Whether you're new to commercialization or an experienced entrepreneur, this guide is a quick and easy way to access the most useful resources the library has to offer, including market research, journals, books, toolkits, and information on financing and business plans.
Note: The cross-disciplinary nature of entrepreneurship is reflected in the resources highlighted here - some of which are scholarly while others are from the business trade.
For workshop and event information, please see this guide.
For information about startups and entrepreneurship at U of T, click the "Community Links" tab above.
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University of Toronto Entrepreneurship - Helping students and researchers make the leap from idea to commercialization are nine incubators across U of T’s three campuses. Budding entrepreneurs can also meet up and collaborate in the newly opened community space ONRamp.
User Experience (UX) Lab - Located at Robarts Library, the UX Lab is the University's first space dedicated to studying and supporting User Experience (UX) research and design. The UX Lab is open to U of T students, staff, and faculty by appointment or during weekly drop in hours.
MADLab - Located at Gerstein Science Information Centre, MADLab is devoted to accelerating mobile software development at University of Toronto. The Lab hosts equipment (3D Printers, VR), collaborative workspace, user groups, one-on-one consultations, and workshops, and is open to all University of Toronto students, staff and faculty.
Wondering what "MVP" means in Silicon Valley? Hint: it doesn't stand for "most valuable player." These crowdsourced glossaries - created not by lexicographers but rather by people working in the industry - are a handy guide to learn your pivots from your exits as you read about startups.
Silicon Valley Dictionary - A list-based glossary inspired by the television series Silicon Valley. Some humour included.
The Startup Dictionary - Includes handy search bar for quick reference.
Entrepreneur Dictionary for Startups - a glossary of terms commonly used by entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, and others who interact with startup ventures and startup financing. Created byFundingSage
Wordnik - Itself a startup, claiming to be the world's biggest online English dictionary. Searchable.
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