Regional and National Organizations
The links below deliver information on U.S. regional and national organizations that are geared to supporting entrepreneurs and entrepreneurism. Coverage includes networking opportunities and venture capitalist opportunities.
http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org The Angel Capital Association (ACA) is the North American trade association of angel groups and private investors that invest in high growth, early-stage ventures.
http://www.globalentrepreneurshipconsortium.org The intent of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) is to provide a coordinated vehicle through which participating members can collaborate and communicate on the specific issues and challenges confronting university-based entrepreneurship centers.
http://www.startupamericapartnership.org The Startup America Partnership is based on a simple premise: young companies that grow create jobs.
http://www.kauffman.org The Kauffman Foundation works to further understanding of the powerful economic impact of entrepreneurship, to develop programs that enhance entrepreneurial skills and abilities, and to improve the environment in which entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
http://www.mava.org The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association represents the full spectrum of private equity and venture capital firms with investment interests in the mid-Atlantic and beyond, entrepreneurs and their strategic partners.
http://www.nfib.com/ National Federation of Small Business, a small business association, provides discounts, research, online forums, networking, state and federal lobbying for small businesses across the U.S.
http://www.garage.com/ Garage Technology Ventures is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund. They're looking to invest in extraordinary entrepreneurs who have the ability to build great teams and great companies.
http://www.nvca.org/ The venture capital industry drives U.S. job creation and economic growth by helping entrepreneurs turn innovative ideas and scientific advances into products and services that change the way we live and work.
http://www.nvst.com/pnvhome.asp The only Internet portal serving the business-to-business needs of the private equity, merger and acquisition, and venture capital.