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Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Associations, Foundations & Research Centers

Resources for business plan writing, strategic planning, financing, franchising and entrepreneurship, as related to small businesses and startups.

Wharton and UPenn Affiliated Resources

Venture Lab (formerly Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship):  Under Programs and Resources, click on Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for an interactive guide to resources including the Startup Challenge, VIP-C, and more. Also, explore other Programs and Resources including the Penn Wharton Innovation Fund. 

Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center: Home of research for Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship.


Research Centers, Associations & Foundations

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation: private, non-partisan foundation that works with communities to build and support programs that promote entrepreneurship

The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School

Edward Lowe Foundation: entrepreneurship initiatives focused on second-stage companies