
    Offers a coalition of mentors, advisors, funders, major corporations, and service providers to help entrepreneurs start and scale companies.
  • The Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Resource Center
    Information on accounting and finance, business operations, human resources, marketing and sales, products and services and public policy.
  • Why Startups Fail
    The Startup Genome project analyzed data from 3,200 companies and determined there are two things at the core of successful businesses: a good product and a large market for that product.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office
Comprehensive site containing information about applying for patents, filing for trademarks, searching for patents and trademarks and more.

Google Patents
Searchable database of United States Patent and Trademark Office patents and patent applications.

IP Litigation Update
Blog offers insights into new developments in copyright, trademark, and trade secrets, with a particular focus on how these developments apply to technology companies. Content comes from Perkins Coie’s Intellectual Property Litigation attorneys.

The IP Law Blog
Provides insights in connection with copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, licensing and promotions.