Print Page Print   EmailEmail   Bookmark Page Bookmark   RSS Feeds RSS

Starting a Company


*Books with an asterisk can be borrowed from the Office of Technology Development (OTD). Please stop by the office in Suite M2030 if you are interested.



From Concept to Market Gary S. Lynn, John Wiley & Sons

How to Develop & Market Creative Business Ideas: A Step-By-Step Guide to Successfully Bringing New Ideas to the Marketplace Dale A. Davis, Oasis Press
Inventing: Creating and Selling Your Ideas Philip B. Knapp, Tab Books
The Great American Idea Book Bob Coleman & Deborah Neville, W.W. Norton and Co.
The Inventor's Bible Ronald Louis, Ten Speed Press
The Inventor's Pocket Guide Randy C. Moyse
Starting a  Company

*Building the Awesome Organization: Six Essential Components that Drive Entrepreneurial Growth Catlin, Katherine and Jana Matthews, Hungry Minds Inc.

High Tech Start Up, Revised and Updated: The Complete Handbook For Creating Successful New High Tech Companies John L. Nesheim, The Free Press
New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Jeffry Timmons, Boston : McGraw-Hill/Irwin
*The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything Guy Kawasaki, Portfolio
The Entrepreneur and Small Business Problem Solver: An Encyclopedic Reference and Guide William Cohen, Wiley
*The Entrepreneurial Venture, 2nd Edition William A. Sahlman, Howard H. Stevenson, Michael J. Roberts, and Amar Bhide, Boston: Harvard Business School Press
The Entrepreneur's Survival Guide: 101 Tips for Managing in Good Times & Bad Illinois. John J. Cullinane, Business One Irwin
The Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Answer Amar Bhide, Harvard Business Review, November-December 1996. (Available from Harvard Business Online.)
Business Planning

Complete Business Plan Bob Adams, Adams Publishing

How to Write a Winning Business Plan Stanley Rich and David Gumpert. Harvard Business Review (Available from Harvard Business Online.)
Raising Money

Bootstrap Finance: The Art of Start-ups Amar Bhide, Harvard Business Review, November-December 1992. (Available from Harvard Business Online.)

Gregory I. Kravitt, Dow Jones-Irwin
Raising Money: Venture Funding and How to Get It Ronald E. Merrill, AMA
The Small Business Valuation Book Lawrence W. Tuller, Adams Media
Venture Capital Handbook David Gladstone, Prentice Hall


Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Biotechnology information, advocacy and business support
EntreWorld: Resources for Entrepreneurs
Web portal designed to provide entrepreneurs with essential information for launching their new venture
European Patent Office
The patent granting authority for Europe; it provides tools for patent applicants, including a patent search program and current updates on official and legal patent information
Evelexa BioResources
Useful business information to people interested in the biotech venture creation process
Free Patents Online
Full-text patents may be viewed
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
The NVCA is the trade association that represents the venture capital industry
Recombinant Capital
Valuation consultants for the biotechnology industry
SBIR/STTR Grant Information
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide over 1 billion dollars per year to small businesses and university affiliates for commercial development
The Entrepreneurs' Help Page
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
A comprehensive Web site with information and guidelines on patents and trademarks from the USPTO
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federally funded organization developed to provide the latest information about programs that support small businesses and new ventures in the United States
U.S. Small Business Administration New Business Checklist
Checklist for Going into Business is a guide to help you: determine if your idea is feasible; to identify questions and problems you will face in converting your idea into reality; and to prepare you for starting a business
Wall Street Journal's online information source for entrepreneurs
Wisconsin Technology Network
The Wisconsin Biotechnology & Medical Device Association


Home | About UsFor Inventors | For Industry | FormsTechnologies | Contact Us


Office of Technology Development

8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226


Find Research by

Technology Type

Disease Area

File Types

Contact Us


Main Office Phone:   414-955-4362
Main Office Fax:       414-955-6619


Joseph Hill, PhD
Vice President
Office of Technology Development


Kalpa Vithalani, PhD
Licensing Manager
Office of Technology Development


James Antczak, PhD
Licensing Manager
Office of Technology Development