Open Innovation Opportunities

Resources for Entrepreneurs

North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center

Small Business Technology Development Center

Local Resources

Greensboro Partnership Entrepreneurship Initiative

Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship

Council for Entrepreneurial Development

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Resources for Starting a Business

Small Business Association (SBA)

Counselors to America’s Small Business’s Entrepreneurship Section

Thrive NC: Small Business Resources

Small Business Resource & Referral Network: Frequently Asked Questions

Small Business Technology Development Center

Small Business Association

The Business Plan Store

Center for Business Planning

Intellectual Property / Licensing

Overview of Intellectual Property

An Extensive Introduction to Intellectual Property

US Copyright Law

US Trademark Laws

IP Newsflash

US Patent & Trademark Office

Google Patents

Patent Lens

International Intellectual Property Resources

Professional Organizations

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

Licensing Executive Society International

National Technology Transfer Center

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Additional Links

The Office of Innovation Commercialization has access to additional resources for inventors and entrepreneurs. To access these links, contact us at

NC Department of the Secretary of State: Corporations

Additional Regulations and Policies Covering Campus Activities