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

Funding opportunities

Investment is an important part of the growth of an entrepreneurial venture. In this section, you will find information on funding opportunities, angel investors and venture capital, and books on fundraising and crowdfunding.

Pitch competitions are another way to get a quick injection of cash and prizes.

Sources open to students

  • Natural Resources Canada: Oil Spill Response Science Program

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will provide $3.6 million over  two years (2017-2019) for research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects focused on improving recovery technologies and processes for the cleanup of heavy oil products spilled in marine environments. For additional information on the Oil Spill Response Science Program, please contact NRCan at or Mike Folinas at   

Angel investing and venture capital

Books on Financing

Crowdfunding books