Law Pivot - LawPivot connects startups that need legal advice with lawyers who can answer their questions.
Startup Percolator - A website produced by a real law firm, offering free legal help to startups. Their three goals with this web effort include: educating entrepreneurs on legal challenges and trade-offs, producing legal documents more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Contracts & Agreements
Tech Agreements - TechAgreements provides quick and easy access to the actual agreements used in over 500,000 transactions covering all industries. The database includes agreements covering thousands of types of transactions such as employment agreements, technology licensing agreements, financing agreements and many more.
Contracts - Another great database of all the contracts you may need in starting and growing your business.
Legal Resource Guide for Entrepreneurs - Downloadable guide for legal resources.
Docracy - Free database of legal forms and contracts.
Model Legal Documents - Sample model legal documents.
Series Seed Documents Guide - Guide to series seed documents and provisions.
Live Plan - LivePlan is the first online business plan software that was created by actual business planning experts. LivePlan provides expert advice, built-in help, online access, and more than 500 complete sample business plans.
MyCorporation - MyCorporation is a provider of online document filing services for clients who wish to form a corporation or limited liability company. You can find lots of useful information on this website to answer all your entity concerns.
- Determining Best Corporate Form and Jurisdiction (including for-profit and non-for-profit).
- Different Types of Business Structure - Advantages and Disadvantages.
- Corporate Formation and Formalities.
Startup Pitch Night - Startup Pitch Night events are held monthly in select cities and expansion is underway to include additional cities. Startup Pitch Night provides the platform to practice and improve your pitch, receive anonymous peer feedback, and meet like-minded startup and technology people - all within a supportive and relaxed atmosphere.
Accounting Coach - A great resource for those looking to learn more about accounting. The website creates clear and concise accounting information for both business people and students of all ages.
The NYU Innovation Venture Fund - The NYU Innovation Venture Fund is a seed-stage venture capital fund created in 2010 to invest in startups built upon NYU technologies and intellectual property.
NY Top Early Stage Investors - Scope out the top 100 Angel Investors in NY. [businessinsider.com]
NYCEF - NYCEF is the New York City Entrepreneurial Fund. The city created the $22 million fund - the first of its kind outside Silicon Valley - to be managed by FirstMark Capital to provide promisingly New York City-based technology startup companies with early-stage capital. Find out how to qualify!
Bioccelerate NYC - A citywide competition that provides funding for biomedical research that has significant commercial promise. [URL]
Blueprint Health - Accelerator with network of mentors with healthcare expertise, venture capitalist, and entrepreneurs. [URL]
Dorm Room Fund - Accelerator aiming to be the first choice for student entrepreneurs needing capital to start their businesses. [URL]
Dreamit Ventures - Accelerator providing capital, coaching, connections, curriculum, community, and challenges. [URL]
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator - A four-month program combining hands-on help, seed capital, a great working location, and expert leadership team. [URL]
Entrepreneur Lab - Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab NYC is a prestigious 6-month training and mentorship program for aspiring entrepreneurs in New York City’s life sciences and healthcare technology community. The Lab provides extensive support to graduate students of science, post-docs, early-career researchers and engineers interested in forming new biotech and health tech ventures. [URL]
FinTech Innovation Lab - An annual program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City and Accenture for early and growth stage companies that have developed cutting edge technology products targeted at financial services customers. Winners get to refine and beta test their financial technology products. [URL]
First Growth Venture Network - A yearly accelerator program where participating entrepreneurs hone their business plans, work with advisors on product market fit, pacing and development milestones, customer acquisition, and recruitment and retention strategies. [URL]
Digital Health Accelerator - The New York Digital Health Accelerator is a program run by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund of New York City for early- and growth-stage digital health companies that are developing cutting edge technology products in care coordination, patient engagement, analytic's and message alerts for healthcare providers.
NYC Acre - New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy (NYC ACRE) helps clean technology and renewable energy companies in New York City grow, advancing the City as a role model for a low-carbon future and creating jobs.
Startup Health - A long-term growth program for health & wellness entrepreneurs -- "Healthcare Transformers" -- offering structured curriculum to coach and support entrepreneurs through every stage of building a sustainable growth business. [URL]
TechStars - TechStars provides seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of your startup, as well as intense mentorship from hundreds of the best entrepreneurs in the world.
Well Tech Funding - Welltech Funding will make available to selected companies a minimum investment of $50,000, plus office space (including phones and utilities).
Kickstarter - A crowdfunding platform for creative projects. [URL]
AppStori - Crowd funding for mobile applications. [URL]
Christie Street - A crowdfunding platform and marketplace working from the ground up focusing on physical product pre-sale. [URL]
Crowdfundx - A powerful online plus offline accelerator for local entrepreneurial ecosystems that connects businesses to top entrepreneurs and investors through online challenges and live pitch events. [URL]
iCrowd - iCrowd's platform leverages today's technologies, especially social media, so that entrepreneurs can attract investments from a wide audience of interested investors.
MedStartr - A crowdfunding platform designed specifically for healthcare projects. [URL]
Poliwogg - Crowdfunding platform designed to help investors invest in 1) the future of the health economy, 2) community based projects, 3) high-yielding assets. [URL]
Health Tech Hatch - Health Tech Hatch is a resource dedicated to launching early-stage innovations in health care and putting them into the hands of patients, physicians, wellness professionals and consumers. Hatch provides a platform both for crowdfunding (a groundbreaking method of raising start-up funds for a new business or product) and usability feedback on concepts and prototypes in the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, supporting health care entrepreneurs who have brilliant ideas ready to hatch.
