Public Venture Capital, Sources of Government Funding for Technology Entrepreneurs

Public Venture Capital, Sources of Government Funding for Technology Entrepreneurs

by Henry Etzkowitz, Henry Etzkovitz, Janet Levitt, Magnus Gulbrandsen
     
 

Many entrepreneurs are not aware of the opportunities presented by the federal government. Others know of these funding programs but need help in finding the one best suited for their company and they need strategic advice on how best to interest the agency in their project. This guide covers all major programs, missions of sponsoring agencies, types of projects

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Overview

Many entrepreneurs are not aware of the opportunities presented by the federal government. Others know of these funding programs but need help in finding the one best suited for their company and they need strategic advice on how best to interest the agency in their project. This guide covers all major programs, missions of sponsoring agencies, types of projects agencies are interested in, strategies for becoming familiar with program officiers,
procedures for applying for funds, and examples of successful projects.

Also receive agency-specific information on application procedures,
examples of successfully completed applications, and other funding aids on an easy-to-use CD-ROM.

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Venture capital provided by federal and state government agencies is the topic of this comprehensive resource, which targets those engaged in private technology start-up ventures or innovative programs within an existing enterprise. (It may also be useful to business students and researchers.) The authors Etzkowitz (SUNY at Purchase), Magnus Gulbrandsen (Norwegian Inst. for Studies in Research for Higher Education), and Janet Levitt, a consultant to entrepreneurs who has experience in the analysis of business proposals for a venture capital firm first provide an introduction to public funding opportunities for private enterprise. They then detail many federal and some state programs. A history of public venture capital is also included, as is a quick reference guide to the public programs discussed. An enclosed CD-ROM contains listings of programs, the forms necessary to apply, and material that can be downloaded in PDF form. The publisher also offers updates, via subscription, to purchasers of this book. This readable, well-organized work will be very useful to library users who fit the target audience. Business, research, and large public libraries should consider. Steven J. Mayover, Philadelphia Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156072786
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
2ND BK&CDR
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.97(h) x 0.88(d)

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