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Entrepreneurship

Recommended resources for research related to entrepreneurship, startups and commercialization: from science and technology literature to market research and patents.

Quick links

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.

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Startup jargon

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 by FundingSage

Wordnik - Itself a startup, claiming to be the world's biggest online English dictionary. Searchable.