University & Other Resources

The Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)

UTD’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship promotes cross-disciplinary academic and outreach programs across the university, including cross-listed courses, joint degree programs and broad-based community outreach initiatives involving each of the seven schools of the university. The Institute’s initiatives include: entrepreneurship courses and student programs, the Commercialization & Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, venture development program, community outreach and research.

Caruth Center for Entrepreneurship
The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship is part of Southern Methodist University's (SMU) Cox Business School. The Institute offers education, training and networking events. 
Southwest Venture Forum 
The Southwest Venture Forum is a non-profit forum operated by the Caruth Institute where entrepreneurs can meet with venture capital sources and other professionals. The forum is a bimonthly breakfast meeting where entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their businesses meet with venture investors and the professional community to solicit financing and obtain advice.

Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation

The Kaufman Foundation is the world’s largest foundation devoted to entrepreneurship. is a single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. It is a unified interface for all Federal agencies to announce their grant opportunities, and for all grant applicants to find and apply for those opportunities. website contains a list of links to foundations that provide grants for entrepreneurs. 
The Commerce Business Daily (CBD) 
The Commerce Business Daily lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information. Each edition contains approximately 500-1,000 notices.