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TRENDSPOTTING and IDEA GENERATION
Robotics Entrepreneurship Resource!
Some Key Databases for Entrepreneurship Research
has private company financials, information on private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital fundings, private equity deals, etc. Good for locating investors and competitive intelligence. (NOTE: You must create an account using your CMU email).
A comprehensive global database of private companies and investors activities. Contains advanced searches for private companies, investors, and deals information (especially private equity and venture capital). Also great for news on emerging markets. An excellent resource for startups and entrepreneurship research. (NOTE: You must create an account using your CMU email).
MarketLine (previously Datamonitor)
Reports on companies and industries. Also a financial deals section that gives information on VC, M&A, etc. "Ask and Analyst" support as well.
Market research reports for industries, specializing in advanced materials, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, healthcare, sensors, plastics, nanotechnology, and other emerging technologies - but with traditional industries as well.
Frost & Sullivan
Detailed market reports and analysis on technology aspects of many industries. (Many reports are read-only, but you can request a .pdf from email@example.com. For academic use only.)
Gartner Core Research
Research reports on IT-related topics and companies, including analyses, opinions, trends, leading practices, and case studies. (Some reports not available.)
Thomson ONE Private Equity/Venture Capital (formerly VentureXpert)
information on venture capital funds, private equity firms, funded companies, and their executives in the US, Europe, and Asia, as well as an analytics source for fund performance, commitments, disbursements, and statistics. NOTE: click on "Screening & Analysis" at the top. Must use Internet Explorer 11 browser. **When off campus, use the VPN.
**Hard to use but valuable data.
S&P Capital IQ
In-depth financial/valuation data resource, including information on equities, credit ratings, transactions, and more. Use hundreds of data points to generate lists of companies, markets, executives. Includes an Excel plug-in for data analysis. Create an account using your CMU email address
by following these directions
Articles & Trade Journals
Articles from publications on all business topics including entrepreneurship - examples: Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review.
Valuation multiples for many industries found in First Research Industry Profiles.
Business Source Premier
More articles from business publications (many don't overlap with ABI/INFORM) - examples: Entrepreneur Magazine, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, Black Enterprise, Venture Capital, Journal of Business Venturing.
SAGE Business Cases
Provides access to over 3,000 business cases spanning a wide range of business disciplines from leadership to entrepreneurship, to family business and social impact. The platform provides unlimited access to all cases, a user-friendly platform, and downloading cases. SAGE has partnered with 20 business case producers, including Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern), Berkeley Haas (California), and the School of Management (Yale).
Contact the CMU SCE team for entrepreneurship support
Contact the Business Librarian for Help
Books and e-Books
Find them here - examples below: