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Garage Technology Ventures offers detailed
outlines of ideal Powerpoint presentations
http://www.garage.com/resources/perfectingpitch.shtml
and business summaries
http://www.garage.com/resources/writingexecsum.shtml


The US Small Business Administration site with
useful resources.
www.sba.gov
The SBA online guide for business plan writing
www.sba.gov/starting/indexbusplans.html

Sample business and marketing plans.
www.morebusiness.com

Section-by-section
advice for writing a business
plan
from Deloitte and Touche
www.deloitte.com/vs/0%2c1151%2csid=2304%
2c00.html


Small business targeted service and information
site with links to many articles on writing business
plans. www.allbusiness.com



Technology

Small Times is good source for current information
on the world of micro- and nanotechnology.
www.smalltimes.com

Government and academic labs with extensive
sites outlining current projects within multiple
disciplines of science.
www.llnl.gov
www.lbl.gov
www.sandia.gov
www.arc.nasa.gov/

Government Agency funding both university
research and small businesses
National Science Foundation
www.nsf.gov

National
resource for molecular biology
information
, including public databases, research
in computational biology and software tools for
analyzing genome data.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

Intellectual Property Protection

The US Patent and Trademark Office site.
www.uspto.gov

Information about intellectual property law including
patent, trademark and copyright.
www.intelproplaw.com

Life Science government research and
regulatory agencies:
www.FDA.gov
www.NIH.gov
Pre-VC Funding Sources

Government Grant Sources:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?
pims_id=13371&from=fund
www.grants.gov
http://www.dodsbir.net/
www.NIST.gov
www.ATP.NIST.gov
www.cfda.gov
www.SBA.gov

Silicon Valley Angel Groups:
www.bandofangels.com
www.angelsforum.com
www.keiretsuforum.com
www.tenexmedical.com
www.10xgreenhouse.com
Other Sources:
www.LARTA.org

Networking

Asia America MultiTechnology Association
provides innovative programs for the business
technology community
http://www.aamasv.com/

Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs
is an organization dedicated to assisting startups
connect with investors, peers and service providers.
http://www.svase.org/

IEEE is a large, international, professional
association with technical focus in computer
engineering, biomedical technology and
telecommunications, electric power and aerospace,
among others.
www.ieee.org

MIT/Stanford Venture Lab promotes the growth and
success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures by
connecting ideas, technology and people.
www.vlab.org

The
CalTech/MIT Enterprise Forum holds monthly
programs and provides advice, support, education
and networking opportunities to technology-based
ventures in the Southern California area.
www.entforum.caltech.edu

International Association of Nanotechnology
www.ianano.org

Alameda Innovaations LLC
www.alamedainnovations.com  

Below are a few selected sources of additional information for entrepreneurs, executives, investors and
technologists.  
Preparing for Investors
Alameda offers its years of experience as venture capital investors, board members, board advisors, and
NASDAQ company officers to entrepreneurs.  In our former roles as investors we used a list of questions to
formally review each and every startup.   To prepare for meetings with investors we encourage you to prepare
answers to as many of these questions that are relevant to your company.
Questions Investors Ask  Download the Alameda 101 Questions
www.alamedaai.com/pdf_docs/Alameda_101_Questions
Other Useful Sites

Alameda Innovations LLC
(creating spinouts)
www.alamedainnovations.com  

Department of Energy Statistics
http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/forecasting.html

VentureSource
Venture Capital Data
www.venturesource.com/