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

Articles, Websites and Books

Much of the key thinking around startups and entrepreneurship is found in the mainstream business and startup space. Many of the books listed here are textbooks for venture development courses at U of T, and are available in print or electronic format.

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Books by Key Startup Thinkers

If you're taking a course on tech entrepreneurship, chances are good that some of these will be on your syllabus.


Having trouble finding information on a startup or private company? If they're consumer-facing, doing any marketing, or worth a lot of money, try searching the business press. Factiva is a good site to search multiple publications at once, or try a dedicated search in one or more of the following.

Startup Websites and Blogs

Given that many startups live on the internet, it's not surprising that many key resources are also found in blogs and websites. Note that much of this information is self-reported by startup companies, and so may be out of date.