Rocket Hub - Open, international crowdfunding platform. [URL]
Seed Invest - SeedInvest connects accredited investors to high-quality start-ups and small businesses seeking funding.
Startup Addict - A crowdfunding marketplace for funding startups. [URL]
WeFunder - Wefunder features new companies that are tackling important problems, and lets you help them with your time, advice, and investment. Presently, only accredited investors can invest in startups, but everyone will be able to sometime in 2014.
37 Angels - A community of thirty-seven women investors committed to fund early stage startups. [URL]
ARC Angel Fund - Arc Angel Fund invests in seed and early-stage companies with high growth potential, primarily on software, IT, Tech-enabled services, business services, digital media, mobile, healthcare IT, among others. The Fund has a primary focus towards NYC.
Astia - Astia is a community of experts committed to building women leaders and accelerating funding/growth of high-grown female-led startups.
Big Red Venture Fund - BR Venture Fund (BRV) is Johnson’s early stage venture capital fund. Operated entirely by a team of MBA students, BRV typically invests up to $250,000 in US-based high growth companies across all industries.
ELM Street Venture - Elm Street Ventures is a seed and early stage venture fund based in New Haven, Connecticut. Elm Street Ventures’ emphasis is on the life sciences, with approximately 70 percent of investments to date in companies developing laboratory tools, diagnostics, medical devices, therapeutics, and other health care related products and services. The remaining 30 percent of commitments are in green technology, information technology and other industries.
Empire Angels - Empire Angels aims to bring a high quality and transparent investment experience to entrepreneur and investors, primarily companies founded by young entrepreneurs in the New York City area.
Footbridge Partners - Footbridge Partners is looking to acquire one privately-held company.
Genacast Ventures - Genacast Ventures is a seed fund that invests up to $1 million in technology-centric Internet start-ups in the northeastern US.
Golden Seeds - Golden Seeds is an investment firm that pursues above market returns through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs and the people who invest in them.
Harvard Business School Alumni Angels Association - Harvard alumni who invest in early stage private companies on an individual basis. [URL]
Launch Capital - Investors helping entrepreneurs get access to seed capital and mentorship. [URL]
Lempert Family Foundation - The Foundation makes donations to established charities and non-profit institutions. These include organizations whose focus is on: arts and education; human rights; children at risk; refugees; Jewish continuity. At this time proposals are accepted by invitation only. [URL]
Life Sciences Angels Network (LSAN) - LSAN provides early stage life science companies with the operational support, mentorship and financial and professional network to grow and succeed.
Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels Group - Mid Atlantic Bio Angels group (MABA), is an angel investor group focused exclusively on new and emerging life science companies. Membership in MABA is by invitation only, and is extended to active, accredited investors (life science angels) who wish to make investments in life science companies, as well as institutional investors and life science company venture arms wishing to invest alongside the angels.
New York Angels - The New York Angels is a member led organization committed to finding, funding and mentoring great young companies from pitch through a successful exit.
NYC Seed - NYC Seed funds seed-stage technology entrepreneurs in New York City. NYC Seed helps driven, small teams that want to express their original ideas through software and web-oriented technologies move from an idea to a product.
Paladin Capital Group - Paladin Capital Group is a leading multi-stage private equity firm that provides funding to growing companies.
Quentin Road Ventures - Quentin Road Ventures is a seed to angel level investment firm, startup incubator and consultancy. QRV provides financing as well as operational and strategic assistance to a diverse range of startup businesses.
Soundboard Angel Fund - The SoundBoard Angel Fund will primarily focus on the following industries and sectors:
- Food/Beverage: any retailer or wholesaler of specialty (niche) food products.
- Education: training/certification and specialty schools (e.g., vocational, career education).
- Health Care Services: utilizing a new method to bring services to a broader audience.
- Consumer Products.
- (Efficiency) Technology: developing scalable techonolgies intended to make an individual's life or a business process easier and more efficient.
Topstone Angels - Topstone Angels is a private investment firm dedicated to bringing new and seasoned investors together with qualified entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Tri-State Ventures - Tri State Ventures seeks to identify investment opportunities from all sectors of the economy. Companies that TSV has funded range from healthcare (biotech, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, medical device and IT) to high tech products and services (wireless, infrastructure, photonics, communications, energy, B2B, and consumer products).
Vedanta Capital - Vedanta Capital is looking to partner with a select group of growth stage companies in the information & communications technologies (ICT), life sciences and global commerce industries.
Veziris Capital - Veziris is the burgeoning biotechnology venture capital company that invests in and facilitates the growth and innovation of companies in the science and technology space. With an exclusive network of scientific and investment advisers, Veziris able to identify, invest in, and help grow start-up and/or early stage biotech companies to profitable heights. Veziris takes an active role in consulting its portfolio companies on how best to implement their novel platform technologies to achieve the greatest commercial outcome.
Volcano Capital - Volcano Capital invests in health care companies across a variety of asset classes including venture capital, public equities and debt.
WFD Ventures - WFD Ventures LLC provides equity financing and industry expertise to medical device and healthcare technology companies. The principals of WFD have extensive experience commercializing medical technologies and seek partnerships with entrepreneurs, doctors and scientists to improve medical outcomes and maximize the financial potentials of their innovations.